Where to start this week? We’ve got first-hand accounts with Hasbro’s Ecto-35 SDCC exclusive, Paul Rudd joining Ghostbusters (2020), and tons and tons of merch news. First up, Troy and Chris talk about the Optimus Prime gone Ghostbusters that Hasbro was kind enough to send our way, and as it turns out, it sort of fulfilled a childhood dream for Troy. Then, we keep the merch train running including Diamond Select exclusives, Halloween Costumes, Naked and Famous Battle Jackets, and yet another mobile game integration. Rounding out our Ghostbusters (2020) discussion, yes indeed we’ll finally talk about the big news that Paul Rudd has joined Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters film which begins production shortly in Calgary. Experiencing some deja vu? It might be because this (kinda) all happened back in 2009. Birthday girl McKenna Grace spoke with ET Canada about her reaction to being cast (hint: she freaked out). All that plus some comments on that whole “hallway” thing that happened on social media on this week’s jam-packed Crossrip!
This week on the show, more casting for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters confirmed, a new 35th anniversary home video release, and IDW one-shot talk! First up, the boys catch up after last week’s April Fool’s Yes Have Some episode. Then, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a UHD 4K release of the original two Ghostbusters films in celebration of the anniversary packed with special features including the Fort Detmerring scene and a few other surprises (including a commentary by this ol’ podcast!). Next up, some casting confirmation for “the fam” as McKenna Grace has been confirmed to join Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard in a family with mysterious ties to the original Ghostbusters film. In the last section of the show, we’ll talk about IDW Comics’ excellent 35th Anniversary one-shot. All that, plus your voicemails and a few merch updates, and more in a jam-packed episode of the Crossrip!