Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Announces a Sequel, Another ‘Spengler Family’ Movie

Ghostbusters: Afterlife writer / director Jason Reitman has announced a sequel, codenamed Firehouse.

Appearing on Twitter as part of Ecto-Fest, a Ghostbusters fan fest, the son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman unveiled the next Ghostbusters movie. “The last time we saw Ecto-1, it was driving back into Manhattan: the home of Ghostbusters,” he revealed via TwitterGeneral Chat Chat Lounge “That’s where our story begins. The code name is FIREHOUSE. “

The upcoming sequel will follow Ecto-1 (and the Spenglers) back to the iconic firehouse from Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. A previous tweet From Reitman described the film as “the next chapter in the Spengler family story” but it is currently unknown how he will play out.

As returning cast members, it’s likely that we’ll at least see Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace return as Egon Spengler’s grandkids, Trevor and Grace. It’s also a safe bet that Carrie Coon will be back as Egon’s daughter, Callie.

Whether or not Paul Rudd will return as Callie’s love interest, Gary Grooberson, remains to be seen, and will depend on Marvel’s plans for Ant-Man in its upcoming MCU Phase 4 and beyond.

Will the original Ghostbusters cast back? At the moment, we’re not quite sure. Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson make an emotional return to the climax of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, but whether or not the famously recalcitrant Murray will take on another Ghostbusters movie is anyone’s guess.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife scored a pretty big win with audiences and critics alike, calling IGN’s own review it: “A delightfully lovely movie that will satisfy those who grew up with Ramis, Hudson, Murray, and Aykroyd. [that] will make youngsters fall just as in love with the new generation. “

Read more about the Ghostbusters franchise with a new animated series of news, as well as hints of an upcoming new game. Check out our rundown of what the Ghostbusters: Afterlife ending means as well as our list of all the film’s Easter eggs.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on TwitterGeneral Chat Chat Lounge

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