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Trevor Spengler[2] is one of two children who moved with their mother Callie to their grandfather's old rundown farmhouse near Summerville.


Callie's first child was a boy who was named Trevor. He was born in February 2006.[3][4] He got along well enough with his biological father but he left sometime after Trevor's sister Phoebe was born.[5] As a teenager, he developed in interest in cars. One morning in summer 2021, Trevor tried to eat breakfast and watch a car video on his camera phone while Callie gave him a hair cut in their apartment room at the Anderson East Estates on Barneson Street in Chicago.[Note 1] Trevor was annoyed but Callie claimed she was almost done and mockingly adored his mustache. He disliked her teasing. The power in the apartment hummed and caused Callie to become distracted. She inadvertently tagged Trevor's right ear with the electric shaver. He recoiled and touched his ear. He was not pleased to discover he was bleeding. Callie told him he would then went to check on Phoebe. After there was a knock at the front door, Trevor called out to Callie. She was annoyed he just sat in his seat. Trevor reminded her he was not an adult. Callie opened the door and learned from the landlord they were evicted. Callie initially mislead Trevor and Phoebe and told them their trip to Summerville was only going to take a week. At one point in the drive from Chicago to Summerville, there was car trouble. Callie and Phoebe sat on their Subaru's roof while Trevor fixed something under the hood then they continued on.

As they drove through Summerville, Trevor was not content with the weak cell phone signals he was getting on his phone. Trevor read the lines painted on improvised signs making up a quote from Revelations 6:12 at the entrance to the Farmhouse. He noted it was maybe a good thing Callie never met her father. Trevor took one look and called their new home a murder house. He walked around to get a signal on his phone and noticed rusted cars in various states of salvage. Trevor eventually went into the house and remarked it was so much worse than he thought it was gonna be. An earthquake prompted them to take cover under the dining table. Trevor joked, "Remember that summer we died under a table?" Callie came clean they were living in Summerville permanently. Trevor recalled she said she had money saved up. Callie confirmed she did before she had children. He hit is head on the table while trying to get out then noticed Phoebe had a strange device but she didn't know what it was either. Trevor grabbed at the top of the meter but Phoebe pulled it out his grasp. Janine Melnitz walked in and they learned there was no monetary inheritance.

That evening, they went to Spinners Roller Hop for dinner. Trevor was livid they had to spend a summer a heatwave. He whined they had lives back in Chicago. Callie contended she had one too. Trevor countered she did not because she was a mom and lived for them. Trevor noticed a Lucky, a teenage waitress, and followed after her. He quickly filled out a job application and tried to make small talk with her. Things became awkward. She was about to leave but Trevor presented the application to her. She skimmed it and noticed under experience, he wrote "friendly open smiley face." He admitted he didn't really know what to put. She mused "friendly" did not qualify as experience. Trevor guessed it was a more of a quality. She laughed, slid the application back to him, rolled to the counter to grab a finished order, and asked him how old he was. Trevor told her he was seventeen and asked if she could put in a good word for him. Lucky replied she could tell the bosses he had a pulse. Trevor told her his name. The two teenage cooks, Rufus and Zahk mocked him. After Trevor exited the restaurant, another of the teenage workers referred him as Casanova. All the teens giggled. Lucky punched the teen in the arm. Later that night, Trevor explored around the farm for a signal. He went inside the old collapsing barn and removed part of a tarp covering a retro ambulance. The light on his phone went out, to his chagrin, and he stood in total darkness. He then made it his mission to get the car running.

The next day, while Callie drove Trevor to work and Phoebe to summer school, she advised Phoebe not be afraid to start a conversation. Trevor reacted in disagreement. He thought that was horrible advice and she was literally setting her up for failure. To prove his point, Trevor asked Phoebe how her were jokes coming along. Phoebe told them one: "Why should you never trust atoms? Because they make up everything." Trevor turned back to Callie. She claimed it was funny. Trevor declared it was not and asked to be dropped off. Callie was amused he was too embarrassed to be seen with his mother. He quickly admitted it, told her bye, and crossed the street to Spinners. Callie honked and yelled out she loved him. Trevor was given inventory duty in the walk-in freezer and he counted meat patties. He began shivering and stuttering as he got to 23. Lucky stopped by to check on him. He admitted things were not going good at all and asked if everyone had to do what he was doing. Lucky confirmed everyone did and it was super important. She noticed his lips were literally blue and asked if he was okay. Trevor claimed he was fine. Lucky insisted on lending him her hoodie. She even pointed out it had a wolf on it so it was really masculine. Trevor accepted it and she helped put it on him. He was kind of surprised it fit. Lucky joked it was her boyfriend's and Trevor quickly removed it. She told him to get back to inventory. Back at home, Trevor ratcheted under the hood of Ecto-1 in the barn. A headlight casing fell off. He sighed, picked it up, and walked to the driver's side. He pulled the tarp off, took one look, and called Ecto-1 a shit box.

