“If I’m a fan, I’ll be disappointed”: Finn Wolfhard Knows Fans Had Every Right to Reject $204M Movie With Avengers Star

Finn Wolfhard could relate to fans' concern about 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'.

"If I'm a fan, I'll be disappointed": Finn Wolfhard Knows Fans Had Every Right to Reject $204M Movie With Avengers Star

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  • Finn Wolfhard has played significant roles in blockbuster projects like 'It' and 'Ghostbusters'.
  • He took on the role of Trevor in the 2021 film 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'.
  • Amid fans' concerns, he also assured them that they would love the movie.
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Finn Wolfhard has emerged as one of Hollywood’s prominent young stars since he shot to stardom with the Netflix original Stranger Things. He has notably taken on significant roles in blockbuster projects like the It film series and the cherished Ghostbusters franchise. However, with devoted fans often comes increased scrutiny, especially for beloved cultural phenomena like Ghostbusters.

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This was particularly evident with the 2021 installment of the franchise, and Wolfhard being a fan himself, expressed understanding of the concerns raised by the dedicated audience.

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Finn Wolfhard Understands Fans Concerns

Starring alongside an ensemble cast including Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard took on the role of Trevor in the 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Serving as the fourth installment in the franchise, following the 2016 adaptation, the movie faced skepticism from dedicated fans who were disappointed with the previous installment.

Logan Kim, Mckenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard in Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)
Logan Kim, Mckenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard in Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

Wolfhard, who played the role of Egon Spengler’s grandson, addressed fans’ concerns in an interview with Sharp Magazine. He shared that as a fan himself, he understands the disappointment when a beloved franchise is mishandled. He said,

“It’s hard for me because I’m also a fan of things. If it’s a movie that I care about or a franchise I care about, and they mess it up? If I’m a fan, I’ll be disappointed. That sucks.”

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

He also assured fans that they would love the movie. Ghostbusters: Afterlife ultimately received a positive response from the audience, earning praise for its nostalgic elements and the cast’s performances. The film grossed $204 million worldwide against a budget of $75 million, and a sequel, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, is set to release soon.

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Dan Aykroyd Expressed Confidence in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd is set to reprise his role as Ray Stantz in the upcoming film Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Talking about the film in a recent interview with Newsweek, the actor shared that he had “a lot of fun” working with the original Ghostbusters cast. He also claimed that the next installment will be different from anything fans have seen before in the series.

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“When we marry the old lore and some of the traditions with these four spectacular new performances, you get a blend-in service of a really neat New York story that gives us faith in carrying on with the Ghostbusters concept.”

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His confidence in the film suggests that Frozen Empire will honor the legacy of the beloved franchise along with introducing a fresh perspective. Aykroyd will be reuniting with Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson in the film. Scheduled to be released on March 29, 2024, the studio has recently shifted its release date to a week earlier.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is available on Prime Video.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is set to release on March 22, 2024.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.