With the success of Ghostbusters: Afterlife late last year, Sony has given an official green light to a sequel as well as other spinoff projects in the franchise. As the film is still in development and the plot details are being kept under wraps, it looks like we finally know now when we are going to see it.
According to Variety, Sony has scheduled a December 20, 2023 release date for the untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel. It will be competing against other films such as The Color Purple musical and the animated film The Tiger's Apprentice. It will also be in the same month/season as films such as Wonka and the fourth Star Trek film.
While the plot details are under wraps at the moment, it is expected to take place back in New York City (where the first two original films took place) and is codenamed "Firehouse" in reference to the headquarters of the original team. Ernie Hudson is also expected to reprise the role of Winston Zeddemore.
Jason Reitman is returning to direct the film. It is unknown yet if cast members such as Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, and the others are confirmed to be part of the sequel although they are expected to return since the follow-up film will still center on their respective characters.
It is wonderful to hear that we now have the release date for the Afterlife sequel as it indicates that production will begin later this year which would give them time to do the film for about a year. The holiday season is also a great time to release the film since a lot of people go to cinemas during that period and there is huge potential for them to have box office success.
Hopefully, the sequel will be as great as Afterlife and will deliver another satisfying entry in the Ghostbusters franchise. Let's just wait and see what Reitman has in store for their next ghostbusting adventure.