Ivan Reitman’s Evolution debuted in theaters in June of 2001 and, clearly expecting it to be a much bigger hit than it was, an animated series arrived in the fall of that year on Fox Kids, Alienators: Evolution Continues, which kept some of the characters and general premise but changed things into a sort of Extreme Ghostbusters style show where a special team was created to battle the threat of alien mutations that arrive on Earth on a meteor.
The 1981 cult classic animated anthology Heavy Metal featured tons of music in each of its stories but Eagles guitarist Don Felder contributed the overall theme song, “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)”, which was also featured in the “B-17” segment of the movie.
The closest Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman got to directing a third Ghostbusters is the underrated Evolution from 2001, which swapped out ghosts for aliens and tasked David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott and Julianne Moore with the alien busting.
Ghostbusters 2 hit theaters 25 years ago today and, to celebrate, we have some trivia and little know facts about this slime filled sequel.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about a slew of new trailers including the adaptation of The Giver and the new Peanuts, Batman vs Superman vs Captain America 3, the disturbing nature of Cars, the loss of trailer voice over, Captain Phillips, the insanity of the Need for Speed plot and much more.