After Ghostbusters (2016), Sony had decided to go the reboot/sequel route with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which was better received by fans. Now the series is ready to come back to its New York roots with Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.
Here’s the first teaser:
In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.
Though the first movie had brought back classic villain Gozer, it does seem that the sequel is now going to be bringing back a new villain. We don’t know where exactly they come from, but it was teased in the last movie that the ghost containment unit in the fold firehouse was in danger.
Besides the returning faces from the first film, we also have confirmation that the original Ghostbusters will also be returning. We also have new characters played by Kumail Nanjiani and Patton Oswalt joining the fray.
I’ll admit, I thought Afterlife as a movie kind of took itself too seriously, and it seems like they’re doing the same thing with Frozen Empire. Hopefully, we still get some more comedy out of the film, and this is just for me personally, but it would be fun if they brought back some of the capitalist satire of the first films.
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire comes to cinemas on March 29, 2024.