If busting makes you feel good, well, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. Sony Pictures announced today that they would be pushing the release of GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE from March 5, 2021 to June 11, 2021, which just so happens to be damn close to the release date of the first GHOSTBUSTERS film. Perhaps it’s meant to be.
We’ve certainly become accustomed to these frequent release date changes due to COVID-19, and this isn’t even the first time that Sony has shuffled GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE around. The Jason Reitman film was originally slated to hit theaters on July 10, 2020 before the studio pushed it back for the first time. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE takes place thirty years after GHOSTBUSTERS II and revolves around a single mom (Carrie Coon) and her two kids (Finn Wolfhard & McKenna Grace) who discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind after they move into a mysterious house in a small town. Unlike Paul Feig‘s reboot, the new film will serve as a direct sequel to the originals, and not only that, but it will also feature Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts reprising their original roles. Even though Harold Ramis is no longer with us, Dan Aykroyd has previously teased that Ramis’ character will still be honorably represented in GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE.
To have that formation without that man standing right there on the line with us was a pretty serious adjustment. He will be very well represented in the new film, I can tell you that. He’s very honorably represented.
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE will now hit theaters on June 11, 2021. Fingers crossed.