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Sony has plans for a Ghostbusters sequel

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Maybe even a new franchise

After pulling in nearly $46 million at the box office, making it one of the top-grossing live-action comedies in years, Sony executives are looking to capitalize on the success of Ghostbusters and plans are in the works for a sequel.

President of worldwide distribution at Sony, Rory Bruer, told The Wrap he expects the revamped Ghostbusters to become a very important franchise within the studio, adding that the Ghostbusters world was "alive and well."

"While nothing has been officially announced yet, there's no doubt in my mind it will happen," Bruer said.

With Sony seemingly behind the idea of following up with at least one more movie, the question is whether the cast and writer/director Paul Feig are interested in returning. Feig has previously mentioned that he has a couple of ideas for a second movie, but the rest of the cast has been mum on whether they'd like to return.

The post-credits scene in the movie hints at a specific idea for a sequel, but Bruer didn't say if that's the direction the studio and Feig want to head toward if a sequel is made.

Ghostbusters, which has been largely praised by critics, is currently playing in theaters.