Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ending Explained and After-Credits Scenes Breakdown

What happens in the two post-credits scenes in ghostbusters: afterlife.

Jim Vejvoda

Full SPOILERS ahead for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Much of the third act of Ghostbusters: Afterlife has not been seen in any of the trailers or other marketing materials, a move that has preserved the surprises the finale has in store. Like the recent Star Wars trilogy, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is one giant Easter Egg-laden nostalgia trip, and its third act is where all of those callbacks come to a head.

While the final act settles the past, the film’s post-credits scene hints at the future of the Ghostbusters franchise. Let’s break down — or should we say bust? — the ending of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and its two after-credits scenes.

The film’s young protagonists — Phoebe (Mckenna Grace), her big brother Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), her summer school classmate Podcast (Logan Kim), and Trevor’s crush Lucky (Celeste O'Connor) — head to the abandoned Shandor mining complex where they discover a pit of angry spirits being held in check by proton stream tech installed by the late Egon Spengler (who we saw die in the film’s opening moments).

Egon’s granddaughter Phoebe realizes that her grandfather wasn’t the crazy “dirt farmer” the citizens of Summerville deemed him nor was he the uncaring dad his daughter Callie (Carrie Coon) thought but someone who sacrificed everything — his family, friends, and ultimately his life — to save the world from Ivo Shandor’s final attempt to bring back the god of destruction, Gozer the Gozerian.

They return to Egon’s farmhouse where they discover Callie has been possessed and become The Gatekeeper, the same entity who possessed Dana Barrett in the original 1984 movie. Similar to Dana in that film, the possessed Callie declares: “There is no Mom, only Zuul.” Callie the Gatekeeper asks Podcast if he is the Keymaster before freaking out, smashing through the window, and heading to the butte atop the Shandor mine.

With it up to them to save the world, the kids return to the police station, which is empty because the cops are out responding to the ghost invasion. The kids retrieve their gear and the Ecto-1 that’s been impounded following their arrest by the sheriff (Bokeem Woodbine), who also just so happens to be Lucky’s dad.

Podcast releases Muncher from the trap so it can chew through the cell bars, allowing Podcast and Phoebe to retrieve their ghostbusting gear. Trevor and Lucky commandeer the Ecto-1 and a cop car, everyone suits up, and they head off to the mine to take care of business.

At the mine, the kids meet Gozer (played by Olivia Wilde). Yes, “Flattop” from the original film is back! She’s even seated upon a stone staircase as she was in the ‘84 movie. Ivo Shandor himself (J.K. Simmons in a brief cameo) also awakens from his stasis to praise the return of Gozer and proclaim that she can now help him rule the world. Gozer simply tears Shandor in half.

Callie and her date (and Phoebe and Podcast’s summer school teacher) Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd), like Dana Barrett and Louis Tully before them, have been possessed and transformed into the terror dog forms of the Gatekeeper and the Keymaster.

While Phoebe distracts Gozer with bad science jokes, Podcast lines up the trap to capture her. The kids trap Gozer’s spectral form, free Callie (but not Gary) from her terror dog form, and race back to Egon’s farmhouse. Phoebe explains that Egon’s land is not a dirt farm but one giant trap engineered to capture all the ghosts from Shandor’s mine and prevent the end of the world.

At the farmhouse, though, their plan to rid the world of Gozer quickly goes sideways. Lucky becomes the new Gatekeeper, equipment is failing and all seems lost when the three surviving Ghostbusters — Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), and Winston Zeddimore (Ernie Hudson) — arrive, Particle Throwers blasting. Together with the kids, the original Ghostbusters eventually get the upper hand of Gozer. It’s during this sequence that the movie fully visualizes what it had only suggested beforehand: Egon Spengler’s ghost!

We first see Egon’s spectral form helping Phoebe aim her Particle Thrower at Gozer and after this, the CG recreation of the late Harold Ramis takes on an even more prominent role. Though he never speaks, Egon’s kindly, smiling ghost fights alongside his old teammates to stop Gozer once and for all. Ray apologizes for not believing Egon years ago and for the friendship-ending rift that caused. Venkman fires off the quips — especially against Gozer — while Winston provides, well, the tools and the talent.

In the end, it takes the whole bunch — the Spenglers, the surviving Ghostbustsrs, and newcomer Podcast — to turn the tide, trap Gozer, and stop the end of the world. Lucky and Gary are freed from their terror dog forms while the ghost of Egon bids a heartfelt goodbye to his family and friends. As he hugs his daughter Callie, Egon’s spirit disintegrates, the remnants fluttering up into the starry night like embers.

Then the following words appear onscreen against the sky: “For Harold” …

The movie closes with the classic Ghostbusters theme by Ray Parker Jr. over an aerial shot heading into New York City, the setting of the original two movies, as sirens wail.

End credits roll … but that’s not the end of the movie.

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Does Ghostbusters: Afterlife Have an After-Credits Scene?

Yes, it does. Two in fact. A mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene, both of which involve the original Ghostbusters cast.

The mid-credits scene of Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a riff on the original film’s ESP test scene. After the cast credits list a special appearance by Sigourney Weaver, the film cuts to Peter Venkman and Dana Barrett at home. She’s wearing a wedding ring so the assumption can be made they got married sometime after Ghostbusters II.

Dana tests Peter’s ESP ability with the same cards he once used to test his students at Columbia University. And like the unlucky male student in the ‘84 film, Peter is shocked by an electrode when he guesses the wrong ESP symbol on the card. But by the end, Dana keeps shocking Peter until she gets him to admit the cards were marked and he only ever shocked the male students and not the female ones.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s post-credits scene sets up another sequel -- one not set in Summerville, Oklahoma but back in the franchise’s home base of New York City. There is a brief vintage scene of Egon (the late Harold Ramis) and Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts) where she gives him her lucky coin from the 1964 World's Fair at Flushing Meadow. This is actually a deleted scene from the original film.

