Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel Set Photos Reveal 2 Returning Characters

By | April 21, 2023

Some set photos from the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel have revealed that one of the original Ghostbusters will be returning in the movie.

Daily Mail posted some photos from the set of the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel that feature series stars William Atherton, Ernie Hudson, and Paul Rudd. Atherton portrayed the uptight Walter Peck in 1984’s Ghostbusters while Hudson is known for playing Winston Zeddemore — one of the four original members of the team. Rudd, meanwhile, played Gary Grooberson in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, though his return was already confirmed.

The Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel, which has the working title of Firehouse, is still scheduled to arrive in theaters later this year on December 20, 2023. Additionally, the sequel will also make its debut in the same month as other high-profile projects such as Wonka and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

Firehouse is being directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jason Reitman. The next chapter in the Spengler family story will also feature the return of the main cast, including Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, and Mckenna Grace, who was actually the first cast member to confirm her return. It was previously confirmed that the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel would officially be heading back to New York City — the franchise’s original setting.

The 2021 film earned a worldwide gross of more than $200 million at the box office. It starred Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Paul Rudd. It also featured the return of franchise stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts.