With the sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, on the horizon, the original Ghostbusters cast came together for a fun little reunion on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
This week, fans rejoice as the upcoming and no longer delayed Ghostbusters’ sequel, Afterlife, is set to hit theaters November 19th. Members of the original duology Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show for a nostalgic rehash of the 80s’ classic. They spent time promoting the new movie, sorely missing the late Harold Ramis, and reminisced about their time filming together. Though this is their second time at it, as they also joined Josh Gad on Youtube back in 2020.
Reading Jason Reitman’s script for Ghostbusters: Afterlife left Aykroyd practically in tears, claiming the new sequel was “so full of heart.” Everyone agreed it was the perfect time for a sequel to emerge. Fans, of course, don’t disagree—especially as the three stars are appearing in the sequel to reprise their original roles. Hudson could hardly take it when he donned his costume once again. While Murray claimed the “vacuums” felt just as heavy as the original and joked the movie was sure to be a “great comedy”, in response to all the tears shed.
Other original Ghostbusters cast members include baddy Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and the ever-loved Paul Rudd. Alongside them is Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things, and McKenna Grace, all of whom are excited to be a part of this thrilling saga. The current writer and director, Jason Reitman, is the original director’s son, who apparently cried when watching his son’s creation. With plenty of fan service to be had, some critics are on the fence about the film’s success. The Guardian called it a “slimy, stinking corpse of a sequel.” Though Variety said it was a “fresh jolt of energy.”
In the end, it is up to the fans to decide how strongly it holds up to the original Ghostbusters film. Either way, long-time fans will surely suck up the nostalgia like a troublesome ghost. Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been highly anticipated for some time, but it was delayed due to Covid-19. This reboot is sure to increase excitement about returning films as a whole and bring people back to the theaters.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife plans to hit theaters November 19th. Rewatch the first two Ghostbustes movies and see the original cast, then come check out the sequel!