A few months back Jason Reitman (son of Ivan Reitman the original series director) announced his plans to make a new Ghostbusters movie. This was on the heels of Paul Feig’s reboot of the beloved movie series which did not really set the box office on fire and received weird backlash by many fans who, frankly, felt the film’s all-female cast was a misstep.
Reitman’s version the movie, now officially titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a direct sequel to the first two movies and continues in the canon of the original cast of characters so the events in NYC in the 80s happened, Stay-Puff Marshmallow man and all.
The story picks up 30 years later when a single mother (Carrie Coon) moves her two children (Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace) to the middle of nowhere Oklahoma to live in the house that was left to them by the kid’s grandfather. When weird things start happening in their town, they turn to a teacher and believer in the paranormal (Paul Rudd) who teaches them about the past events in NYC and the children quickly learn just who their late grandfather was… Dr. Egon Spengler (the late Harold Ramis).
While they don’t appear in the trailer, most of the stars from the original films – Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman, Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Ray Stanz, Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore, Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett, and Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz have all stated they plan to make cameos.
If you look closely enough you will notice that Slimer does make a cameo, which makes the child in all of us super happy.