The new trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the sequel to 2021’s Afterlife, reveals a first look at the franchise’s upcoming entry.
The first Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2 trailer has finally dropped, revealing the official title of the next ghost-hunting adventure. The legacy sequel comes two years after Ghostbusters: Afterlife established Spengler’s family and close friends as the next generation of ghost hunters. In the upcoming installment, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Logan Kim, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd will return in their respective roles alongside original Ghostbusters cast members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson.
Now, Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Check it out below:
The new trailer teases a very different kind of Ghostbusters adventure this time around, with a frigid “Death Chill” phenomenon leaving New York City on its knees. Read the official synopsis for the sequel below:
In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.
What The Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Trailer Reveals About The Movie
While Ghostbusters: Afterlife took place in the sleepy town of Summerville, Oklahoma, New York City is back in the sequel as the central setting for the action, continuing a trend set by the two original movies in the 1980s. The setting isn’t the only thing returning from the original movie, with the iconic Ghostbusters firehouse and the Ecto-1 vehicle also featured in the new trailer.
The trailer also teases that original Ghostbusters characters like Dr. Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Winston Zeddmore (Ernie Hudson) will play a more prominent role this time around after featuring relatively sparingly in the 2021 soft reboot. In addition to all the returning Spengler family characters and Rudd’s Gary Grooberson, the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire cast includes some notable newcomers, including Patton Oswalt and Kumail Nanjiani, although it’s not yet clear how they will factor into the story.
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Right at the very end of the new trailer, it’s also revealed that there is some kind of sinister figure behind the Death Chill that afflicts the city, with a very tall, ghostly specter shown floating through the icicles. Previous Ghostbusters movies have all had a big bad, of sorts, with the previous film featuring the return of Gozer, the villain from the 1984 original. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2, however, it looks like the team of ghost hunters will be facing off against an antagonist the likes of which they’ve never faced before.