‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Sequel Sets December 2023 Release Date

The new Ghostbusters is coming, and just in time for Christmas 2023! The sequel to the 2021’s hit movie “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is set for December 20, 2023. And even though no plot details for the new film have been announced, the sequel will feature the characters back in New York City and the Ghostbusters’ Firehouse home base after “Afterlife” moved the action to a small town in Oklahoma.

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Directed by Jason Reitman, the son of original “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was the fourth film in the iconic ’80s horror comedy franchise. It follows the storyline of the original two ’80s films after Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot with a female cast. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was a box office hit, grossing over $200 million at the global box office against a $75 million production budget.

“Afterlife” starred Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace, who are all new faces in the “Ghostbusters” franchise. Original stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver all reprised their roles from the first two films in the sequel. As of now, we do not know who is returning and who is not.

Reitman directed “Afterlife” based on a script he co-wrote with Gil Kenan, while his father Ivan Reitman produced the film. Columbia Pictures produced the film and will produce its sequel, with Sony Pictures Releasing handling distribution.