It cuts from Janine handing Egon her lucky coin to her, in the present, looking at it. She’s in the office building of Winston Zeddemore, who has transformed himself in his post-ghostbusting years into a billionaire businessman. The man who began as the blue-collar Ghostbuster is now a one-percenter. Winston explains to Janine that his time with the Ghostbusters convinced him he had the tools and the talent to better himself. Not only did Winston pay many of Egon’s bills but he also didn’t turn the old firehouse headquarters into a Starbucks as Ray said it was. Winston says no matter what he’s achieved since he will always be a Ghostbuster.

We then see Winston arrive at the old Ghostbusters headquarters as the Ecfo-1 finally comes home. (Winston said during the third act that he would take care of the battered, old vehicle.) Winston runs his hand down the car and then walks further into the dilapidated building. The final shot of the movie reveals the Containment Unit in the basement of the firehouse blinking red, an ominous sign that all the psycho-kinetic energy held within it is ready to burst out.

If a sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife does happen then will the Spenglers be in it if it’s set in New York City? Did they stay in Oklahoma or did Winston pay off their debts so they could afford to move to New York? Considering how integral Phoebe was to Ghostbusters: Afterlife, it would seem odd to not at least bring her character back for a sequel. And if the film is set in New York, does this mean fans will see Peter, Ray, and Winston suit up yet again to save the day? Time -- and the box office receipts for Ghostbusters: Afterlife -- will tell.

What did you think of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, its ending and end credits scenes? Did all that bustin’ make you feel good? What did you think of seeing Egon’s ghost? Let us know in the comments. And for more, check out our Ghostbusters: Afterlife review and what the Ghostbusters cast had to tell us .

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During Ghostbusters: Afterlife ‘s end credits, fans are treated to a scene that shows us what has come of the relationship between characters Peter Venkman and Dana Barrett, played by Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver, with Barrett seen administering an ESP test to Venkman, playfully shocking him.

Judging by what’s presented, like Venkman being seen wearing a wedding band during the film’s climax, this in-credit scene makes it appear that following the events of Ghostbusters II, the couple eventually married, with both now enjoying a ghost-free life together.

Peter Markowski , credited as an Afterlife lamp operator on IMDB, shared the below to his Instagram feed , giving us a behind-the-scenes look at Murray and Weaver’s returns.

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Speaking of that scene, Afterlife’s “Summoning the Spirit” special feature shows us that additional footage was shot between both Weaver and Annie Potts, who in the film, returned to the role of Janine Melnitz. Both can be talking outside what looks like the door of the home, leading many to believe this scene was initially planned to be in the film rather than being moved to the mid-credits.

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In addition to the above, the special feature also shows a possible moment with all three actors on screen, including a loving embrace between Murray and Weaver’s characters.

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To get a sneak peek at the “Summoning the Spirit,” check out the below video:

The “Summoning the Spirit” special feature is available in its entirety on the upcoming 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD releases, all due out on February 1st, so be sure to pre-order your copy today !

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Ghostbusters Afterlife: 2 Post-Credits Scenes, Explained

The future of the ghostbusters franchise — and a gag with a beloved actor..

Ghostbusters Afterlife: 2 Post-Credits Scenes, Explained

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  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife released November 19 in cinemas
  • Mid-credits scene involves Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver
  • Post-credits scene teases another sequel set in New York

Ghostbusters: Afterlife — out now in cinemas worldwide — serves as a direct sequel to the original Ghostbusters movie from 1984, and its (thankfully) forgotten 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II. It brings back Bill Murray and Co. for a limited time, though for the most part it's about a new generation of ghostbusters. This isn't the first time. We had that all-female-led reboot in 2016 that didn't work with critics or audiences. Ghostbusters: Afterlife completely ignores its characters and story though, shifting focus to the family of an original member in small-town America. That said, it does keep one tradition of the 2016 reboot: post-credits scene. In fact, there are two of them. To be fair, post-credits scenes are a Marvel tradition at this point, so credit where it's due.

Warning: major spoilers ahead for Ghostbusters: Afterlife . Proceed at your own risk.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife ending, explained

The new Ghostbusters movie ends where it began, at the Summerville farmhouse that Callie Spengler (Carrie Coon) moved to with her two kids, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace). With the help of the ghost of Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and the original gang — Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) — they put a stop to the main villain Gozer (Olivia Wilde).

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Following the fight, the original crew share words with Egon's ghost (who never speaks by the way, limited I suppose due to the fact that they used archival footage of Ramis who passed away in 2014). Ray apologises for not believing him, Winston says he will do good by his friend, and Venkman just nods. Egon then turns around to face his estranged daughter Callie who runs up to him and embraces him. Trevor and Phoebe join the emotional goodbye, before Egon's spirit floats away.

As the camera pans up and away, Ghostbusters: Afterlife closes with the words “For Harold”. It then jump cuts to New York City, where we see the Ecto-1 being driven into the city. Winston promised he would take care of it, which explains why the car is being taken back.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife mid-credits scene, explained

The mid-credits scene of the new Ghostbusters movie appears after the names of the main cast members have rolled in big font. The last name is Sigourney Weaver, which is very odd for anyone who's just seen Ghostbusters: Afterlife since the actress is nowhere in the film. Well, not yet anyway. The Ghostbusters: Afterlife mid-credits scene opens with Weaver's face — she played Venkman's love interest Dana Barrett back in the ‘80s.

