Ghostbusters seems to be getting another afterlife with a sequel coming to theaters next year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is reteaming with Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman to continue reviving the franchise that brought in over $200 million dollars at the box office during the pandemic.

Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and Podcast (Logan Kim) in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE.

According to an interview with Reitman before the announcement, the sequel will bring the franchise back to New York. “At the end of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Ecto-1 is driving into Manhattan, returning to its home. And before anyone ever heard the title Afterlife, we called it Rust City. Which would not have made sense to anyone until they saw the movie. The code name for the next movie is ‘Firehouse,’” Reitman said to THR.

Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and Podcast (Logan Kim, left) fire a proton pack for the first time in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE.

No word yet on which characters will be returning, but the film’s post credit scenes confirmed that Ernie Hudson’s Winston Zeddemore has been looking for a new challenge and has been secretly financing fellow Ghostbuster Ray Stanz’ occult book store while also owning the groups former firehouse headquarters. With the end of Stranger Things coming this year, Finn Wolfhard’s Trevor could also be retuning along with with McKenna Grace’s Phoebe.

The film is expected to be released in theaters December 20, 2023.

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