The next day at Spinners, Trevor crouched down and lifted up a black mat with gloves on. Lucky crouched down near the doorway and commented on how dirty it was. Trevor asked if any of it had been cleaned before. Lucky told him she never did then informed him a bunch of them were heading up the mountain. He stood up. She asked if he was coming. Trevor hopped into the back of a Ford Ranchero. They drove to the top of a mountain and circled by a mine elevator. Trevor and Lucky sat on the mine elevator. Trevor asked why she brought him along. Lucky named her reasons as entertainment value and asked him if he could juggle. Trevor was startled by a loud noise set off by the others. Lucky asked what he was doing in Summerville. Trevor contemplated his answer briefly then fessed up his family was broke, got evicted, and the only thing left in their name was the creepy farmhouse his grandfather left them in the middle of nowhere. She nodded. He added he meant to no offense. She told him she was not offended and confirmed Summerville was a dump. He asked why she lived in Summerville if she thought it was a dump. She dryly called herself "fourth generation dump." Trevor asked if she thought she would ever leave. Lucky knew she would not and asked what that said about her. Trevor joked it meant she did not own a car. She laughed but he elevator suddenly shook. They jumped off the elevator and looked down the shaft. There was a groan. The other teens noticed. They all gathered around. A spectral face briefly formed far down the shaft and spoke the word "Gozer." An orange P.K.E. wisp shot up out of the shaft. There was silence then they started laughing.

The next day, Trevor continued working on Ecto-1. The car would not start. Trevor pleaded with Ecto-1. He failed to notice Egon Spengler's invisible intervention. The motor roared to life. He slapped the steering wheel in triumph. The hood suddenly dropped. He looked outward drifted around in a barley field. Ecto-1 suddenly took off into the air and landed on the road. Coincidentally, he was just a few feet away from Phoebe and her friend Podcast. He drove up to them. Phoebe introduced Podcast. Trevor was surprised she had a friend. Phoebe was surprised he had a car. Trevor clarified it was a Cadillac. Podcast stated they needed a ride and asked if he knew how to drive. Phoebe quickly answered he failed his driver's test three times.[6] Trevor told them to get in the back. On the drive to town, Trevor asked them what was going on. Phoebe mentioned the Manhattan Crossrip of 1984 but Trevor claimed he already heard of the Manhattan ghost stories. Phoebe stated the stories were real. Podcast elaborated it meant the Ghostbusters were real, they really saved the world, fought back an invading army of the undead and 100 foot Marshmallow Man. Phoebe believed their grandfather was Egon Spengler, one of the Ghostbusters. The police CB radio picked up a dispatcher telling all units there were reports coming in of some kind of animal taking a bite out of Steve Fletcher's truck.