They are still together it seems, what with a wedding ring on Weaver's finger. The mid-credits scene riffs on the original Ghostbusters movie's ESP machine test — the one that Peter used with students at Columbia University. But this time around, it's Dana who is controlling the machine not Peter. She holds up a card and asks him to guess the shape on the other side. After Peter gets it right, she tries another one. He gets that right too.

Dana wonders if Peter has marked the cards. He lies he hasn't, but then after Dana shocks him with the ESP machine, he admits he did mark the cards. Dana then starts shocking him over and over. To defend himself and get some sympathy, Peter says that he only ever shocked the male students at Columbia, never the women. Dana then shocks him again one more time, before the scene cuts away. As you can tell, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife mid-credits scene is an extended gag really.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife post-credits scene, explained

Unlike the mid-credits scene, the post-credits scene in the new Ghostbusters movie is all business — as it tries to set up the future of the beleaguered franchise. It begins with a vintage (deleted) scene from the original movie, involving Egon (Ramis) and Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts) who gave him a coin — her lucky coin from the 1964 World's Fair in New York — before he went up the building to save the world. Egon says no, but she insists saying she has another at home.

We then cut to present day with Janine admiring her lucky coin. Did she get it back from Egon afterwards? Or is this the second one? Anyhoo, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife post-credits scene jumps again to a meeting between Janine and Winston (Hudson) at the latter's office. Winston talks about how he has had a successful life — he's a billionaire now — thanks to the time he spent with the Ghostbusters crew. It was there he discovered he had the talent to be better.

Winston then reveals that not only did he pay Egon's bills, he hasn't let their old firehouse headquarters be turned into a coffee shop, as Ray had claimed earlier in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The Ghostbusters: Afterlife post-credits scene cuts to the abandoned headquarters, where Winston is waiting for the Ecto-1 to roll in, having made the journey back from Summerville to New York City. Winston says that he will aways be a Ghostbuster.

As the car rolls into the Ghostbusters' former HQ, the camera turns to a red box on the wall: the containment unit. A light is blinking red, which is naturally ominous, signalling that it's about to burst. What does that mean? Well, that's a clear and obvious setup for another Ghostbusters sequel — and it seems it will bring the franchise back to home territory. Will it still involve the next generation of Spenglers? That depends on Ghostbusters: Afterlife's box office, I'd imagine.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is now playing in cinemas in India and around the world. It's available in 2D and IMAX 2D.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

  • Release Date 19 November 2021
  • Language English
  • Genre Comedy, Fantasy
  • Cast Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Logan Kim, Celeste O'Connor, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Oliver Cooper, Bokeem Woodbine, Marlon Kazadi, Sydney Mae Diaz, Tracy Letts, Josh Gad
  • Director Jason Reitman
  • Producer Ivan Reitman

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How 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' opens the door for a sequel with its post-credits scene

Are we in for another mass breakout of chaos-causing apparitions?

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Following over a year of COVID-related delays, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is finally playing in theaters across the nation. Directed and co-written by Jason Reitman (the son of original Ghostbusters director, Ivan Reitman), the film serves as a direct follow-up to the first two films, refreshing the 37-year-old property for modern audiences. While appearing at New York Comic Con last month, Jason explained that his goal with Afterlife was "to make a movie that opened the universe to all kinds of stories. I want to see Ghostbusters movies from all of my favorite directors and we hope that this movie sets the table for that."

The film does this by passing Ecto-1, the Proton Packs, and the rest of the Ghostbusters' legacy to a new and younger generation of spirit-hunters led by Egon Spengler's granddaughter and grandson (played by McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard). That's not exactly a spoiler. We've known that was always the master plan for over two years now, especially since the OG cast members are starting to get a little long in the tooth.

However, there was a question of whether or not Afterlife would leave the door open for an entire franchise of sequels and/or a cinematic universe of some kind (as is the current tradition). The answer to that question is yes — the end credits scene does indeed set the table for future installments.

***WARNING! The following contains major plot spoilers for the film!***

Ghostbusters: Afterlife actually has two end credits sequences. The first one features a short cameo from Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett testing the psychic abilities of Bill Murray's Peter Venkman in a nod to the latter's shock-heavy research in the 1984 original. There isn't much to this scene beyond the nostalgia factor and an appearance from Weaver, whose character does not show up for the final confrontation with Gozer at the very end of the film.

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The second stinger contains the sequel setup. It opens with a deleted scene from the first movie involving Egon (played by the late Harold Ramis, to whom the movie is dedicated) and Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts). We then flash forward to the present where Janine is meeting with Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), who has become a global business mogul.

His recent experience in Oklahoma alongside Peter, Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and the benevolent ghost of Egon (a CGI-resurrected Ramis) has reignited his passion for the good old days of trapping rogue spirits. "I may be a businessman, but I will always be a Ghostbuster," he says.

Thanks to his great wealth, Winston is able to buy back Hook & Ladder Company 8 , the iconic headquarters of the Ghostbusters (earlier in the movie, Ray explains that the property became a victim of upscale Manhattan development). Ecto-1 is welcomed back into the firehouse garage in a moment of emotional poignancy before the scene cuts to the ghost Containment Unit in the basement where a blinking red light signals oncoming danger.

Does this mean we're in for another mass breakout on the level of "dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria!"? Is the nearly 40-year-old Containment Unit starting to break down — again? That does seem to be the case and if we're lucky enough to get a sequel, it looks like it'll return to Manhattan, where Phoebe (Grace) and Trevor (Wolfhard) Spengler can start running the family business with input and sage advice from the seasoned old-timers like Winston, Ray, Peter, Janine, Dana, and maybe even Rick Moranis' Louis Tully.

