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Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 10th, 2014, 3:01 am
by ecto88mph
Just curious if their is any truth behind the rumor that Sony/Columbia Pictures killed off the IDW comic series in order to reboot the ghostbusteres universe for "ghostbusters 3"

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 10th, 2014, 3:17 am
by mrmichaelt
No, there is no truth to the rumor.

So far, it's far from dead. It's been said there are plans being made for more stories set in the IDW comic series continuity. Whether it's a Volume 3 or another mini-series after the TMNT crossover is currently unknown. Tom Waltz, on the record, has said, "...this crossover counts and will have a lasting effect on both our GB and TMNT universes moving forward...These events matter and will rear their heads in future TMNT and GB stories."

If anything, it's more likely they are taking the time to plan and plot out the next volume/couple arcs rather than crafting an ad hoc arc pitch while another arc is being worked on at the same time. The crew did just get off a rather ambitious 8 part arc. 'Time off' might be beneficial in the long run.

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 10th, 2014, 6:17 am
by ecto88mph
Good to hear. Hope those guys get some R&R they deserve it.

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 10th, 2014, 8:32 pm
by Razorgeist
No, there is no truth to the rumor.

So far, it's far from dead. It's been said there are plans being made for more stories set in the IDW comic series continuity. Whether it's a Volume 3 or another mini-series after the TMNT crossover is currently unknown. Tom Waltz, on the record, has said, "...this crossover counts and will have a lasting effect on both our GB and TMNT universes moving forward...These events matter and will rear their heads in future TMNT and GB stories."

If anything, it's more likely they are taking the time to plan and plot out the next volume/couple arcs rather than crafting an ad hoc arc pitch while another arc is being worked on at the same time. The crew did just get off a rather ambitious 8 part arc. 'Time off' might be beneficial in the long run.
Hadn't heard that theory but glad it isn't true.

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 11th, 2014, 11:50 am
by TomWaltz
Just curious if their is any truth behind the rumor that Sony/Columbia Pictures killed off the IDW comic series in order to reboot the ghostbusteres universe for "ghostbusters 3"

Nope -- 100% FALSE. Sony has been nothing but supportive and excited about and by our comic books. Stopping the ongoing was fully an IDW decision based on dwindling sales numbers and timing. Timing-wise, it was a logical stopping point, especially with the TMNT/GB crossover happening, which we are hoping will bring new/expanded attention to the Ghostbusters comics.

All that said, we have other things in the works and my ultimate goal is to relaunch a 3rd volume to the ongoing in the future. When? I don't know, but it's something that is absolutely on my radar, and when/if it does happen, I'm fully confident Sony will be as ecstatic as we will be.

Talk soon…

Tom W.

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 11th, 2014, 2:33 pm
by Kingpin
Thanks for the info, Tom. :)

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 11th, 2014, 5:00 pm
by Fritz
Thanks for the info, Tom. :)
What he said.

:)

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 11th, 2014, 5:02 pm
by Peterson
What they said ;)

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 11th, 2014, 7:03 pm
by mrmichaelt
Awesome. Thanks, Tom!

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 11th, 2014, 7:33 pm
by *NormalGamer*
Just curious if their is any truth behind the rumor that Sony/Columbia Pictures killed off the IDW comic series in order to reboot the ghostbusteres universe for "ghostbusters 3"

Nope -- 100% FALSE. Sony has been nothing but supportive and excited about and by our comic books. Stopping the ongoing was fully an IDW decision based on dwindling sales numbers and timing. Timing-wise, it was a logical stopping point, especially with the TMNT/GB crossover happening, which we are hoping will bring new/expanded attention to the Ghostbusters comics.

All that said, we have other things in the works and my ultimate goal is to relaunch a 3rd volume to the ongoing in the future. When? I don't know, but it's something that is absolutely on my radar, and when/if it does happen, I'm fully confident Sony will be as ecstatic as we will be.

Talk soon…


Tom W.
@ *referring to bold*

Now, 'that's' a relief. :) Whenever the team is ready for Volume 3 in the future, i'll definitely be waiting. ^_^

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 12th, 2014, 12:50 am
by Razorgeist
I'll be waiting with baited breath.

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 12th, 2014, 10:20 am
by TristanJones
I'm curious about where that rumor even came from!

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 12th, 2014, 4:45 pm
by M.Thunder
I'm not going to get overconfident. Sony could still pull the license in preparation for Feigbusters, if that movie actually makes it out of pre-production....although they have less reason to do so then they would with a canonical Ghostbusters 3. If Feig's movie IS a new continuity/reboot, that's actually good news for the comic, since Ray/Egon/Winston/Peter/Janine won't be affected.

And IDW has to be looking at the Diamond Sellout numbers for GB/Turtles and thinking...hmm... maybe we want more of this after all. Either way, nobody's told our guys to stop working quite yet, so... the worrying will continue a little longer.

Re: Did Sony/Columbia pictures kill IDW Series

PostPosted:November 12th, 2014, 6:12 pm
by Fritz
I'm curious about where that rumor even came from!
I think, perhaps, the coincidence of timing: V2#20's release (late September) and the Feig announcement (early October) came very close together. I think some people read something into that; I came awful close to doing that myself.