In Summerville, Trevor asked what they were looking for. Podcast stated they were searching for evidence. Trevor took a left, past a stop sign with the "S" missing. Podcast and Phoebe leaned towards the front. They drove past an alley where some trash cans have been munched on, too. There was blue ectoplasm left behind on them. Trevor asked Podcast to stop breaching in his ear. He refused. Trevor was starting to lose patience and asked them if what they saw was really a raccoon or a possum. Phoebe saw Muncher eating a fire hydrant. Trevor braked to a stop and was shocked to see a ghost then asked what they should do. Podcast wanted to get him. Podcast inadvertently triggered the gunner seat and Phoebe was moved outside the car. Muncher took off and they gave chase, causing a lot of property damage. Trevor swerved out of the way of traffic and struggled to keep Ecto-1 straight. Podcast was about to trap Muncher with the Remote Trap Vehicle but they were about to drive head on into a truck. They screamed and Trevor swerved out of the way. They gathered themselves and took off after Muncher. They managed to trap him before he could reach the mountain on the Shandor Mining Company's property. They approached the bridge. Trevor screamed. Phoebe barely got the gunner seat back inside in time before impact. The side of the exposed door scraped along the bridge, then properly closed after they cleared the bridge. Everyone screamed. Ecto-1 slid into a stop and kicked up a gravel cloud. Trevor got out and high fived Phoebe. Trevor realized they were looking at the same mountain he went to the day before. Evening fell as they drove home. Trevor asked if any of it bothered Phoebe. She asked what he meat. Podcast declared their grandfather was a legend and they could be anything they wanted, like an Influencer or a DJ. Trevor admitted it was easier when he thought Egon was crazy. Phoebe stated he was not. Trevor agreed but wondered why he abandoned their mother. Sheriff Domingo pulled them over. Trevor panicked and thought they were screwed. Podcast suggested they fight. Trevor told them to open the glove box. There was an unopened Twinkie on top of the papers. Domingo tapped on the driver side window and asked Trevor for his license and registration.

Trevor, Phoebe, and Podcast were arrested on multiple charges, including driving without a license, an expired registration, speeding, and destroying half of Main Street with a Proton Pack.[7] They were taken to the Summerville County Sheriff's Department where they were placed on a jail cell. Trevor talked to Podcast and Phoebe about what happened to him the day before at the top of the mountain. Podcast grinned from ear to ear and looked around. Trevor stopped and asked Podcast if he was even paying any attention to him. Podcast claimed he was listening then admitted he was excited to be in jail. Trevor continued on about hearing something say "Gozer." From the jail cell next to theirs, Lucky stood up from the cot and confirmed Trevor was speaking the truth. Trevor turned around and made small talk. Lucky asked him for help with hiding something for her. He immediately agreed to. Lucky asked him if had any priors. Trevor told her he had none. Lucky explained he would only be charged as a minor and get a minimum sentence of two years. Trevor heard her say "two." Lucky promised to visit him. Sheriff Domingo heard everything and told Lucky to quit messing with his inmates. She apologized to her father. Trevor realized the sheriff was her father and she was only kidding. Lucky confirmed she was just waiting for her ride home. She stepped out of her cell, closed the door, and told Trevor he looked good behind bars.

Callie and Gary Grooberson, Phoebe and Podcast's summer school teacher, came to bail them out. Phoebe and Trevor were escorted to the front. Trevor's cuffs were taken off. Callie asked them what the hell they were thinking. Gary joined in and pointed out they could have really hurt themselves. While Callie's back was to him, Gary's face indicated the opposite and he thought they did something really cool. He casually introduced himself to a confused Trevor. Callie angrily took the cap off a pen and looked at the release form. She told them they were leaving then reminded him he was supposed to look after Phoebe this summer. Gary was surprised. Callie clarified she was talking to Trevor. Trevor quibbled the incident was Phoebe's idea. Phoebe pulled the Particle Thrower on Sheriff Domingo after learning the equipment and Ecto-1 were being kept by the sheriffs and after they talked down about Egon. Callie ordered Phoebe out again. Phoebe stormed off. Callie called out to Trevor then left the office. Trevor acknowledged Lucky and mused he would see her at work. Lucky nodded and told him she would see him. Back at home, Trevor sat near the top of the staircase upstairs in silence as Callie and Phoebe argued down in the study.

The next day, a meeting was held inside Spinners. Podcast, Phoebe, Trevor, and Lucky occupied one of the booths. Gary Grooberson's seismic map was unrolled over the table. Trevor and Lucky sat on one side while Podcast and Phoebe sat on the other. Trevor asked what exactly was happening with the map. Phoebe quizzed him about the concentric circles around the mountain on the map. Trevor had no idea what they looked like and could not identify them on the map. Phoebe went with a simpler question and asked if he saw the circles. He nodded. Phoebe stated something was happening inside the old mine owned by the Shandor Mining Company. Trevor thought that was pretty obvious. Podcast revealed he did some digging on the word Trevor heard in the mountain, "Gozer." Trevor questioned what he meant by "digging." Podcast, annoyed, looked at Phoebe. Phoebe explained Gozer was a Sumerian god who once walked amongst the living. Podcast added it was a "soul-eating, flame-dripping deity of evil" and he speculated it wanted to return. Lucky was surprised of all places, it was coming to Summerville. Phoebe asked Lucky what the name "Ivo Shandor" meant to the town. Lucky revealed he built Summerville, the mine, the foundry, the school, and the library, hence his name was on everything. Trevor found that last bit tacky. Phoebe continued and talked about how Shandor created an apartment building in New York City made out of selenium girders, mined from Summerville and it was same rooftop of that apartment where their grandfather fought to keep a horde of ghosts from entering the physical plane. Trevor got to the point and asked her what exactly was happening. Phoebe hinted there was only one way to find out.

