If you’re old enough you definitely remember the comedy-drama ghost hunting film Ghostbusters from the 80s. The two films were Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) which followed the story of a group of scientists who captured wandering ghosts for a living. A third film titled Ghostbusters: Answer the Call was also released in 2016 as a reboot of the franchise but due to the underwhelming performance at the box office, the producers decided to do a direct sequel to the original Ghostbusters II next. The sequel is called Ghostbusters: Afterlife and will release next year.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Movie Story Explained
The story takes place thirty years after the events of the second film. A family consisting of a single mom and two children are forced to move to a small farm located in Summerville, Oklahoma, where they find out they have connections with the original Ghostbusters, and that they have to continue the secret legacy left by their grandfather.
That’s the overall plot synopsis we know as of now but we’re sure there’s more to it. We just have to wait and see for ourselves.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Movie Cast Members
The first cast members officially announced for the film were Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Carrie Coon playing the roles of Phoebe, Trevor, and Callie, the three protagonists of the sequel. Later on, Paul Rudd announced that he’s also in the film playing the character of Mr. Grooberson.
The good news for the fans of the original films is that we have some important returning characters in the sequel as well. Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts are reprising their roles from the first two films. You can see the full list of the other cast members down below:
- Logan Kim as Phoebe’s classmate,
- Celeste O’Connor as Trevor’s classmate,
- Oliver Cooper as Elton,
- Bokeem Woodbine as Sheriff Domingo,
- Marlon Kazadi as Thickneck,
- Sydney Mae Diaz as Swayze,
- Tracy Letts as Jack,
- And J. K. Simmons.
Moreover, the film is being directed by Jason Reitman, who is best knows for his works on Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Up in the Air (2009), and Young Adult (2011). He is the son of Ivan Reitman, the director of the original films. This doesn’t mean that Ivan Reitman isn’t involved in the sequel, as he is serving as the producer. Additionally, the story is written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman himself.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Movie Release Date
Sony Pictures Releasing was going to release the film on July 10, 2020 in the United States but as with most of the films coming out this year, it was delayed to next year due to COVID-19 global pandemic. The new release date was March 5, 2021 but unfortunately, it was delayed one more time. Now the official release date is June 11, 2021. Hopefully the film won’t suffer another delay and we’ll get to meet our old friends on time.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Movie Trailer
Luckily, we already have an official trailer showcasing the new characters and the world of the Afterlife. The trailer, which you can watch online down below, does a great job of introducing the new audience to the mood of the franchise while also making the old fans know that the new film is a true sequel to the original movies.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Movie Rental Information
Obviously, the film is not out yet and you can’t rent or watch it as of now. But if you want to watch the original versions, you can rent them on popular services like iTunes, Vudu, Prime, Google Play, and YouTube. The sequel will most likely end up on such services too when it officially releases next year.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Movie Free Download
You have to wait a few more months to get your hands on the free download links. We’ll update the page to include the download and streaming links down below, so make sure you bookmark the page to easily find it later.