"The original film was about the Ghostbusters. This movie is about the rest of us," Jason Reitman told SYFY WIRE during the official press junket for Afterlife . "The people who have always wanted to pick up the proton pack. The people who have always wanted to ride in the Ecto-1. And it's about a family trying to discover who they are."

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The Ghostbuster reboot has more in store for fans after the credits roll.

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Fire up your Proton packs because the Ghostbusters are back! Ghostbusters: Afterlife , the new film from director Jason Reitman (yes, the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman), has finally arrived in theaters. The thrilling reboot revives the franchise and indulges its longtime fans by paying homage to the series they’ve come to love since the first film delighted audiences in 1984.

Of course, that means Ghostbusters: Afterlife is packed to the brim with pure nostalgia, from its opening moments all the way to its credits scenes. The latter is where the film leans fully into fan service, directly referencing the original films while hinting at what the future of the franchise might look like.

Afterlife has two credits, one that appears mid-credits and another at the very end. Here’s what happens in both scenes, who appears in them, and what they mean for a potential sequel.

Major spoilers ahead for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife mid-credits scene explained

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Mr. Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd) with Podcast (Logan Kim) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) in Ghostbusters: Afterlife .

The mid-credits scene for Afterlife begins unexpectedly. As the movie ends and we’re still wiping our tears from the beautiful dedication to the late Harold Ramis (who played Egon Spengler), the main credits sequence starts flashing before our eyes. As the actors' names appear on screen, we see Sigourney Weaver’s name pop up, which is confusing because she didn’t appear in the movie… yet.

The credits then cut straight to the first bonus scene, starring Weaver as her Ghostbusters character Dana Barrett and Bill Murray as Peter Venkman. The moment finds the pair together, although it's unclear if they’re together or just good friends. (They were romantically linked in the original films.) The two are playing with Venkman’s ESP machine as Dana holds up a card and tests Venkman’s ability to guess the shape on the other side.

As seen in the clip above, Venkman is a parapsychologist who would perform this ESP test on his students. In the new Ghostbusters scene, the tables are turned, and Dana soon realizes that Venkman marked the cards (thus knowing how to answer them) and starts shocking him for his deceit. The funny moment ends with Venkman admitting to only shocking the male students, not the women — as if that would earn him some extra sympathy.

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The Ecto-1 chasing the ghost Muncher in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

The Ecto-1 chasing the ghost Muncher in Ghostbusters: Afterlife .

While the first credits scene worked as a comedic footnote, the second credits scene hints at what could be next for the franchise.

The film’s final moment (before the credits) shows the Ghostbusters car, the Ecto-1, being driven back to NYC. It’s unclear why until the after-credits scene where we see Janine, the original Ghostbusters receptionist (who also appeared near the beginning of Afterlife) , in the city visiting Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) at his office. Since his ghost-busting days, Winston has become a successful businessman, but as his earlier cameo suggested, he still holds a fondness for his old profession.

Janine and Winston’s conversation centers on legacy, as Winston explains he started his business for his kids so that they could have a good life. We next see Winston back at the fire station where the original team used to work, and the Ecto-1 arriving back to where everything started. Winston touches the car, as if welcoming back an old friend.

Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore in the original Ghostbusters.

Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore in the original Ghostbusters .

The final scene seems to infer that Winston might hold the keys to Ghostbusters' future. Considering he has the money and now knows the spirited Phoebe (Mckenna Grace), Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), and Podcast (Logan Kim), who may want to carry on the Ghostbusters’ torch, it makes sense that Winston would wish to kickstart the business for a new generation.

It’s a fitting end for a movie that explores the meaning of legacy in several different ways. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is full of excitement and heart that lives in the moment, but it’s also all about the future.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife credit scenes explained

There's two!

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It's unsurprising when you learn that Afterlife was written and directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman — the original Ghostbusters ' progenitor. And like any other franchise film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife has not one but two scenes after the credits roll.

In case you had to run out of the cinema as soon as the movie finished, or if you missed the scenes for any other reason (like bawling your eyes out, maybe?) we're here to tell you what went down. Ghostbusters: Afterlife spoilers follow.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife post-credits scenes explained

As we mentioned there are two scenes — one mid-credits and one at the end. The first of the two is simply fan service (much like... most of the film) and features Bill Murray as original Ghostbuster Peter Venkman and his paramour Dana Barett ( Sigourney Weaver ).

Perhaps tantalisingly, Weaver's name appears in the credits at the outset, which has the unfortunate effect of somewhat spoiling her cameo, as you spend most of your time waiting for it only for it to be a 30 second Easter egg . No matter; the scene features them in their apartment playing with Venkman's ESP machine, which he used in the original on his students.

Dana is holding up cards with drawings on them that only she can see and Venkman is correctly guessing what they are. She then figures out that he's marked the cards, and she begins shocking him with the machine as a teasing punishment.

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Once the credits have rolled, we pick up with Ernie Hudson's Dr Winston Zeddemore, talking to none other than Annie Potts' Janine Melnitz, the Ghostbusters' former assistant.

In the years since their ghostbusting days, Winston has become a successful businessman, but he can't help but reminisce about the good ol' days hunting ghosts.

He waxes poetically about legacy and finding self-confidence in working with Venkman, Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (the late Harold Ramis, whose appearance in Afterlife was made with previous film footage).

As he narrates, we watch Zeddemore go back to the old fire station they used to operate from. Inside is the Ecto-1 , and Zeddemore places his hand on the hood of the car as the camera pans out to scan the abandoned headquarters and a red light flashes on the wall. The scene likely sets up Zeddemore as the future head of the Ghostbusters, if any potential sequel wants to go the direct route.


