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Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters Afterlife Sequel Sparks Excitement at CinemaCon 2023

The CinemaCon 2023 event opened on 24th April and dropped another surprise for movie buffs as the popular Director Jason Reitman brought back his Ghostbuster Afterlife sequel. Teasing the return of its new generation franchise, Reitman unveiled a new clip from the Ghostbusters Afterlife sequel fans can’t hold to check anymore. Yes, take a bow as Ghostbuster 2023 film is underway to reach theatres this December. 

The video clip of the Ghostbusters Afterlife sequel teased at the CinemaCon event saw McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd donning the Ghostbusters suit only to share a living at New York’s Ghostbuster firehouse. 

As Jason Reitman unveiled the new footage of the untitled Ghostbusters Afterlife sequel, fans were quick to predict that Reitman is back at his directing duties. However, nothing as such is happening at the moment. In fact, the upcoming Afterlife sequel will be directed by Gil Kenan, with the screenplay co-written by Jason Reitman. 

Helmed on a budget of $75 million, Ghostbuster Afterlife grossed $204.4 million at US Box Office. Seeing the success of the supernatural comedy film, Sony announced the Afterlife sequel in 2022, with Jason serving as the captain of the ship. Later in December 2022, Gil Kenan took over the director’s cape and commenced filming in March 2023 with Eric Steelberg as the cinematographer. Here is what you should know about the new Ghostbusters Afterlife sequel

Who Is in Ghostbusters Afterlife Sequel? 

Ghostbusters Afterlife Sequel sees the return of various Ghostbusters characters, including Finn Wolfhard as Trevor Spengler, Paul Rudd as Gary Grooberson, Logan Kim as Podcast, Ernie Hudson as Dr. Winston Zeddemore, Celeste O’Connor as Lucky Domingo, William Atherton as Walter Peck and Mckenna Grace as Phoebe Spengler. 

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While no official information on other returning members is confirmed yet, Ernie Hudson, who plays Dr. Winston Zeddemore, revealed that the Ghostbusters Afterlife sequel would also have Danny Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Annie Potts in their reprising roles. Ernie looked excited, stating about the trio’s return in an interview with The Film Collective. 

Meanwhile, new actors cast in the Afterlife sequel are Kumail Nanjiani, James Acaster, Patton Oswalt, and Emily Alyn Lind. While their roles are not disclosed yet, fans are way more excited to know what twist this addition brings to the Ghostbuster story. 

What is Ghostbuster Afterlife Sequel About? 

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No confirmation on the Ghostbuster Afterlife Sequel is given yet than that the Ghostbuster 2023 film is a direct sequel to 2021’s Afterlife. Thus, we have to wait for a little to see what happens with the firehouse and Ghostbuster old and new team donning the uniform the footage revealed on CinemaCon 2023. 

When Will Ghostbuster Afterlife Sequel Release? 

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Sony Pictures schedules the Ghostbuster Afterlife sequel release date for 20th December 2023. Mark the date in the calendars as another Ghostbusters adventure is on your way.  

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Will Ghostbusters Afterlife Sequel Stream or Have a Theatrical Release? 

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So far, all the Ghostbusters movies have had their theatrical release. However, post the theatrical release, the supernatural comedy film might make it to Netflix, considering that Sony and Netflix already have a partnership under which the production house has streamed its content on the streaming giant the past year. This included the Bullet Train and The Woman King. But the Afterlife sequel is not the only one to which the Ghostbuster universe and Sony and Netflix’s partnership are limited. To continue the collaboration, Sony and Netflix in June 2022 have already announced the filming of a Ghostbuster animated series by none other but Jason Reitman. Are you excited? 

Is there Any Ghostbusters Afterlife Sequel Trailer? 

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Sadly no. Sony Pictures has not released any trailer from its new Ghostbuster sequel and has kept much of its information under wraps. But since the sequel is all set to release on December 20, we can expect to see the trailer anytime between September to December 2023. 

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