Sony answered the call ghostbusters Fans asking the studio to confirm a 2021 sequel Ghostbusters: Life After Death.
The studio officially announced a new chapter in the paranormal comedy franchise during its presentation at CinemaCon 2022, the annual trade show where the studios showcases their upcoming movie slate to movie theater owners. No other details, including whether the cast and crew are made up life after death would return for the sequel have been revealed.
Set 32 years after the events of 1989 Ghostbusters II, life after death follows Cassie, a single mother who arrives in a small town in Oklahoma with her two children, Trevor and Phoebe, after inheriting a farm from her estranged father Egon Spengler, a member of the original Ghostbusters. The film grossed over $200 million at the worldwide box office and received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers alike.
While Sony has been silent on sequel details, Ghostbusters: Life After Death Director Jason Reitman, the son of the original ghostbusters Director Ivan ReitmanHe revealed in November 2021 that he was open to returning Ghostbusters II Villain Vigo of the Carpathians. “Vigo the Carpathian has plenty of time and opportunity to return,” Reitman said. “Listen, are you saying that this is the only painting of Vigo the Carpathian? He may be riding a horse in another, he may be impaling someone in another.” Vigo the Carpathian, portrayed by the late Wilhelm von Homburg and voiced by the late Max von Sydow, was a 16th-century medieval tyrant and sorcerer.
Some fans suspected life after death had ignored the events of Ghostbusters II after noticing that the Ecto-1 in the Threequel had the original Ghostbusters logo on the body of the vehicle, instead of the 1989 logo of the ghost holding up two fingers. However, Reitman confirmed in November 2021 that Ghostbusters IIThe events of were still part of the universe timeline.
“We meet Ray who works at Ray’s Occult [which was introduced in Ghostbusters II]’ Reitman said at the time. “The toaster off Ghostbusters II is in the kitchen in the farmhouse. There is indeed much lost Ghostbusters II Details, but no one knows Ghostbusters II outside of Vigo the Carpathians and the Ghostbusters II Logo. So there’s this assumption that it’s not canon, but it’s definitely canon.”
Ghostbusters: Life After Death Starring Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Logan Kim and Celeste O’Connor. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver all had cameo appearances in the film, reprising their roles from the first two films.
Source: CinemaCon, via diversity
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