Of course, Reitman has said that if more Ghostbusters movies are to happen, he'd love to see them spread beyond the original core story. The motto of Afterlife is that anyone can be a Ghostbuster.

Sigourney Weaver doesn't appear in any other part of the film, so her inclusion in the mid-credits scene nods to her previous role, while perhaps Janine Melnitz could be an assistant to the future Ghostbusters again one day?

Whether or not we see any of them in a future film remains to be seen; the post-credit scenes only leave the door open but doesn't make any definitive promises for the future. Head this way to stay updated with everything we know about the potential Ghostbusters 4 .

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Co-written and directed by Jason Reitman, the son of the original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a direct follow-up to the 1980s movies.

While Ghostbusters: sequel aims to offer a nostalgia trip for fans of the original Ghostbusters films, providing the same combination of horror and comedy, it also aims to introduce new viewers to the world of Proton Packs and ghost traps.

To that end, just like any blockbuster these days it comes with a couple of special scenes hidden after the credits, brimming with secret cameos and sequel hints long after the main story has ended.

Read on to find out what happens in Ghostbusters: Afterlife ’s end credits scenes, as well as which characters are in them. Check out our account below...

End credits scene 1 - Dana and Peter

As her name hangs on the screen, viewers may be racking their brains about where she’d appeared in the movie – only to have their queries answered by the first post-credits scene, which actually marks her only appearance in the film.

Reprising her role as Dana Barrett, now apparently in a long-term relationship with Murray’s Peter Venkman, the scene shows Dana and Venkman repeating the psychic testing conducted by Murray’s charlatan academic in the original 1984 comedy.

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Mysteriously, Venkman is able to correctly identify all the symbols on the cards Dana picks, though she administers electric shocks anyway to make him admit that he marked the cards to cheat at the game.

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It’s a short, funny scene that doesn’t add much to the plot – but for any fans wondering what happened to Venkman and Dana after the events of the original two movies, it does give a sweet coda to their relationship.

End credits scene 2 - Ernie and Anna

After a bit of archival footage from the original film starring the late Harold Ramis, the second post-credits scene picks up with two more classic Ghostbusters characters – Ernie Hudson’s Winston Zeddemore, and Annie Potts’ Janine Melnitz, who meet up to discuss Winston’s current success as a businessman as well as the good old days they had together.

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While Winston admits he originally joined the Ghostbusters for “a steady paycheck”, he reveals that he found meaning and camaraderie in the work, which inspired his later successes. It’s shown that as promised in the main movie, he rescued the iconic Ecto-1 car and took it back to the original New York fire station used as Ghostbusters headquarters, where it could be restored.

However, unbeknownst to him, the original Containment Unit in the building is still active and beeping ominously, suggesting that (as in the original film) a host of ghosts and ghouls could be ready to break out... possibly just in time for a sequel?

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Post-credits scenes used to be a rare fun bonus for the cinematic faithful who stuck out the entirety of the credits, but Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have made them into almost an obligation for fandom-friendly movies. And other creators aren’t just picking up on the MCU’s habit of adding end-credit scenes, they’re also picking up on the specific way that MCU movies now use them, with a mid-credits scene to add a little button onto a movie’s story, and an end-credits scene that shifts the focus toward the future of a hoped-for franchise.

That’s exactly what director Jason Reitman does with Ghostbusters: Afterlife , his direct sequel to 1989’s Ghostbusters II , and his continuation of the work his father, Ivan Reitman, did in directing the original two Ghostbusters movies. Ghostbusters: Afterlife has two bonus scenes — one a short ways into the credits, and one afterward. The mid-credits scene is an extended in-joke for fans of the 1984 Ghostbusters, but the post-credits scene expressly teases a possible sequel at some point in the future.

[ Ed. note: Gigantic spoilers for Ghostbusters: Afterlife ahead.]

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Most of the key cast of 1984 Ghostbusters shows up for this third entry in the trilogy. The Ghostbusters’ secretary Janine (Annie Potts) turns up early in the film, to check up on Egon Spengler’s old home, where his adult daughter Callie (Carrie Coon) and her kids Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) have come to live after Egon’s death. Midway through the film, as Phoebe begins to understand who her grandfather was and what kind of threat he was fighting from the rural Oklahoma farmhouse Callie has inherited, she calls the Ghostbusters’ old phone number from their 1984 ads, and talks to Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), who fills her in on what broke up the Ghostbusters, long before Egon’s death.

And when Phoebe, Trevor, and their friends try to fight the Sumerian god Gozer, who arrived in New York in the first film, all three surviving Ghostbusters — Ray, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) show up in their old suits and gear to join the battle. Egon’s ghost shows up to help them take Gozer down, they all say an emotional goodbye to their silent spirit friend, and he fades out.

So wait, is there an afterlife in Ghostbusters: Afterlife ?

It’s weird. It’s incredibly unclear what ghosts are in this series — whether blobby monster-ghosts like Ghostbusters ’ Slimer and Ghostbusters: Afterlife ’s equivalent critter Muncher are the spirits of dead humans, or “ghosts” in this world are mostly just weird spectral critters, or what. The Ghostbusters’ biggest enemy in the live-action movies isn’t even a ghost, she’s a god. We can presume, given the shape of so many traditional ghost stories, that Egon hung around on Earth because he had unfinished business to take care of, and once his grandkids defeated his mortal enemy (immortal enemy? she certainly hasn’t aged as much as everyone else since the 1980s), he could go on to whatever’s next. But human ghosts who fight gods and hug their kids is certainly a new twist for a Ghostbusters story.

What does “For Harold” mean at the end of the movie?

It’s a tribute to Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler in the original movies, co-wrote both original Ghostbusters scripts, and was a celebrated comedian and filmmaker in his own right. (He wrote and directed Groundhog Day , among other movies.) He died in 2014.

