Sony had stumbled with their attempted reboot at Ghostbusters back in 2016, but now they’re set to come back to the original continuity with next year’s Ghostbusters film. While a lot of outlets have been calling the movie Ghostbusters 2020 for a while, it seems that Sony has found an official title for the film.
As per Trailer Track, the movie is now officially titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife. We don’t have any official details on the story yet, but we could be getting them soon. The same site reports that a trailer has already been rated for the movie, and it could be dropping anytime soon, close to the release of Jumanji: The Next Level.
We don’t have a full story for Ghostbusters: Afterlife yet, but the guess is that it will be focusing on Egon Spengler’s extended family which includes the characters played by Carrie Coon, McKenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard. Paul Rudd has also been cast in the film, and we’re also getting the return of original cast members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver.
This is just wishful thinking on my part, but I hope that they find a way to get Rick Moranis to make a cameo as Louis Tully. I thought he was one of the best sources of comic relief in the film, and it would be fun to see where he’s ended up in 2019.
Hopefully the trailer drop will include a synopsis, and we can have something solid to base out speculations on. Catch Ghostbusters: Afterlife when it hits theaters July 8, 2020.