It's time for Hollywood to turn its attention to a new legacy property that can weaponize nostalgia into making fans care about new movies while Star Wars and Jurassic World are taking much-needed breaks.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” or whatever we'll be calling the successor series that spins off of it, appears to be the ideal option.” Sony must have a lot of faith in the future adventures of Muncher, Podcast, and the other characters who weren't named Muncher or Podcast because the first film made considerable money at the box office despite receiving mixed reviews.
Ghostbusters II will be set in New York City, where the original films were filmed. The film will be referred to as “Firehouse” as a homage to the original Ghostbusters, and the Spengler family will return to New York.
You may think that revealing the codename for your movie so far in advance would be a bad idea, but if you see Podcast and Muncher filming in Manhattan, you'll know what they're filming.
Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman, the original Ghostbusters filmmaker, will direct Afterlife 2. Will this film be a sappy ode to Ivan Reitman's father, Ivan, Jr.? It's hardly required, given that Afterlife was so devoted to the importance of Ghostbusters, but returning to New York would be a fantastic scenario for even more Ghostbusters nostalgia.
However, Afterlife 2 may follow the Last Jedi style and dismantle the Ghostbusters narrative in a way that enhances what came before. If Dr. Venkman's trust in busting ghosts is threatened.
The old fans will be so alarmed that they won't see when the film's final moments eloquently capture and honor the reality that busting makes him happy and content. Or perhaps it will be a celebration of fan service, with the Statue of Liberty returning to the streets of New York City. That'd be a lot of fun!
Details and Plot of Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2
Since Ghostbusters Day, which took place at the beginning of June, Sony has been dropping hints about a potential sequel to its big hit from 2021.
The official Ghostbusters Twitter account disclosed that a new movie will be released under the ” Firehouse ” codename.” This is a reference to the 1980s headquarters of the original Ghostbusters, also featured in an end credits scene after the most recent film.
“The last time we saw Ecto-1, it was driving back into Manhattan: the home of Ghostbusters. That’s where our story begins. The code name is FIREHOUSE.” –@JasonReitman, @GilKenan #GhostbustersDay pic.twitter.com/P3QRild2Vs
— Ghostbusters (@Ghostbusters) June 9, 2022
That scenario provides the most helpful insight into what we might anticipate from Afterlife 2. It would appear that the containment unit in the basement of the New York fire station, which was recently purchased by former ‘buster Winston Zeddemore (played by Ernie Hudson), is still operational. Cue the catastrophe and a compelling cause for a second part.
It has not been established what the story will be about, although that could be the plot.
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Ghostbusters: When Will Afterlife 2 Be Released?
The second installment of the Ghostbusters franchise will be released in theatres on December 20, 2023, with a title that has not yet been determined.
When it comes to streaming services, it will probably be available to rent approximately two months after its first release (as with the last movie). However, it is difficult to place an exact date on it because the earlier reversal was in part impacted by the ongoing pandemic that was going on at the time.
The Cast and Crew of Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2
It is unknown whether Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, or any of the cast from the last movie will reprise their roles in the sequel. This includes Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.
Given that Ernie Hudson was involved with the restoration of Ecto-1 and the fire station that appears to be the setting of the movie, it would come as a surprise to us if he wasn't cast in the role.
It has been established that Jason Reitman will serve in that capacity once more. Additionally, he is working with Gil Kenan, who was also one of his collaborators on Afterlife, to write the screenplay together.
When we have more information on Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2, we will share it with you.