Introducing the Chilling Poster for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2’
As we commemorate the 39th anniversary of Ghostbusters this week, fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming installment in the franchise. The untitled sequel to the highly acclaimed Ghostbusters: Afterlife promises to infuse the Christmas season with a thrilling dose of spookiness. To celebrate Ghostbusters Day, observed on the same date the original horror comedy premiered in 1984, the first poster for the sequel has been unveiled, sending chills down the spine of any specter, ghoul, or ghost.
Shared across various Ghostbusters social media platforms, the poster showcases the franchise’s iconic logo. A whimsical ghost, phasing through a “banned” symbol, takes center stage. However, this time, the apparition appears visibly weathered and frozen to the touch. The imagery suggests that the film’s events might unfold during the winter months, possibly during the Christmas season, aligning with its holiday release date.
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What to Expect from the New Ghostbusters Film
The plot of the new Ghostbusters film remains shrouded in ghoulish mystery. Despite lacking an official title, the project has been unofficially referred to as “Firehouse,” paying homage to the iconic New York headquarters of the Ghostbusters. What we do know is that this sequel will directly continue the story introduced in Afterlife, with McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd reprising their roles for another thrilling adventure. The new cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster, and Emily Alyn Lind. Afterlife revealed that Callie, portrayed by Coon, is Egon’s granddaughter, and her children, Phoebe and Trevor, played by Grace and Wolfhard, are poised to carry on the Ghostbusters legacy. The post-credit scene of Afterlife also saw the return of Ernie Hudson’s Winston, who brought back the famous Echo-1 to their former firehouse headquarters in NYC. It remains uncertain whether Hudson will join his esteemed co-stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in the new film.
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Release Date for the New Ghostbusters Film
Mark your calendars for December 20, 2023, when the new Ghostbusters film will hit theaters. Directed by Gil Kenan and co-produced/co-written by Jason Reitman, who helmed Afterlife, this highly anticipated sequel has been in production since March. While Ghostbusters enthusiasts eagerly await further updates, you can feast your eyes on the chilling teaser poster below, offering a taste of what’s to come.