Trevor, Lucky, Phoebe, and Podcast went to the old Shandor mine and rode the mine elevator down the shaft. To break the silence and tension, Phoebe told one of her jokes. She asked what a cigarette and hamster had in common. Lucky had no clue and asked what it was. Phoebe replied they were both harmless until you stick one in your mouth and light it on fire. Podcast snorted and Lucky refrained from laughing and looked away. Trevor commented it was the worst time. They turned on their flashlights as they got closer to the landing. Trevor spotted the large statue of Gozer. Once the elevator landed, Trevor pushed up the side then Lucky helped. Trevor shined his light on the Gozer statue. He asked if that was her. Phoebe informed him that Gozer had no gender. Lucky found that pretty woke for 3000 BC. Trevor warned everyone to watch their steps. He came upon a big hole in the ground. They all looked down it. Podcast believed it was a sacrificial death pit. Phoebe wondered what they were sacrificing. Lucky guessed it was virgins. She teased Trevor and noting tough luck for him. Phoebe recalled that statistically, most 15-year-olds were virgins. Trevor panicked. Lucky realized he was 15 and lied to her about his age when they first met. He tried to defuse things and told her he would be 16 in February. She pointed out it was June. He quickly changed the subject and asked what all those holes in the wall were. They all looked. Phoebe joked they were "vacancies." Lucky wondered where all the bodies were. Podcast announced he found one. They others joined him at the lone glass tomb. There was an elder man in a purple suit wearing a twin red sash. Trevor was shocked and asked if he was sleeping. Lucky pointed out it was a coffin.

Phoebe climbed up a wooden ladder nearby. Podcast saw the name plate and realized the man in the tomb was the late Ivo Shandor. Phoebe believed Shandor knew Gozer was coming. They looked up at her. She found a series of numerical inscriptions of years that included 1821, 1823, 1883, 1908, 1945, 1984, 2021, and 2134. Podcast recalled the Krakatoa eruption in 1883, the most violent volcanic activity in human history. Trevor asked what happened in 1908. Podcast guessed it was probably the Tunguska blast over Siberia. Lucky saw 1945 and begged the question of what did not happen that year. Phoebe saw 1984 and quickly matched it to the Manhattan Crossrip. She likened it to a countdown. Podcast deduced it was like a prophecy. There was a noise. Phoebe climbed down. There is an orange glow coming from the pit. Phoebe leaned over and looked down. A spectral horde was rising up. Trevor called out to Phoebe. There were vague figures and arms in the horde A familiar powering up sound was heard. Streams from four Proton Cannons crossed then shot into the spectral horde. The mine rumbled. Trevor shouted to Phoebe. Phoebe realized this was the cause of Summerville's earthquakes. Trevor shouted out to Phoebe again. A voice in the horde said her name, too. A humanoid figure started to form. Trevor pulled Phoebe away. The crossed streams forced the horde back down then the Proton Cannons each turned off. Lucky asked Trevor if he was okay and brushed the dirt off him. Trevor told her he was fine and asked her the same question. Phoebe walked between them and killed the moment. Trevor asked Phoebe what was wrong. She studied one of the Proton Cannons and declared Egon was right all along. She surmised he built the Proton Cannon array and stood guard, even when no one believed him, sacrificing everything: his life, his friends, and his family. There was a silence. Podcast thought that was a bummer. Trevor and Lucky looked down at him in dismay. Phoebe stated they needed to tell Callie what they discovered.

