“Exactly what I thought first”: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Gets Compared to Jake Gyllenhaal’s Climate Change Disaster Movie as Paul Rudd Returns for Sequel

Jake Gyllenhaal's 2004 film, The Day After Tomorrow, may have been an inspiration for upcoming Ghostbusters film

ghostbusters: frozen empire gets compared to jake gyllenhaal’s climate change disaster movie as paul rudd returns for sequel

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  • The 2004 film, The Day After Tomorrow was a phenomenal success
  • The recent trailer of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, has many making connections to the 2004 film, which has raised the question of whether or not this upcoming movie was inspired by Gyllenhaal’s past.
  • This recent trailer featured the majority of the cast, including Rudd, Bill Murray, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Kumail Nanjiani.
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Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the most well-known actors in recent times. he has started many massively successful projects like Prisoners, Brokeback Mountain, Nightcrawler, and Southpaw. Like any other actor, he has seen both highs and lows throughout his career. The 2004 film, The Day After Tomorrow, falls under the category of the former, being extremely successful and standing tall when put beside the rest of the masterpieces that he has had a hand in. The film followed a climate change plot, with a dangerous worldwide storm trying to bring the planet back into the ice age, and his character, trying to save his son from this.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

The film did very well amongst fans, having extremely good ratings, with a budget of $125 million and a box office of over $500 million. It is quite common for great works to inspire other projects, and as it seems, this might have just happened with this movie The recent trailer of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, has many making connections to the 2004 film, which has raised the question of whether or not this upcoming movie was inspired by Gyllenhaal’s past.

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire New Trailer

The Ghostbusters franchise has recently dropped the trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, its upcoming sequel to its 2021 film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. This is an extremely anticipated film for fans who are deeply invested in the genre, as it brings back Paul Rudd for his role as Mr. Gooberson, as well as the fact reboot series has been doing exceptionally well, and they love that it is continuing. This recent trailer featured the majority of the cast, including Rudd, Bill Murray, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Kumail Nanjiani.

Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters: Afterlife

It introduced the plot of the story, which was surrounded by a chill of mystery surrounding the sudden freezing of the people of New York City. The city was seen covered in icicles and it most certainly lived up to its name. Fans, however, couldn’t help but notice how this concept, was extremely similar to that of Jake Gyllenhaal’s film, The Day After Tomorrow. While whether or not this film was inspired by the 2004 film may never be confirmed, similarities were pointed out by many on Twitter.

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Fans React To This Comparision

After the trailer hit Twitter, fans were quick to comment that a lot of the film seemed like a spoof of Jake Gyllenhaal‘s film, with some calling it ‘Ghostbusters: The Day After Tomorrow’. When this was pointed out by one fan, many chimed in, stating that they couldn’t help, but also notice this similarity, adding that this was the first thing that popped into their head when they saw the trailer.

Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters
Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters

Some chimed in to add their own version of this fake name for the film, with another being ‘The Day After Tomorrow: Ghost Protocol’. One fun joked that this new film was set two days after Gyllenhaal’a film, calling it.

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