Word of the new trailer arrived courtesy of the film’s official Twitter account on Monday:
— Ghostbusters (@Ghostbusters) July 26, 2021
Acting as a proper sequel to director Ivan Reitman‘s 1984 original movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will find Carrie Coon’s character, Callie, and her two children, the science-obsessed Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and gearhead Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), moving to a small town in Oklahoma after inheriting property from Callie’s estranged father. The film also stars Paul Rudd as Mr. Grooberson, who was a kid when the spooky events of the original Ghostbusters had occurred. In the film, Mr. Grooberson is a summer school teacher who’s remained obsessed with what history has dubbed the “Manhattan Crossrip”, a “technical term for that long-ago bizarre incident in New York involving an apocalypse-summoning skyscraper, a gargantuan killer marshmallow man, and four working stiffs who managed to fight back against an ancient Sumerian God named Gozer.”
The new film also sees some familiar faces returning for another round of ghost hunting, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver. With so much Ghostbusters royalty coming back for more, it feels as if no containment unit on the planet could hold fan expectations.
Fans of the franchise have had mixed reactions to the footage we’ve seen so far, with many rolling their eyes at the “Mini Pufts Attack” clip in particular. I hope the new trailer gives the Ghostbusters fanbase more of what they want and helps pave the way for bustin’ to feel good all over again.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is scheduled for a November 11 release in theaters.