On Ghostbusters Day earlier this month, it was announced that a sequel was in the works for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Today, the release date and director for the sequel were announced. The release date will be on December 20, 2023. Jason Reitman, who directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife, will also be directing the sequel.
While not a lot is known about this sequel, it does seem like things could be heading back to New York City. Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan hinted that this could be the case during an interview on Ghostbusters Day.
Ahead of Ghostbusters Day, the duo teased some details about the sequel to the Hollywood Reporter. “At the end of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Ecto-1 is driving into Manhattan, returning to its home. And before anyone ever heard the title Afterlife, we called it Rust City. Which would not have made sense to anyone until they saw the movie. The code name for the next movie is ‘Firehouse,’” Reitman said.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife continued the story that was started with the original two Ghostbusters movies. It arrived in theaters in November 2021 and made over $200 at the box office as the pandemic continued to impact theaters. It also received positive praise from fans of the original films.
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