June 8th has been proclaimed “Ghostbusters Day,” commemorating the day the first film was unleashed upon the world back in 1984. Given that it’s such a momentous occasion for the franchise, of course we got a little peek into what the folks behind-the-scenes just might be cooking up for the upcoming sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Shared to the official Ghostbusters social media accounts, the first tease at the as-yet-untitled official fourth entry came in the form of a teaser poster. Set upon a completely black background, the image displays the familiar Ghostbusters logo… with one interesting change.
As usual we see a shocked looking phantom behind a huge “no entry” symbol, but this time the logo appears to be frozen. Of course, this has stirred up rampant speculation that the next film might just be a Christmas-themed Ghostbusters romp, or at the very least, set during the frigid New York winter.
We know that this fourth official entry will bring the franchise back to New York, due to the movie’s working title being “Firehouse.” Also confirmed is a great deal of the cast, consisting of Paul Rudd, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson, all alums of previous films.
Sadly, Sigourney Weaver has confirmed she won’t be reprising her role as Dana Barrett, having not been asked to participate this time around.
Plot details for the upcoming instalment are currently unknown and closely guarded, but does this new logo provide a clue? Will the Ghostbusters have to fight the many ghosts of Christmases past? We’ll keep a lookout for any further updates.