The currently-untitled sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife has become the latest genre casualty of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike action in Hollywood.
Originally set to debut on December 20th 2023, the film has now been moved back three months to March 29th 2024 as the strike enters its second month.
One of the most high-profile releases to date to announce a substantial change, it appears the untitled sequel just scraped by into completion before Hollywood ground to a halt.
Filming began on March 30th 2023 in London, United Kingdom and would last a total of three months, moving to New York and Canada during that time.
Sony Pictures have been particularly secretive about the project, confirming only that previous instalment stars Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, and Carrie Coon would return.
It has been left up to fan speculation to put most of the pieces together. From interviews with Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, we know both will appear, as will legacy cast members Annie Potts, Bill Murray, and William Atherton. Unfortunately, as we reported some weeks ago, Sigourney Weaver will not be reprising her role as Dana Barrett, with the actress stating she “hadn’t been asked.”
In terms of plot, we know precious little, with only a working title of “Firehouse” becoming public. Fans have speculated and hoped that this will mean a return to the iconic New York setting of the original. Further speculation emerged when we received the official logo for the film, which appeared to be frozen. Now, some are hoping this means we could have a Christmas Ghostbusters adventure on our hands.
As stated, this is all speculation, and all we currently know for sure is that amid the ongoing strike action, the next Ghostbusters chapter will arrive on March 29th 2024. Will you answer the call?