What happens in Ghostbusters: Afterlife ’s mid-credits scene?

The credits play out as expected, until they get to a credit for Sigourney Weaver, one of the stars of the 1984 Ghostbusters , who hasn’t actually appeared in the film at that point. Reitman gives the audience just enough time to say “Wait, she isn’t in this—” before he cuts to her character, Dana Barrett, holding up a series of Zener cards for Peter Venkman to see if he can psychically intuit what symbol is on the side of the card he can’t see. He keeps guessing right, but she has him wired up to a device that delivers electric shocks, and she keeps shocking him until he admits that he marked the cards so he’d know what they were.

Like so much of Ghostbusters: Afterlife , this scene is just a big referential gag for fans of the 1984 Ghostbusters . It’s a callback to Peter Venkman’s original introduction, doing tests on university students, supposedly to research psychic phenomena, though the scene also shows he’s a sleazeball who isn’t above using the test to flirt with his female subjects, and torture the male ones for fun. Dana shocking him for lying is a bit of 37-years-later payback for that earlier scene.

So are Dana and Peter still together, all these years later? It’s hard to say — she’s wearing a wedding ring, she treats him kind of fondly, and they seem to be in a private home rather than an institutional setting. But they don’t mention their relationship, they don’t trade any kind of endearments, and she seems smug about seeing through him more than she seems loving. He’s also as smarmy to her as he was back in the 1980s — it’s impressively clear that he hasn’t changed much. There’s also the question of why, decades into their relationship, she’d be rigging him up to electrodes to see if he’s psychic. It’s yet another scene that works better as a fan callback than a meaningful piece of the story.

What happens in Ghostbusters: Afterlife ’s post-credits scene?

The sequence after the credits end is the interesting one. First, there’s a brief scene where the Egon of the 1980s is headed off to fight Gozer, and Janine offers him a lucky coin to take with him. There isn’t much to that sequence — it’s a deleted scene from the 1984 movie, included as an Easter egg, but without much meaning to the rest of the film.

After a jump back to present-day, Janine appears to be interviewing Winston about what he’s been up to since the 1980s. The audience already know from Ray’s recap earlier in the film that Winston struck out on his own and became a highly successful businessman, but the film doesn’t give him much material of his own. While Bill Murray as Peter gets to ramble out a goofy monologue and crack jokes about Gozer, and Ray is solemn and sincere as ever, Winston is mostly stuck standing off to the side, moaning at the condition of their old Ectomobile , and promising to get it fixed up.

But in the post-credits scene, Winston finally gets a little time to shine as something other than the fourth-billed man in a three-man team. He explains his initiatives and motives to Janine: “I wanted to be an example of what’s possible.” He talks about his thriving global enterprises, and how he’s secretly been supporting Ray and Peter, who are in less lucrative situations. “I may be a businessman, but I will always be a Ghostbuster,” he tells her.

It’s a nice moment of payoff for actor Ernie Hudson, who has occasionally been frustrated by the ways Winston was sidelined in the movies. He famously signed onto a script that gave Winston a bigger role and a full backstory , which wound up being cut. He’s often noted in interviews that Winston doesn’t appear on the movie poster and wasn’t part of the publicity run for the movie. He’s said he took the role expecting it to help his career, and instead, he had trouble finding work afterward . So this sequence feels like a payoff for Winston, a chance at a little more dignity and depth.

How does Ghostbusters: Afterlife set up a sequel?

In a solo shot after talking to Janine, Winston re-enters the Ghostbusters’ old firehouse headquarters, which Ray said earlier in the film had been sold off long ago, when the Ghostbusters stopped making money. Winston has clearly purchased the place for nostalgic reasons — the same reasons that power the rest of the movie — and he looks around it with the exact same satisfaction as Rey looking around Tattooine at the end of Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker , with the exact same sense that he’s there to make the fans happy more than he’s there to make himself happy.

But then Reitman’s camera wanders off to the side, finding the Ghostbusters’ old Ecto-Containment System — the laser-grid unit that contained all the ghosts they trapped, until an EPA lawyer played by William Atherton (the “It’s true, this man has no dick” guy from the first movie) had it shut down and they all escaped. There’s a single ominous flashing red light on the system, indicating something is wrong, and the post-credits scene ends on that promise of a threat to come. (Never mind that the Containment System was in the basement in a small side room at the bottom of the stairs, rather than in the garage — the point is, something interesting seems to be happening.)

Will there be a Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel?

Nothing’s been announced or green-lit yet, but Afterlife co-writer Gil Kenan has said he has “lots of ideas” for possible future installments in the franchise, and Reitman said at his New York Comic Con appearance that the movie’s goal was to “open the universe to all kinds of stories… Ghostbusters movies from all my favorite directors.” He said he hopes this movie “sets the table for that” — implying that he himself may not be invested in directing a sequel, but he’s looking forward to the possibility of more movies.

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When there was something strange in the neighbourhood, she never got the call.

After the rip-roaring success that was Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which breathed new life—ironically—into the spectral series, a sequel was confirmed a few months later with director Jason Reitman stepping away from behind the camera to allow his co-writer and producer on the reboot, Gil Kenan , the chance to helm his first outing on the franchise.

Afterlife , a sequel set three decades after the events of Ghostbusters II , saw the estranged family of Egon Spengler ( Harold Ramis ), move to Oklahoma to inherit the farm Egon left them when he died in mysterious circumstances. The film produced a box office return of $205 million from a $75 million budget, to the delight of Sony Pictures. The fact the movie was a sequel also meant the opportunity to bring back familiar faces from the franchise, one of whom— Sigourney Weaver —has recently discussed the prospects of making an appearance in the series after reprising her role as Dana Barrett in an Afterlife cameo.

