Now several weeks removed from the Ecto Cooler hoax that caused a somewhat minuscule stir over social media, it has been confirmed that next year’s Ghostbusters sequel, which up until now had been widely referred to as simply Ghostbusters 2020, will now officially sport the title Ghostbusters: Afterlife, as has been rumored for some time and was featured prominently on the fake Hi-C ad as well.
Additionally, Afterlife’s first trailer will drop on Monday, capitalizing on the ever-popular holiday season to give audiences their first taste of one of next year’s most highly anticipated films.
With Jason Reitman, son of the first two outings’ helmsman Ivan manning directorial duties, Afterlife will revolve heavily around family, with Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace handling said roles that will see them moving to a small rural town, taking up residence on a farm that may or may not possess a connection to the events of the 1984 original in addition to a slew of supernatural gadgetry and a certain rust-covered remodelled ambulance.
When inevitable paranormal disaster strikes, it’s here that our intrepid main cast shall presumably cross paths with the surviving original cast (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts) as they take on another slew of spooks, spectres and ghosts. Rounding out the cast is Paul Rudd as the wonderfully named Mr. Grooberson, a schoolteacher who was but a youth when the team first battled Gozer decades prior, and you’d better believe I’m still holding out for even the briefest of appearances by Rick Moranis-one can dream, I suppose.
Find below several pics courtesy of Vanity Fair, which constitute the first official looks at the long-gestating sequel.
Stay tuned to FandomWire for the trailer drop. Are you excited for another trip back in the saddle with everyone’s favorite ‘Busters? Let us know in the comments below!
Ghostbusters: Afterlife blasts into theaters July 10th.