Director Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife was set to hit back in July but was delayed until March 2021 due to COVID-19. And today, Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson promises that the new movie is what “fans have been hoping for.”
Hudson told Yes Have Some: “There have been so many announcements and so many things that fell apart. It wasn’t until I got the script and read the script that I thought, ‘Not only is it happening, but this is really good. It’s really in line with what the fans have been hoping for, and it really ties into the first two movies.”
He adds: “It’s a great new cast who are all bringing their best to it, and I think bringing what [Ghostbusters] deserved. Not something that sort of was thrown together just for the studio to make some more money. But really, Jason’s just love of it and commitment to it, I was very touched by it.”
Hudson will return as Winston Zeddemore with Dan Aykroyd as Ray, Bill Murray as Peter, Sigourney Weaver as Dana, and Annie Potts as Janine. They’re joined by new castmembers Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd.
The new movie tells the tale of a single mother and her two children who notice something strange in their neighborhood of Summerville, Oklahoma, and team with a seismologist summer school teacher to investigate the paranormal happenings.