During the press tour for her upcoming film, Master Gardner , Weaver - along with her co-star Joel Edgerton - joined Collider's Editor-in-chief Steve Weintraub to discuss the film, and Weintraub took the opportunity to ask Weaver about the prospects of her popping up in the next installment, which brings the series back to its Manhattan roots . First, joking she would be playing the role of Slimer's mother, Weaver went on to state: "No, I mean, I wasn't asked to be in this Ghostbusters , and I think, you know, a little of us goes a long way."

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What We Know About Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2

Plot details on the film, which has also been referred to as Firehouse , after the iconic headquarters for the original group, have been difficult to come across thus far, but we do know it's a direct sequel to Afterlife —and it's been filming since March. Afterlife 's end credits scene teased Ernie Hudson 's Winston returning Ecto-1—the famous Ghostbusters vehicle—to the firehouse in New York City, as a light on the ecto-containment unit flashed red, in a tease to a follow-up. During the aftermath of the film's release, Reitman did reveal that there would be an opportunity to see villains from Ghostbusters past—like Vigo the Carpathian—make their return, saying:

"There is a lot of time and opportunity for Vigo the Carpathian to make his return. Look, are you saying that’s the only painting of Vigo the Carpathian? Maybe, he’s riding a horse in another one, maybe, impaling someone in another one.”

This would be a sensible approach after the success of bringing Gozer, the original villain, back for Afterlife . Reitman had taken over directing duties from his father, Ivan Reitman , and now Kenan is taking the reins from him having previously directed another movie about 'kids battling monsters' in Monster House. Reitman is still co-producing and writing the script, and will return alongside co-producer Jason Blumenfeld ( Tully ) and cinematographer Eric Steelberg ( Juno ).

Returning from Afterlife are McKenna Grace as Egon's granddaughter, Phoebe, Finn Wolfhard as Egon's grandson, Trevor, and Carrie Coon as Egon's daughter, Callie. Also confirmed to return are the kids' science teacher and Callie's romantic interest, Grooberson ( Paul Rudd ), and Trevor's friend Lucky ( Celeste O'Connor ). The sequel will also include several new faces joining the cast , including Kumail Nanjiani ( The Big Sick ), Patton Oswalt ( Ratatouille ), James Acaster ( Cinderella ), and Emily Alyn Lind ( Doctor Sleep ). Of the legacy characters, we now know that Weaver is out, but Hudson will be returning, however, the status of other Ghostbusters alumni Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Annie Potts is not yet known. A return for Rick Moranis would also be a wonderful sight to see.

The Ghostbusters sequel is currently slated to release exclusively in theaters on Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 . Stay tuned to Collider for more details on the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel as and when we have it.

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Sigourney Weaver returned to the Ghostbusters franchise in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which has now wasted her place in this reboot timeline.

  • Sigourney Weaver's return in Ghostbusters: Afterlife had a significant impact on her role in the reboot movies.
  • While Ghostbusters: Afterlife focused on introducing new characters, Sigourney Weaver's character, Dana, deserved a bigger return than just a cameo in the post-credits scene.
  • The absence of Sigourney Weaver's character in Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2 feels unfair given the role she played in the previous movie, and it wastes Dana's potential role in the new movies.

Although Sigourney Weaver is one of the original cast members of Ghostbusters , her return in Ghostbusters: Afterlife ended up affecting her place in the reboot movies. Back in 1984, Ivan Reitman introduced the world to a group of eccentric parapsychologists who started a ghost-catching business in New York City and made themselves known as the “Ghostbusters”. The movie was a huge critical and commercial success, becoming a cultural phenomenon, and, unsurprisingly, making way for a very profitable multimedia franchise with video games, comic books, TV shows, and two sequels.

After the release of Ghostbusters II in 1989, the franchise took a break from the big screen and didn’t return to it until 2021 with Ghostbusters: Afterlife . Set three decades after the second movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife follows Callie (Carrie Coon) , a single mom who moves with her son Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) to an Oklahoma farm she inherited from her estranged father, Egon Spengler. Phoebe ends up finding her grandfather’s equipment, and with some help, she uses it to catch some sinister presences that have been creating chaos in town. Ghostbusters: Afterlife surprised the audience with cameo appearances from the rest of the group and Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), though the latter’s presence was a big waste.

Sigourney Weaver Deserved A Bigger Ghostbusters Return Than Afterlife Gave Her

Ghostbusters also introduced Dana Barrett, a cellist with a problem in her apartment after she had a paranormal encounter with a demonic dog-like creature inside her fridge. Dana called the Ghostbusters for help, and Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) told her about the demigod Zuul and the shapeshifting god of destruction Gozer the Gozerian. Dana was then possessed by Zuul, and at the end of Ghostbusters , she was rescued by the team. Dana returned in Ghostbusters II , where she and her baby, Oscar, became the targets of the evil Prince Vigo the Carpathian, whose malevolent spirit lived in his self-portrait.

Although it’s understandable that Dana didn’t have a big role in Ghostbusters: Afterlife as it was all about introducing a new generation of characters, she deserved better than what she was given. The surviving members of the Ghostbusters team, although their appearances were brief, had an important role in the story by helping Phoebe and the rest fight Gozer. Dana, however, only appeared in the post-credits scene, where a classic scene from the first movie was flipped.

