The second post-credits scene in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” reveals that Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) is now independently wealthy and owns the Ghostbusters’ old firehouse headquarters in New York City. It also teases future trouble in the shape of the ghost containment unit in the basement. Because New York in general and the firehouse, in particular, are the two classic “Ghostbusters” elements that received relatively little love in the first “Afterlife,” it’s no surprise that the sequel focuses heavily on the Big Apple just like the first look at the movie teased.
With the firehouse set and Ecto-1 in play and all central characters wise to the ways of paranormal entities, Ghostbusters old and new need a truly terrifying threat to match Gozer the Gozerian (Olivia Wilde and Shoreh Aghdashloo) — and by the looks of the trailer, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2” gives them just that. The trailer shows that everything fans loved about the first movie is still very much present, while also raising the stakes just enough to keep everyone on the edge of their seats.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2” is scheduled for release on March 29, 2024.