Spoiler Alert: Paul Feig Talks Ghostbusters Post-Credits Scene


To root against this weekend’s Ghostbusters reboot is to root against the continuation of the franchise, and as a lifelong fan of all things Ghostbusters, I can’t help but be confused by that desire. If the film does well, the franchise will surely come back in full force, and there’s a good chance a sequel would be the first order of business.

We’re about to head into spoiler territory, so be forewarned!

As many have pointed out since the review embargo was lifted over the weekend, there is a post-credits scene tacked on to the end of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, and in it Leslie Jones’ character makes mention of iconic series villain Zuul. “What’s Zuul?” she asks, after hearing the name through a piece of ghost-busting equipment.

Does this mean that Zuul will be part of Ghostbusters 2, should the sequel ever happen? Maybe!

From the original movie Zuul is the bad guy who controls all the doings that go on. It’s such a great character we thought, ‘Well, it would be fun if you could do a sequel,’ and who knows, to kind of have him in the mix…” Feig told IGN, when they inquired about the post-credits scene.

We wanted to say, possibly, there’s something you know from the first one [that] can come in,” he added. “Again, it’s not about creating the cinematic universe where suddenly there’s a worm-hole and the original Ghostbusters show up, although somebody might do that at some point. But I don’t know, it was kind of a little comfort food, easter egg, that gives us an opening if we wanted to do another movie.”

Ghostbusters will begin haunting the big screen on July 15, 2016. Directed by Paul Feig and written by Feig and Katie Dippold, Ghostbusters 2016 is based on the 1984 film of the same name written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones are our new paranormal investigators along with their loyal secretary Chris Hemsworth. Neil Casey, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh, Pat Kiernan, Cecily Strong, and Charles Dance also star. Cameos will include the original film’s stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts plus Ozzy Osbourne and more.

Dead criminals from all eras of New York’s under­belly past have returned to roost among the living. Pilgrims, old-­timey sailors, Revolutionary War spirits, and even a couple of zoot­-suited gangsters are ready to take on four formidable female busters looking to rid the city of its phantasmic filth.




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