Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel Announced For 2023
The new Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel was recently announced on Ghostbusters Day, the day of the original movie’s release in 1984. Sony Pictures said we would have the second part next year.
This sequel comes from the success that Ghostbusters: Afterlife had. The film was a box office hit at the cinema, considering all the impact COVID-19 had on this market. Sony released details about this sequel’s plot and how the supernatural is returning to New York.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Will Have a Sequel
One piece of good news we got on Ghostbusters Day was the new sequel to the movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Sony made the announcement on June 8, stating that the new movie is currently in production. It is not headed by the same director of the original series, as he passed away. However, it was all in the family, considering that the leader of this filming is his son, Jason Reitman.
Another information provided in the announcement is the release date of this movie. Sony Pictures stated that the planned date would be December 20, 2023. They want to give a pretty good gift to their fans on the Christmas holidays.
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About the movie’s cast, they detailed very little. Nevertheless, we know that all the main characters will return for this Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel. Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace will play their roles again. However, we don’t have information about the original ’80s cast. We’re not sure if Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver will participate in this film.
The film’s plot revealed that the movie is set in New York City. In the first version, the events took place in a town in Oklahoma. We got a glimpse of this after the credits of the first Ghostbusters: Afterlife. In it, we could see the Ghostbusters vehicle arriving in the Big Apple.
The First Installment’s Success
The success of the first movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, paved the way for this sequel. The first installment grossed pretty well, considering the conditions of its release. It premiered in 2021 in the middle of the COVID pandemic. With a budget of $75 million, it grossed over $200 million.
The film tells the story of one of the original plot characters, Egon Spengler, and his daughter Carrie Coon. The events occur 31 years after the events that happened in the original film. In this version, Carrie goes to Oklahoma with her children to claim an inheritance their father left them.
The inheritance is a house in a town, and Carrie’s children begin to discover the story about their grandfather. They talk to people in the city and watch YouTube videos of his exploits. Additionally, they find several of the artifacts he used to hunt ectoplasmic entities.
The youngsters gradually learn to use their grandfather’s tools and inherit them, becoming the next Ghostbusters. They begin to face a ghostly entity threatening their home, family, and even the world.
We also saw how the cast of ’89 returned to help them in the situation they were facing and supported them in capturing the evil entity. This reunion of several generations of Ghostbusters was a legacy that many fans enjoyed.
The post-credits scenes seem to be a daily occurrence, and we saw them on that occasion. They show the youngsters heading to New York in the Ghostbusters vehicle. The reasons are unknown, although it is sure that we will see them in the next sequel.
We stand by, waiting for more information on this new movie, the title, the plot, and if there will be new additions to the movie’s cast.