Although 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot was not a box office hit, fans of the supernatural comedy series haven’t had to wait long for another movie. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the fourth film in the franchise, and it hits theaters in July 2020. Ahead of the first trailer next week, new details and images have now been released.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is not connected to the reboot but is a direct sequel to the original ’80s movies. The new images come via Vanity Fair and show some of the new cast, which include Ant-Man star Paul Rudd, Stranger Thing’s Finn Wolfhard, and Captain Marvel’s McKenna Grace. There’s also the iconic Ecto-1 Ghostbusting car in a cornfield–check them out below:
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who helmed by the first 1984 movie. Original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, and Ernie Hudson are set to return as well, as are Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, who also appeared in the two ’80s movies. However, it’s unknown how much they will appear in the new film.
As for the story, it focuses on the adult children of one of the original team, who move to an old farm in rural Oklahoma with their own kids Trevor and Phoebe, played by Wolfhard and Grace. The children discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters, and according to Reitman, must decide “whether they’re ready to pick up the proton pack themselves.” Rudd plays a schoolteacher who is obsessed with the spectacular events that took place in New York in 1984.
However, one person who is not so happy about the upcoming movie is Leslie Jones, who starred in the reboot alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon. Earlier this year, she described the decision not to continue with an all-female Ghostbusters crew as “like something Trump would do.”
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