Trevor drove the family's Subaru Outback back to the Farmhouse. Lucky and Trevor exchanged looks. Back at the Farmhouse, Trevor and Lucky ran in last. Trevor wanted to know what was happening with his mother. Phoebe called to Callie again. Lucky asked if she was okay. The P.K.E. Meter registered. Zuul, in possession of Callie, got in Podcast's face and snarled then stroked the left side of his face. She asked him if was the Keymaster. Podcast had no idea. Phoebe was aghast. Podcast asked Phoebe what to do. Phoebe pulled at Zuul. Zuul snarled angrily. The taser setting suddenly activated on the P.K.E. Meter. Zuul quickly took cover behind the armchair. There was another earthquake. Zuul sensed something and jumped through a window, shattering the glass. Phoebe yelled for her mother. She took the P.K.E. Meter from Trevor and ran outside. Phoebe realized the farm was really a trap. Phoebe took them down to the underground laboratory.Trevor was last and landed awkwardly. They each grabbed a flightsuit out of the locker starting with Phoebe, Trevor, Lucky, and then Podcast. Trevor sneaked a look at Lucky's black bra as she changed. Lucky saw and asked, "What?" Trevor turned around and zipped up then replied "Nothing."

Phoebe presided over a model of the Farmhouse property. It lit up. She stated it was what Egon was working on all those years. Trevor thought she was talking about the model. Lucky admitted the detail was amazing. Phoebe clarified Egon came to finish what the original Ghostbusters started. Lucky deduced she was alluding to trapping Gozer. Trevor realized that was what the dirt field was for. Phoebe confirmed their thoughts and pointed out the big silos acted as a capacitor. The model capacitors activated and shorted. They backed off. Trevor inquired what a capacitor was. Phoebe asked him if it would kill him to read. Trevor quipped if it would kill her just to tell him the answer. Phoebe explained that once activated, the silo towers could hold a charge for one moment but in that one moment, they could power hundreds of Traps. Lucky asked the big question, how were they going to get Gozer into the field. Phoebe steered the conversation to Zuul and Vinz and explained Gozer needed both of them to exist on their plane. Podcast elaborated they both had to possess a human soul each. Trevor caught on that Zuul possessed Callie. Phoebe revealed they would then "unite formally." Trevor was not catching on, nor Lucky. Podcast shared they were thinking at least third base. Lucky cheered on Callie.

The children ran into the empty sheriff's office. Lucky and Trevor ran down a corridor and found Ecto-1 up on a lift. Phoebe pushed the equipment on a cart to the rear of Ecto-1. Trevor handed the equipment to Podcast inside. Lucky got into a squad car. Trevor, from Ecto-1, asked her if she was ready. Lucky teased she would be waiting. Lucky turned left. Trevor turned right with the sirens on and drove to the Shandor Mine. They watched as the possessed Callie and Gary transmogrified into Vinz and Zuul's Terror Dog forms. Then Gozer arrived. As soon as Zuul was captured with the the Remote Trap Vehicle, Trevor started up Ecto-1 and the sirens turned on. It slid in with its rear facing the stairs. The Remote Trap Vehicle headed down to it. Podcast and Phoebe headed into the rear with Callie. Phoebe closed the door and Ecto-1 took off. The Remote Trap Vehicle followed close behind. Callie came to in a discombobulated state. Trevor yelled out for everyone to hold on. He turned at Spinners. Callie shared she discovered Egon kept track of her entire life. Phoebe thought it was super but Trevor pointed out they were in the middle of trying to save the world. Callie wanted in. Vinz Clortho made a move for the Remote Trap Vehicle but missed. Podcast steered it to the sidewalk. Callie asked what that was. Trevor replied that was her boyfriend Gary. She took issue with "boyfriend." Phoebe held off Vinz on the gunner seat while she explained what was going on. Trevor plowed through some of the Revelation 3:16 signs at the Farmhouse driveway. Callie and Phoebe headed to the porch. Trevor got into the back of Ecto-1 with Podcast.

