The release date for the still-untitled sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been made public following a post-credit sequence and a confirmation earlier this month. On Wednesday, December 20, 2023, theatres will begin showing the sequel to the most recent installment of the adored movie series.
Following the sequel’s announcement that it would return on June 8—Ghostbusters Day—the release date has now been confirmed. Director of Afterlife Jason Reitman announced that the codename for the planned sequel is “FIREHOUSE,” obviously referencing to the legendary headquarters of the titular team that lead the 1984 and 1989 masterpieces.
This information was made public on Ghostbusters Day. Although the continuation of Ghostbusters had been revealed before Ghostbusters Day, it was with this news that it was made clear it would be an Afterlife sequel.
The cast of the series’ forthcoming 2021 revival, which featured Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, and Carrie Coon, is anticipated to return for the continuation of the Spengler family’s saga in the future movie.
The Spengler family was shown in the novel as they relocated to Oklahoma when Callie’s father, Egon Spengler, left them the family home. The Spengler family consisted of Callie (Coon), her two children Trevor (Wolfhard), and Phoebe (Grace).
The kids learn about their grandfather’s involvement with the original Ghostbusters team while exploring the old house, and as they learn more about him and their family history, they transform into the next generation of Ghostbusters and defeat an extraterrestrial threat that threatens both their new home and the entire planet. As the Spengler family returns to Manhattan in New York City, the sequel to the movie is expected to take place there as well.
As the son of the late Ivan Reitman, who directed the two original films and returned as a producer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Ghostbusters: Afterlife had its theatrical debut in November 2021. It shares many similarities with the original movie in terms of both plot and production.
Gil Kenan and Jason collaborated on writing the script. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts were among the actors from the first two movies who made appearances, and Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014, was also honored. With over $200 million in global box office receipts, the relaunch of the legendary series had remarkable success.
On December 20, 2023, the still-untitled sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife will make its theatrical debut.