Many fans of the franchise Ghostbusters cannot contain their excitement for Ghostbusters 5. And rightfully so! The franchise has been up and running on its astronomical success since 1984, when the first movie of the franchise was released. Ever since then, the series has garnered a vast and loyal fanbase. Especially after the fourth installation called Ghostbusters: Afterlife, fans cannot wait to see what the sequel might bring to them. Moreover, the post-credit scene of the fourth installation, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, confirmed that there would be a sequel.
Ghostbusters 5 Release Date
The addition to the Ghostbusters series called Ghostbusters 5 is set to release on the 20th of December, 2023. This will be the franchise’s fifth installment and a sequel to the movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The film was originally set to release in the summer of this year. However, due to unknown reasons, it has been pushed back. Moreover, the franchise’s release of a movie just two years after the fourth installment surprises many, especially those who have followed the series since its beginning.
The title for this installation has yet to be revealed. Throughout its filming, the codename used by the crew and cast for the movie was Firehouse. This makes sense since the post-credit scene of Ghostbusters: Afterlife ended in the Firehouse; that is precisely where the fifth installation of Ghostbusters 5 is said to pick up from. Given the word’s significance and the film set, following the format of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the next title will be Ghostbusters: Firehouse.
Ghostbusters 5 Cast
With the young characters from the fourth installation also following in for this fifth installation of Ghostbusters, most of the cast is returning to the set. This is very exciting news for the fans of the franchise and those who loved the characters in the fourth installation. The characters speculated to join Ghostbusters 5 are:
- Mckenna Grace as Phoebe Spengler
- Finn Wolfhard as Trevor Spengler
- Logan Kim as Podcast
- Celeste O’Connor as Lucky Domingo
- Carrie Coon as Callie Spengler
- Paul Rudd as Gary Grooberson
- Bill Murray as Peter Venkman
- Dan Aykroyd as Raymond “Ray” Stantz
- Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
- Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz
- Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett
- Bokeem Woodbine as Sheriff Sherman Domingo
- Marlon Kazadi as Thickneck
- Sydney Mae Diaz as Swayze
- Stella, as Deputy Medjuck
- J. K. Simmons as Ivo Shandor
Even though Jason Reitman was the writer and director of the fourth installation of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, he will not return for Ghostbusters 5. This is because the previous movie was more of a passion project for him, given that his father, Ivan Reitman, directed the Ghostbusters from 1984. He will, however, take part in the movie’s production process. He will be joined by director Gil Kenan, who was also the co-writer of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Ghostbusters 5 Plot
The plot of this installment will reveal more about the younger characters portrayed in the fictional world of Ghostbusters. These young characters gave the fourth installment an edge over the other sequels of 1984 original and made it such a hit.
The story of Ghostbusters 5 will be focused on the Spenglers and their family’s story and history. This was foreseen by many as this family is the center of the Ghostbusters universe, especially the fourth installation.
The story for Ghostbusters will likely revolve around taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting old places. This is so because, according to the post-credits scene, it is set in Manhattan. We also see the scene based around the famous Ghostbusters firehouse. Chances are that the characters will revisit the locations from the 1984 original Ghostbusters. The themes and tones of the movie are also speculated to remain the same as the fourth installation, given that the production crew is the same.
Ghostbusters 5 Trailer
No trailer has yet been released for Ghostbusters 5. However, do not fear because speculations are that the trailer might release around the summer of 2023. This might be true because the 5th season will release in December of 2023.