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The spirit of the original Ghostbusters returned (figuratively and literally) this past fall when Ghostbusters: Afterlife hit theaters and became both well-received critically and a surprise box office hit. Following that success, writer/director Jason Reitman plans to keep telling stories about the Spengler family with an officially announced Afterlife sequel now in the works.
CinemaBlend was present during Ecto-Fest, which took place on the Sony Lot in Los Angeles, California amidst Ghostbusters fans and press. During the event, Jason Reitman and Ghostbusters: Afterlife co-writer Gil Kenan took the stage to officially share that they are currently writing another Ghostbusters movie which will follow the next chapter of the characters established in the recent film. And in exciting news, they’ll be traveling to Manhattan next!
As Reitman and Kenan shared, when they were making Afterlife they used the codename “Rust City” but for the upcoming sequel their codename will be “Firehouse.” It will serve as a continuation to Afterlife‘s ending, where Ecto-1 was driving back to Manhattan – as Kenan teased and reminded attendees, “the home of Ghostbusters.”
More to come…