Sony Pictures has released the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer for Jason Reitman’s long-awaited sequel, which features plenty of new footage that gives fans a better idea of what to expect in the upcoming installment. The film is slated to arrive in theaters on November 11, 2021.
The trailer highlights the new characters’ connection to Harold Ramis’ Egon Spengler as they try to discover the reason why he came to Summerville. The video also provides us our first footage at Ghostbusters alum Annie Potts’ return as Janine as well as a glimpse of Dan Aykroyd’s Ray Stantz. It also gives us a preview of the film’s antagonist as chaos unleashes on the small town of Summerville.
In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, in hopes of starting a new life, a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town to move into a beaten-down farmhouse in Oklahoma which they’ve inherited from their grandfather. However, they’ll soon discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
The film stars Emmy nominees Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace along with Finn Wolfhard, and Paul Rudd. It will also feature the return of original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts as they reprise their iconic roles as Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, Dana Barrett, and Janine Melnitz.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Young Adult, Tully) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist). Reitman is officially taking over from his father Ivan Reitman who helmed the first two films.