The 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters had infamously flopped, but Sony is set to go back to the original continuity with next year’s Ghostbusters movie. As it turns out, the film now has an official title, and we could be getting the trailer in the next few days.
This comes from Trailer Track, who reports that the first full trailer for the film has already been given a rating, and the official title is now Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It’s speculated that the trailer will drop before the release of Jumanji: The Next Level or could even release on the same day of Dec. 4.
We don’t have an official synopsis for the film yet, but it’s believed that Afterlife would be focusing on Egon Spengler’s extended family played by McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard. Based on the teaser of the old Ecto-1, I’m guessing the Busters would have been out of business for a while, and the movie will have Egon’s grandkids trying to re-launch the franchise—it’s kind of like a metaphor for the actual Ghostbusters franchise.
The film promises to go the reboot/sequel direction, not only giving us new characters, but also cameos from original cast members like Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson. This is just my own personal wish, but I would also love to see Rick Moranis come back onscreen to reprise the role of silly neighbor Louis Tully.
Catch Ghostbusters: Afterlife when it hits theaters July 8, 2020.