Following literal decades of false starts, rumored plot lines and the back-and-forth parade that’s been Bill Murray’s commitment level, we can now finally gaze upon the first official trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the second follow-up to 1984’s untouchable sci-fi blockbuster Ghostbusters and the severely underrated 1989 sequel. Have a look:
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Has director Jason Reitman captured the lovingly crafted aesthetic by his father Ivan in the original two? Is this a direction we can all rest comfortably in knowing that the franchise may very well be in good hands? Or, does the thing leave a bad taste in anyone’s mouth?
There’s a lot to take in from what could’ve initially been a brief tease, and the vibe jumps from a fairly typical Reitman-esque small scale drama to something far more sinister, eventually landing on a montage of references that, honestly, seem very affectionate.
After a career that’s seen his share of hits as much as far too many misses, Reitman’s franchise entry looks to be something uniquely special, a film that seems to owe far more to the original than the 2016 reboot/remake/sequel/whatever. In the category of first trailers, it tells little and still manages to provide just what we all want.
For a film of this magnitude, so heavily hyped and highly anticipated after what feels like an eternity, this glimpse has incredible promise. Sound off in the comments your feelings towards the trailer, and find below the premise as we currently know it:
When a single mom (Carrie Coon) and her two children (Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace) relocate to a small town, they’re soon to discover their connection to the legendary Ghostbusters as a supernatural threat unfolds. Paul Rudd rounds out the cast alongside much of the cast from the original films (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts) returning as well.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife hopefully won’t cross any streams on July 20th, 2020.