Last month Sony officially announced a sequel to last year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and now the studio has set a release date for what is being described as “the next chapter in the Spengler family story”.
As reported by THR, the as-yet-untitled sequel will hit cinemas on December 20th 2023, with Jason Reitman once again returning to the director’s chair and co-writing the script with Gil Kenan.
Although details on the next film are scarce, Reitman has previously teased that: “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.”
There’s no confirmation yet as to which cast members will be returning for the new film, but we’d be surprised if most of the Afterlife core cast aren’t back, along with at least a couple of legacy characters.
Along with the Afterlife sequel, Sony is also teaming with Netflix to expand the franchise with an animated Ghostbusters feature, which is being directed by Jennifer Kluska (Hotel Transylvania: Transformania) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse).