Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel Confirms December 2023 Launch Date

After Sony Photos introduced at CinemaCon again in April {that a} sequel to final 12 months’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife is coming, we now know precisely when it’s going to arrive – 20 December 2023, simply in time for Christmas subsequent 12 months.

Afterlife director Jason Reitman is returning, as is co-writer Gil Kenan, they usually confirmed earlier this month that, as hinted ultimately credit of the 2021 movie, the live-action sequel will head again to the unique film’s roots of New York Metropolis and the firehouse setting. “On the finish of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Ecto-1 is driving into Manhattan, returning to its residence,” Reitman advised The Hollywood Reporter in a earlier interview. “And earlier than anybody ever heard the title Afterlife, we known as it Rust Metropolis. Which might not have made sense to anybody till they noticed the film. The code title for the subsequent film is ‘Firehouse’.”

The high-profile pre-Christmas launch date reveals Sony’s confidence within the sequel, spurred on by Afterlife surpassing $200 million on the international field workplace regardless of being launched within the midst of the pandemic. There’s additionally an animated sequel within the works, although we don’t know any extra particulars about that simply but. It’s possible Afterlife stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace will return, although that’s not confirmed – nor whether or not we’ll see the unique Ghostbusters stars Invoice Murray, Dan Aykroyd or Ernie Hudson once more. The franchise’s return shall be all of the extra poignant provided that the unique film’s director, Afterlife producer, and Jason’s father, Ivan Reitman, handed away earlier this 12 months.

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