Amidst the excitement surrounding the upcoming Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel, fans have been eagerly anticipating its release on December 20, 2023. However, their wait got a little longer as the production faced an unexpected delay. The highly anticipated movie, set to continue the iconic Ghostbusters franchise, will now hit theatres on March 29, 2024. The wait is due to the ongoing Hollywood SAG-AFTRA strike, which has caused disruptions in several mega projects.
Despite the completion of production, the strike has impacted promotional activities and release schedules, leaving fans eager for more Ghostbusters action in suspense. Alongside the release date change, actor Ernie Hudson has shared his thoughts on the strike and its implications for the Ghostbusters sequel. As we await further updates, let’s delve into what we know about the plot, cast, and potential surprises that the Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel has in store.
Reason for Delay in Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel
The news of the delay comes despite the production being wrapped up. Currently, delays in several mega projects are witnessed in Hollywood. Movies like Dune Part 2, SpiderMan, Aquaman, Karate Kid, and Gran Turismo have been pushed forward.
The main reason is the ongoing Hollywood SAG-AFTRA strike. It is only getting bigger, with actors, writers, and lawmakers unifying to strike indefinitely.
Moreover, more than 160,000 actors are on strike. Thus, putting a halt to film production and promotions. Untitled Ghostbusters: The afterlife sequel has completed its production phase. The rise and release shall now get affected by the strikes.
Statement by Ernie Hudson
The seasoned Ghostbusters actor, Ernie Hudson, released a statement about the ongoing strikes. He said that the production and filming for the movie is wrapped up. Now they are only waiting for the final editing.
Furthermore, he acknowledged the delay due to the ongoing strikes. According to him, the movie shall be pushed back to next year’s spring season or later. Nonetheless, he is hopeful that if the strikes resolve earlier, they may be able to watch the movie sooner.
Plotline for the Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel
Fans of the franchise are eagerly anticipating the next instalment. There are rumours that the currently untitled movie will be renamed Ghostbusters: Firehouse. The title was soon scratched off since Ghostbusters enthusiasts could guess the storyline would involve a trip back to the original firehouse.
Furthermore, the firehouse was the base of operations for the OG Ghostbusters. But apart from the movie’s plot line has been top-secret. One can only assume how it goes once the trailers are out.
We know the old villain, Vigo the Carpathian, will make a remarkable comeback in Untitled Ghostbusters Afterlife. Thus, we can expect more drama, action, and horror scenes.
Ghostbusters Sequel Cast
The horror movies’ favourite actress, McKenna Grace, will play the main lead, Phoebe Spengler, Bill Murray shall play Dr Peter, Paul Rudd will appear as Mr Grooberson, Ernie Hudson shall return as Dr Winston Zeddemore, and fans’ favourite, Stranger Things superstar, and Finn Wolfhard shall play Trevor. It is a promising cast, and just like the previous instalments from the franchise, this one is also expected to be great at the box office.
Moreover, new characters will be introduced in the movie. We only know that five new cast members have been added, including Miko Huges, Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani, James Acaster and Emily Alyn Lind.
New Movie Posters
Posters for promoting the Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel were released as soon as production wrapped up in early July. They look exhilarating and insidious, the same old nostalgic, eerie sentiments associated with the franchise.
The only difference is that there are new cast members in the movie. All of them seemed interested and geared up to put up a fight. Paul Rudd is seen leading the crew of young adults, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and co.
Nonetheless, changes to the initial poster of Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel are expected. The movie title was initially displayed in an icy effect since it was scheduled to release in December. But new posters shall have a different vibe to them.
Where Can You Watch the Movie?
Hopefully, once the Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel is out, you can watch it at your nearest cinemas. As of yet, it will not be released on any online video streaming platform.