Gozer, in a disembodied form arrived soon after. Phoebe held out the Trap. The buried Traps were activated. Lucky kicked the front door open with the Proton Pack on. She fired and wrangled Gozer. Trevor came out of Ecto-1 on the gunner seat but his thrower failed to fire. Mini-Pufts were on the back of the gunner seat disabling the pack. The capacitors lost their charge and Gozer sent Lucky flying forward. Trevor asked Podcast what he was doing. Podcast yelled he had his own problems. Trevor watched as Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddemore arrived and battled Gozer. While Egon's ghost came to Phoebe's aid, Podcast picked up the P.K.E Meter and tasered the Mini-Puft apart. Trevor peeked inside. A machine turned back on. Podcast declared they were back on. Trevor took aim but looked at the capacitors and fired at them instead of Gozer. The buried Traps hummed back on. Callie noticed and ran up to the porch and stomped the pedal. The Traps all opened and trapped the wisps, the atmospheric disturbance, Zuul, Vinz, and Gozer. Trevor ran over to the Terror Dog husks. He pulled the head off one. Gary's head was visible. Trevor asked him if he was okay. Gary noted his hands hurt from galloping. One of Lucky's hands emerged from the other husk. Trevor ran over and tried to pull the husk apart. Lucky emerged. Trevor told her he thought he lost her. He helped her up. They slowly approached Egon. Lucky pushed him forward. Trevor greeted Egon. Egon placed his left hand on Trevor's right shoulder. They turned to Phoebe. Egon knelt down and parted her hair. She teared up. Egon turned to Callie. He stood up. She walked over. They looked at each other. Callie ran up and hugged him. He was relieved and hugged her back. Trevor placed his left hand on Phoebe's left shoulder. Lucky placed her left hand on Trevor's right shoulder. Egon peacefully dispersed upwards. They all looked up into the sky.


Trevor can be best described as the gearhead that loves working on old cars.

Behind The Scenes

On February 14, 2019, a character breakdown was reported on, an "UNNAMED (LEAD BOY 2) To play 12 years old. Slender, pale, dark hair, piercing blue eyes, aquiline features, high cheekbones, withdrawn. He's prodigious - bright, witty, stubborn, and remains playful in spite of hardship. He is also a brilliantly quick thinker under pressure, is at ease with technology, and has a high facility for problem-solving."[8]

On March 1, 2019, it was reported Finn Wolfhard was in talks to star in the movie and the story will focus on a single mom and her family, with Coon playing the mom and Wolfhard playing her son.[9] Jason Reitman quoted a tweet about the report and the added detail the family has mysterious ties to the 1984 movie.[10]

On March 12, 2019, it was reported Finn Wolfhard's role would be "TEEN BOY (Male/15/Lead) – He is fifteen, but tells people he's seventeen. He's passionate about auto-mechanics. he's often trying to help his little sister (GIRL) navigate the world as she struggles with traditional friendships. His family moves to town and he's immediately smitten with TEEN GIRL."[11]

On March 29, 2019,Jason Reitman confirmed Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, and Finn Wolfhard will portray the new family in the movie.[12]

On April 3, 2019, Finn Wolfhard was reached for comments during CinemaCon and he revealed he had no idea the movie he was auditioning for was a Ghostbusters one.[13][14]

On December 6, 2019, a first look article revealed Finn Wolfhard portrayed "gearhead" son Trevor and included stills of Trevor discovering Ecto-1 in a collapsing barn and Ecto-1 being driven in a field.[15]

On January 3, 2020, a still of Trevor driving Ecto-1 and Phoebe on the gunner seat was posted. The article reiterated they find out their Ghostbusters connection "at the center of a great mystery that connects back to the original."[16]


