‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Gets A Full Trailer, Premiering November 2021
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’, the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe, has landed a full-length trailer, which has some interesting little callbacks and familiar faces!
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’, follows a single mom and her two kids as they arrive in a small town to start a new life. But they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind…
That grandfather, if the nerdy persona and glasses of the young daughter Phoebe, played by Mckenna Grace (‘Designated Survivor’, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’), didn’t give it away, is Egon Spengler. Finn Wolfhard (‘Stranger Things’) plays the brother, Trevor, whilst Carrie Coon (‘Fargo’) plays mother, Callie Spengler. Also in the cast is MCU’s Paul Rudd, who plays summer school teacher, Mr. Grooberson, and Annie Potts who reprises her original role as Janine Melnitz.
Whilst we don’t really see them in the trailer, we do get a hint of some other returning cast from the original films. That final shot is clearly the voice of Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz, who appears to be running some sort of shop now. It has also been confirmed in previous casting announcements that Ernie Hudson will return as Dr. Winston Zeddemore, along with Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman, and Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett. Harold Ramis, who played Egon, sadly passed away in 2014.
The movie, which is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan, does seem to be a new direction for the franchise, but also feels very much like a love letter to those original films. Although that should be no great surprise, given they are being helmed by the son of the original director!
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is set to arrive in UK cinemas from Friday, 12th November 2021.