Stars of 2021’s Ghostbusters Afterlife don the famous suits in a video alongside producer Jason Reitman to tease the new sequel. Reitman confirmed that the new sequel, due out on December 20, will return the franchise back to its origins in New York City.
In the video, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard, revealed they would be living under one roof in New York at the Ghostbusters firehouse.
Jason Reitman, director of Afterlife returns to write, with co-writer Gil Kenan taking over directing duties. Returning Afterlife actors will be Logan Kim and Celeste O’Connor and the December 20 film will add newcomers James Acaster, Emily Alyn Lind, Kumail Nanjiani & Patton Oswalt.
Ghostbusters Afterlife earned $204 million at the box office, a strong showing considering the world was emerging from the pandemic with a cloud hanging over Hollywood as to whether people would return to the theater.
The new Ghostbusters film marks the first since the death of Ivan Reitman, director of the original Ghostbusters and the father of Jason Reitman.
Jason Reitman recalling in the video, an interaction with his father in a screening for Ghostbusters Afterlife at CinemaCon two years ago.
“It was a huge night for me. It was the first time my father and I watched the movie together with an audience. We were showing the movie, it was just crushing,” said Reitman. And halfway through my father leans over to me…”
Reitman stopped to note he believed his father would say he was proud of him. “He whispers into my ear, ‘You really have to lose that shot of the car going over the bridge.’”
The film is yet to receive an official title, but Ghostbusters Afterlife 2 is set to hit theaters December 20.