The upcoming sequel to the iconic Ghostbusters franchise plans to not only bring back all the original teammates but will pay a special homage to the late Harold Ramos better known as Egon Spangle, who passed away back in 2014.
Co-star and friend to Ramis, Dan Akroyd had this to say. "To have that formation without that man standing right there on the line with us was a pretty serious adjustment," Aykroyd told Entertainment Weekly. "He will be very well represented in the new film, I can tell you that. He’s very honorably represented."
Ghostbusters: Afterlife will ignore the events of Paul Feig's female-led Ghostbusters, released in 2016. Instead, the new movie will follow on from the events of Ghostbusters II, although initially following all-new characters, including Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard and Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd. Afterlife is being directed by Jason Reitman, son of the original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman.
"He’s passing the DNA of the first two movies directly to the new generation," Aykroyd said of the new director. "It’s just a lot of fun to see these terrific young actors slinging the old Cadillac around and having the equipment in their hands.
"The story that develops from that is scary and funny and heartfelt and also funny. And it feeds into the possibility of more follow-ups with this group and with others who want to join."
Ghostbuster: Afterlife was original supposed to release earlier this year, but do to the pandemic the date was pushed back. All original members are confirmed and ready to possibly suit up. We won‘t what role they play until March 5th 2021 when it hits theater!
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