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Ghostbusters (Untitled Afterlife Sequel) is an upcoming movie sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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  • Columbia Pictures


Script Writers:
Jason Reitman
Gil Kenan




All Characters are listed as they first appear in the film

Main Characters

Winston Zeddemore (portrayed by Ernie Hudson)

Minor Characters






Plot Synopsis

Known Movie Scripts


On October 13, 2021, Ernie Hudson was asked if he would do a fourth canon film and he replied he "heard rumors they're writing a new one."[1][2]

On December 14, 2021, Gil Kenan mentioned he and Jason Reitman are in "very active detailed conversations" about where the next Ghostbusters could go in the wake of Afterlife.[3]

On April 25, 2022, Tom Rothman announced a sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife was in the works.[4]

On June 8, 2022, Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan announced they're currently writing it, the codename of the movie is "Firehouse," and they call it the next chapter in the Spengler family story.[5][6] In an interview done before Ghostbusters Day, Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan revealed they had the story before work on Afterlife was finished and they were able to lay out their plans of what they wanted to see happen to the Spengler family and even outside the Spengler family to Ivan Reitman before his passing. They confirm Ernie Hudson will reprise the role of Winston Zeddemore and reveal his company's name is Zeddemore Industries and both will strongly figure into the future of the franchise.[7]

On June 10, 2022, it was revealed a freelance illustrator named Hannah drew the Firehouse image for Corbett Ink that was selected by Jason Reitman for the reveal during Ghostbusters Day. There will be a limited print run.[8]

On June 28, 2022, it was announced the movie's theatrical release date was set for December 20, 2023.[9]



Post Production


Deleted Scenes



Foreign Markets




Home Entertainment Releases

Television Broadcast




  1. Jake's Takes YouTube "Ernie Hudson Confirms GHOSTBUSTERS 4?! Talks Reuniting with Bill Murray & Dan Aykroyd for AFTERLIFE" (recording of Good Day Chicago segment) 3:35-3:38 10/13/2021
  2. Cinema Blend "Sounds Like Ghostbusters 4 Is Already In The Works, According To Ernie Hudson" 10/13/2021
  3. JTFPod YouTube "Gil Kenan says he’s hopeful to continue writing stories in the Ghostbusters Universe" 8:07-8:14 12/14/2021 Gil Kenan says: "And so we are in very active detailed conversations about where those stories could go."
  4. Variety "‘Venom 3,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Sequel in the Works at Sony" 4/25/2022
  5. Ghostbusters Tweet #1 6/8/2022
  6. Ghostbusters Tweet #2 6/8/2022
  7. The Hollywood Reporter "‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Director Jason Reitman and Co-Writer Gil Kenan Discuss Next Franchise Film (Exclusive)" 6/8/2022
  8. Corbett Ink "Ghostbusters Firehouse Official Limited Edition Print" 6/10/2022 Description reads: "Hi, I’m Hannah! Freelance Ilustrator/Artist, taking on private commissions and professional contracts. Official Limited Edition Print Ghostbusters:Firehouse Corbett Ink is proud to present this officially licensed Ghostbusters Firehouse print, created to announce the Codename of the new Ghostbusters movie. My original Firehouse print was handpicked by Jason Reitman to serve as the backdrop to his announcement of a new movie on Ghostbusters Day 2022!...And I couldn’t be happier about that! Prints are limited to a run of just 100 and each is hand numbered and signed. Prints are A3 and packaged in cello bags and poster tubes for safe travels. THIS IS A PREORDER, WITH NO DELAYS ITEM SHOULD BE READY TO SHIP BY WED 15TH OF JUNE. ."
  9. Deadline "Sony Dates ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel For 2023" 6/28/2022









Locations Before

Promotional Images

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Secondary Canon