We finally know who we are going to call next.
Sony has announced today that Ghostbusters Afterlife is getting a sequel. The sequel is expected to bring back the main cast introduced by Ghostbuster Afterlife including Mckenna Grace Paul Rudd Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon as they explore next chapter in the Spengler family story. The code name revealed by director Jason Reitman FIREHOUSE alluding to the iconic Ghostbusters headquarters from the original film. The new movie is set to take place back where it all began as the Spengler family returns to Manhattan in New York City.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife follows a mother Coon and her two kids Wolfhard and Grace moving to Oklahoma, where the children discover their grandfather worked with the original Ghostbusters team. While exploring their familys past the children become part of a new generation of Ghostbusters that ends up fighting a world threatening supernatural menace. Since the movie is deeply connected to the first film Ghostbusters Afterlife features many returning faces including Bill Murray Dan Aykroyd Ernie Hudson Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts. The film also honored the late Harold Ramis Egon Spengler the only member of the original Ghostbuster team who could not be part of the revival.
While fans were thrilled to see the heroes from the past returning for the last showdown Ghostbusters Afterlifes primary mission was to pass the torch on to a new generation. That means the recently announced sequel should focus on the new team and their subsequent adventures instead of just nodding at the past. Thats an exciting perspective as the sequel to Ghostbusters Afterlife might finally allow the beloved franchise to expand towards new directions. Of course we all love a nostalgic tale from time to time but s good to know Sony intends to do something fresh with the Ghostbusters.