Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire images feature Afterlife characters, the original cast, and the new villain

A trio of new images from Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire feature Afterlife characters, original Ghostbusters, and the new villain

The March 22nd theatrical release date of the Ghostbusters: Afterlife (watch it HERE) sequel Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (which, of course, also serves as a sequel to the original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II) is swiftly approaching. With just a few weeks left before that date is upon us, Total Film has unveiled a few more images from the movie, and you can check those out at the bottom of this article. The images feature characters we were just introduced to in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the original Ghostbusters team, and the new villain.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace are back for the sequel, reprising the roles of Trevor and Phoebe. They’re joined in the cast by Carrie Coon, playing Trevor and Phoebe’s mom Callie; Paul Rudd, back as his Afterlife character Gary Grooberson; William Atherton as Walter Peck, the antagonistic EPA inspector from the first Ghostbusters film; Celeste O’Connor as Trevor’s friend Lucky Domingo; Logan Kim as Phoebe’s friend Podcast; Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz; and new additions Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens), James Acaster (Hypothetical), and Emily Alyn Lind (Doctor Sleep). And yes, original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson are in the film as well, and it looks like they have more prominent roles than they had in the previous movie – in fact, the director has said they’re “actual characters” in this one.

To find out what Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon had to say about being in the iconic Ecto-1, click over to Total Film.

At first, Afterlife director Jason Reitman was expected to take the helm of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, once again directing from a screenplay he was writing with Gil Kenan – but then it was revealed that Kenan would actually be directing the new film. He previously directed the animated movie Monster House, the live-action films City of Ember, A Boy Called Christmas, and the remake of Poltergeist, and an episode of the Scream TV series. Kenan has said that he drew inspiration from the Real Ghostbusters animated series and its willingness to be weird and wild when they were coming up with the ghostly threats in this film.

Are you looking forward to Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire? Let us know by leaving a comment below… and check out the new images while you’re scrolling down.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Source: Total Film

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