Ghostbusters: Afterlife (titled Ghostbusters: Legacy or Ghostbusters: From Beyond in some markets) is an anticipated American supernatural comedy film led by Jason Reitman and penned by Reitman and Gil Kenan. It stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd, while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts reprise their characters from the original films. It is the immediate sequel to Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and the fourth film, overall, in the Ghostbusters franchise. Set thirty years after the next movie, a family moves to a little town, where they discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather's secret legacy.
A third Ghostbusters film had been in various stages of growth since Ghostbusters II in 1989. After Murray declined to commit to the project, and after the death of cast member Harold Ramis in 2014, Sony instead produced a reboot. After the film underperformed at the box office, Reitman began developing a direct sequel to the original films. The new cast features were published by July 2019, while the original cast signed two months later.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife was initially scheduled for release in the United States on July 10, 2020, but was delayed to March 5, 2021, due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
After being removed from their home, two children and their divorced mother moved to a farm in Summerville, Oklahoma, received from their late grandfather. When the town experiences a series of unexplained tremors, the children see their family's link to the original Ghostbusters, who have become something of a myth as many have long-since forgotten the results of the “Manhattan Crossrip of 1984”, and the dark legacy that their grandfather left behind.
- Mckenna Grace as Phoebe
- Finn Wolfhard as Trevor
- Carrie Coon as Callie
- Paul Rudd as Mr. Grooberson
- Logan Kim as Phoebe's classmate
- Celeste O'Connor as Trevor's classmate
- Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
- Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz
- Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
- Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett
- Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz
- Oliver Cooper as Elton
- Bokeem Woodbine as Sheriff Domingo
- Marlon Kazadi as Thickneck
- Sydney Mae Diaz as Swayze
- Tracy Letts
Ghostbusters: Afterlife was initially scheduled to be published in the United States on July 10, 2020, by Sony Pictures Releasing, but was delayed to March 5, 2021, due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.