  • Callie and her children lived in Apartment 2B, it is seen on door eight seconds into Trailer #1.
  • Callie, Phoebe, and Trevor losing their home and getting wrapped up in a paranormal event mirrors how Peter, Egon, and Ray were fired from Columbia in the first movie.
  • Trevor's T-shirts were made for the movie.[17]
  • At the motel, Trevor's shirt advertises Vienna Beef Chicago Style Hot Dog.
  • The quote of Revelation 6:12 that Trevor reads aloud is from the King James Version of The Bible, "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood."
    • The quote is the one somewhat errorneously used by Ray in the first movie when he is talking to Winston in Ecto-1.
  • "Baby It's You" plays in the scene where the family goes to the Spinners and Trevor sees Lucky for the first time.
  • "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" plays when Trevor is filling out the job application.
  • "Wait a Minute Girl" plays when the camera zooms in on the Spinners sign and before we see Trevor in the freezer.
  • Lucky gives Trevor a hoodie with a wolf on the back. Trevor is played by Finn Wolfhard.
  • There is a deleted scene of Trevor working on Ecto-1 when Phoebe strolls by and says, "You went with the station wagon?" Trevor replies, "It's the only one that had an engine." The scene appeared in the second movie trailer. Based on Phoebe's clothes, the scene took place after her first day of summer school when she parts ways with Podcast at the driveway.
  • "Can You Get To That" plays starting when Trevor examines the dirty mat to when Lucky and friends take Trevor to the mountain, enters the mining property in trucks, and ascends the hill to the mine elevator.
  • The scene of Trevor joining Lucky and her friends after work was longer and was akin to a "Boogie Nights" one take shot.[18]
  • The scene of Trevor looking down the mine shaft and hearing "Gozer" is reminiscent of the scene in Ghostbusters when Dana Barrett looked in her refrigerator and heard a voice say "Zuul".
  • "Boredom" plays during the scene when Trevor first gets Ecto-1 started and drives through the barley fields.
  • Jeff Senca was the stunt driver for the Ecto-1 jump scene.[19]
  • Phoebe reveals Trevor failed his driver's test three times. In real life, Finn Wolfhard has failed twice and didn't have a license during filming.
  • Phoebe, Trevor, and Podcast are arrested, similar to the Ghostbusters in the first movie.
  • As the other teenagers look over Phoebe, Podcast, Trevor, and Lucky's booth as they discuss the map, it mirrors when the Ghostbusters' cellmates started to get interested in their conversation about 550 Central Park West and Gozer in the first movie, Chapter 22: Holding Cell.
  • The scene of Phoebe explaining to Trevor what a capacitor is was inspired by a time when Adam Savage once explained to Jason Reitman what a capacitor was. On the day of filming the scene, Reitman texted Savage to make sure that was the right way to say it. Savage texted back two different reads to use.[20][21]
  • Bill Murray added variations on Peter's barrage of insults at Gozer. Only some ended in the theatrical version. Finn Wolfhard suggested Trevor should laugh to annoy Gozer even more but Jason Reitman urged him to keep playing it low-key.[22]
  • The parts where Trevor was seated on the Gunner chair was done for about three days straight. Dirt was blown into Finn Wolfhard's face. When he blew his nose between takes, dirt came out of his nose.[23]


Primary Canon Appearances

Secondary Canon (Expanded Universe) Appearances


  1. According to the close up on the eviction notice seen in the first Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer, released on December 9, 2019, Callie, Trevor, and Phoebe lived in the Anderson East Estates on Barneson Street in Chicago, Illinois.


