The actor Jason Reitman is fording the rivers. Ivan Reitman Jr., the son of the film’s creator, has been working on a sequel for years without telling anyone except his father. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, the late Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, and Ernie Hudson will return to continue the story begun in 1984 and the disappointing sequel released in 1989.
Jason Reitman co-wrote the script with Gil Kenan, who also appeared in the original film when he was a kid. Despite picking up where the ’80s movies left off (and ignoring the ’16 remake), this installment will focus on characters from a new generation, such as Carrie Coon’s single mother and Paul Rudd’s small-town teacher.
A different aesthetic from the ’80s films could be said to be channeled here. The first Ghostbusters movie hit theaters in 1984, so this will be the fourth installment in the series. In 1990, a follow-up called Ghostbusters II hit theaters. Both the 2016 remake and its 2021 follow-up were long in the making.
Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel Release Date
On December 20, 2023, the sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife will debut in theaters. Sony has set a more stringent schedule for the sequel after the pandemic pushed back the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife further than intended.
Later this month, the sequel was officially announced by Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, who also wrote the original. The cast’s performances, Reitman’s direction, the film’s nostalgic tone, and the film’s respectful tribute to Ramis were all praised, although the screenplay and fan service were largely criticized.
Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel Storyline
The following plot summary was included with the announcement that Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the film’s official title. When I was six years old, I got to tour the set of Ghostbusters, and ever since then, I’ve considered myself the first fan of the franchise. “I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,” Reitman told Entertainment Weekly.
According to Reitman, “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It’s not a fresh start. Everything that happened in the ’80s already happened, and this takes place in the present day. Further, he says, “This is really early, and I want the film to unfold like a present. We’ve got a lot of exciting new twists and characters for the audience to meet.
Ivan assures EW that there will be a “passing of the torch” in and out of the organization. Ultimately, he had to make the choice for himself. He put in a lot of effort to establish himself financially and professionally. So it came as such a shock to me when he came to me with Gil and said, “I know I’ve been saying for 10 years I’m the last person who should produce a Ghostbusters movie, but…I have this idea.”
It was so touching and humorous that I ended up in tears. “Jason came up with this idea, and it’s just so good that everybody got it and understood,” Akyroyd added. Better than anything else, this sequel will explain what happened in the first film. Egon Spengler catches one monster at the occultist Ivo Shandor’s mine on the outskirts of Summerville, Oklahoma, and attracts another to his farm.
Callie can use the ghost traps to capture Gozer and its henchmen after the Ghostbusters assist Phoebe to hold it down by crossing their proton streams. Trevor can then use his proton stream to charge the traps’ power source. Both Lucky and Gary are released from their possessions, and Egon makes peace with his loved ones before passing on to the afterlife.
In a later chapter, Peter’s marriage to Dana Barrett is disclosed. Since leaving Ghostbusters, Winston has become a successful businessman and devoted family guy, and he has decided to donate Ecto-1 back to the team. The Ecto-Containment unit’s red light is blinking down in the basement.
Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel Cast
Bill Murray’s participation in a third Ghostbusters film has been confirmed, and this time it’s for real. Although the actor’s return to the part of Peter Venkman has been widely reported for some time at this point, his return has been met with the kind of skepticism that is appropriate given the actor’s history of pranks.
- Mckenna Grace as Phoebe Spengler
- Finn Wolfhard as Trevor Spengler
- Logan Kim as Podcast
- Celeste O’Connor as Lucky Domingo
- Carrie Coon as Callie Spengler
- Paul Rudd as Gary Grooberson
- Bill Murray as Peter Venkman
- Dan Aykroyd as Raymond “Ray” Stantz
- Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
- Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz
- Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett
Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel Trailer
Look at the first promotional video for the Ghostbusters sequel directed by Jason Reitman! The 2021 film was well received by audiences, as seen by its 94% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes. Netflix is also developing an animated series based on the Ghostbusters franchise, which should please fans.