  1. Sony Pictures Entertainment India "Ghostbusters: Afterlife | A Ride On The ECTO1 | Sony Pictures Entertainment India" 1:02-1:30 1/29/2022 Guy Bews says: "I brought Jeff Senca who's a good friend of mine and stunt guy that jumped cars, he races the Baja 1000 and the whole nine yards and so we designed and built the ramp into the approach coming out of a farm field of oats and tested it all to make sure that we had the right distances. All that stuff to make that car land on the road, be able to still make that turn and go down that road."
  2. Trevor Spengler (2022). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 3 (2021) (Blu-Ray ts. 14:02-14:03). Sony Pictures. Trevor Spengler says: "My name's Trevor."
  3. Lucky Domingo (2022). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 13 (2021) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:20:11-01:20:14). Sony Pictures. Lucky Domingo says: "Fifteen? You're 15?"
  4. Trevor Spengler (2022). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 13 (2021) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:20:15-01:20:17). Sony Pictures. Trevor Spengler says: "I'll be 16 in February."
  5. Callie Spengler (2022). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 9 (2021) (Blu-Ray ts. 55:51-55:56). Sony Pictures. Callie Spengler says: "He was-he was fine with Trevor, but with Phoebe he just really... He couldn't really connect with her, so..."
  6. Phoebe Spengler (2022). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 9 (2021) (Blu-Ray ts. 54:55-54:46). Sony Pictures. Phoebe Spengler says: "He doesn't. He failed his driver's test three times."
  7. Sheriff Domingo (2022). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 11 (2021) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:08:17-01:08:21). Sony Pictures. Sheriff Domingo says: "Driving without a license. Expired registration. Speeding."
  8. HN Entertainment "EXCLUSIVE: Two More Character Breakdowns For Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' Movie" 2/14/19
  9. Variety "Ghostbusters: 'Stranger Things' Actor Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon Eyed to Star (EXCLUSIVE) 3/1/19
  10. JasonReitman Tweet 3/1/19
  11. The Hashtag Show "EXCLUSIVE: Jenna Ortega Rumored To Join Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’; Lead Character Breakdowns Revealed" 3/12/19
  12. JasonReitman Tweet 3/29/19
  13. MTV News Tweet 4/3/19 Finn Wolfhard quote reads: "It's all secret. It's like completely, ya know — I didn't even know what I was auditioning for when I auditioned for it."
  14. Bloody Disgusting "Finn Wolfhard Had No Idea He Was Auditioning for Ghostbusters" 4/3/19
  15. Vanity Fair "First Look at Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 12/6/19
  16. USA Today "12 movies we can't wait to see in 2020, from Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun 2' to Harley Quinn" 1/3/20
  17. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Costume Department!" 12:00-12:03 1/12/2022 Danny Glicker says: "But a lot of these things were created for the movie."
  18. Collider Interviews YouTube "Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace on Ghostbusters: Afterlife Deleted Scenes" 4:13-4:51 mark 11/15/2021 Finn Wolfhard says: "I'd say the most complicated is actually a shot that wasn't in the movie, it's like this Boogie Nights one take shot that actually makes the movie like longer. It's a really cool but it's like-it doesn't-there's a scene where like Celeste O'Connor's character Lucky asked me to go hang out with her friends and I'm cleaning and then I take off my apron and I go and I get in the car. with them. That was like a way longer scene. It was like she's like 'You coming with?' I'm like 'Yeah' and I see her walk out of the door and then I follow her to the window and I see her and I follow her and uh it's like a one take and I take off all my stuff and I run out the door then I jump in to the cars-the car is moving as the car is moving."
  19. Sony Pictures Entertainment India "Ghostbusters: Afterlife | A Ride On The ECTO1 | Sony Pictures Entertainment India" 1:02-1:30 1/29/2022 Guy Bews says: "I brought Jeff Senca who's a good friend of mine and stunt guy that jumped cars, he races the Baja 1000 and the whole nine yards and so we designed and built the ramp into the approach coming out of a farm field of oats and tested it all to make sure that we had the right distances. All that stuff to make that car land on the road, be able to still make that turn and go down that road."
  20. Adam Savage's Tested YouTube "Adam Savage and Jason Reitman Talk Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 20:25-20:46 11/23/2021 Jason Reitman says: "That's right and we sat down for breakfast one morning. We started talking through the script and you start talking to me about you know how this stuff would actually work. How ghostbusting equipment would actually work and there is a line where Phoebe is explaining to Trevor what a capacitor it-is and is based on the moment in which you told me what the f***ing capacitor was."
  21. Adam Savage's Tested YouTube "Adam Savage and Jason Reitman Talk Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 20:47-20:57 11/23/2021 Adam Savage says: "There is a moment where you were shooting with Mckenna and you texted me and said here's the line I have for her. Is this the way she would say and I gave you two different reads and then I think I texted you afterward."
  22. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Line reads: "After feeling awkward for the first few days, what finally energized Murray was the chance to improvise again while Venkman lay sprawled with his cohorts beside the vehicle. "Bill is keeping her distracted with talking, while you raise the proton gun," Jason Reitman said, showing the fallen Hudson how he wanted him to slyly slip his neutrona blaster into position. In the script, Venkman decides to taunt Gozer by imagining a far more intimate relationship than the two actually had back in the '80s, with Murray adding new flourishes on every take, only some of which ended up in the finished film. "You know, you wasted a lot of time putting on that make up," he yells. "It's not going to work anymore. You've got a lot of nerve trying to crawl back." "The scene I just did now, it was fun," Murray said afterward. "I got to just say what I wanted to say, and it was always that way. The script was just our jumping off point." As Murray added variations to his insult barrage, Wolfhard, whose character is hiding near the collapsed OGBs, asked Jason Reitman: "Can I laugh?" He suggests maybe that will irritate Gozer even more. The director urges him to keep playing the moment low-key."
  23. Collider Interviews YouTube "Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace on Ghostbusters: Afterlife Deleted Scenes" 4:00-4:10 mark 11/15/2021 Finn Wolfhard says: "I think there's a scene where I'm on the gunner's seat and there's like wind blowing dirt into my face and that was like three days straight and you'd go outside and you'd blow your nose and it would just be like dirt out of your nose."


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