In it, Dana tests Venkman with the same blind cards he used with his students, and if he failed to guess, she would give him an electric shock. Dana discovers that Venkman marked the cards, and so she shocks him. Although it was a fun and heartwarming scene for Ghostbusters fans, Dana deserved a bigger return than just a cameo in the post-credits scene given her history in the franchise.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2's Return Characters Makes Dana's Absence Worse

Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2 will see the return of its new cast as well as the surviving original cast members. Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson are confirmed to return as Ray, Peter, and Ernie, respectively, along with Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz. Sigourney Weaver, however, won’t be returning as Dana in Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2 , which even though is good as the movie shouldn’t rely much on nostalgia, feels unfair after the role the previous movie gave her. Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2 was a chance to do justice to Dana after her cameo appearance in the first movie, but as she won’t return, Ghostbusters: Afterlife completely wasted Dana’s potential role in the new movies.

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Post-Credits Scenes Explained: Are We in for a Franchise?

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“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” looks to do many things: tell a charming and complex story of family dynamics; offer up the same mixture of scares and comedy that made the first film such a smash; and introduce new viewers to the wacky world of proton packs and ghost traps. Notably, it’s looking to do all these things within the context of modern, big-budget blockbusters, which lean on vast, interconnected networks of shared mythology to give audiences more bang for their buck. To that end, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” has adopted one of the quirkier aspects of today’s mega-movies: the mid- and post-credits sequences.

Employed most memorably by Marvel Studios, which introduced the practice on its very first movie, 2008’s “Iron Man,” it has come to be deployed in various scenarios, all with the singular goal of expanding the world and introducing concepts, ideas or characters that could be expanded upon in subsequent installments of the franchise. And “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” looks to do the same.

So let’s dig into the “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” credits sequences – what they are, what they mean and what they could be leading toward.

Massive spoilers for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” follow. Seriously – turn back now!

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How the Mid-Credits Scene Answers a Burning Original Ghostbusters Question

Before the mid- and post-credits scenes start, we are treated to a fabulous credits sequence by the geniuses at Filmograph (who recently did the titles for the “Candyman” remake and Amazon’s great “The Underground Railroad” series). The last credit in the sequence is “And Sigourney Weaver.” But wait. Sigourney Weaver wasn’t in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” What is the meaning of this?

Well, that is answered immediately, as it cuts to her giving Bill Murray the same psychic power test that you see him giving a couple of young college students in the first film. The combination of seeing her name, the surprise of seeing her name and then her appearing, is absolutely wonderful and speaks to the general nostalgia-mining good vibes of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” She asks Murray to identify the symbol on the opposite side of the card and he keeps getting them right! He admits that he used to just shock the male test subject while hitting on the female subject (which causes Sigourney to give him a little jolt). Finally, after some playful romantic banter, Murray admits that he marked the cards ahead of time so he could easily identify them. She shocks him again.

Now, this isn’t the most plot-heavy mid-credits scene. It doesn’t introduce the “Ghostbusters” equivalent of the Infinity Stones or establish some new villain who, I don’t know, causes people to turn inside out (or something). But it does answer a key question in “Ghostbusters” lore: whether or not Weaver’s Dana Barrett and Murray’s Peter Venkman ended up together. (There is nothing on Barrett’s son Oscar and whether or not Peter is his father. So that remains unresolved.) It’s a lovely little scene and it’s nice that it was in there. Also, did you really think “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was not going to have a Sigourney cameo? Come on now!

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The Post-Credits Scene Sets Up a Sequel

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The post-credits sequence is a little more interesting. Firstly, a short deleted sequence is played from the original film. It seems to be from right before the team enters Dana’s building for their final confrontation with Gozer. Annie Potts’ Janine Melnitz is standing outside the building talking to Harold Ramis’ Egon Spengler. She’s giving him a small medallion from the 1964-65 World’s Fair. It’s a cute scene and aligns with the first movie’s subtle implication that there is some romantic chemistry between Spengler and Janine. (Potts briefly shows up earlier in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” assisting Spengler’s family as they move into his rickety old farmhouse. She also gets one of the movie’s best lines.)

From there, we cut to Janine here and now. She’s flipping the coin over in her hand. She’s in an expensive-looking office building. It then becomes clear that she’s visiting Winston Zeddemore, the former ghostbuster who has gone on to great wealth and power in the private sector. Janine asks if Winston is still paying rent on Ray’s occult book shop. Winston says yes, but that Ray will turn a profit one day.

Pretty soon, their conversation begins to be intercut with other footage – Winston visiting the old firehouse (even though earlier in the movie, Dan Aykroyd’s Ray says somewhat forlornly that the firehouse has been turned into a Starbucks). The ECTO-1, the unforgettable vehicle of the ghostbusters, is being rolled into the firehouse. Winston says something about passing on the knowledge and tools to a new generation. Then, the final shot (of the movie and the post-credits scene) is a slow push-in on the ghost containment unit from the first film. As the camera gets closer, the light switches from red to green with a heavy thud. It’s on .

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Is Winston the Ghostbusters Universe’s Nick Fury?

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From the looks of the post-credits sequence, it seems that Winston might be interested in franchising the ghostbusters technology, establishing ghostbusting outposts all around the world. He’s certainly got the money and the means to do so. The question is, where will they go now? And what supernatural forces will they face down? Those questions will probably only be answered after the opening weekend box office receipts come in for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” but it seems like the franchise could finally be up and running again, after all these years.

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Sigourney Weaver Says She Won’t Be Back for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Sequel

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Filming is now underway on the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel, which will bring legacy actor Ernie Hudson back as Winston Zeddemore. One character from the original films who will not be appearing in the next sequel? Dana Barrett, played by Sigourney Weaver .

Weaver tells Collider , “ I wasn’t asked to be in this Ghostbusters .”

“And I think, you know, a little of us goes a long way,” Weaver adds.

Sigourney Weaver’s role in the Ghostbusters franchise has become increasingly limited with these two most recent movies, first appearing as a new character in a post-credits scene for Ghostbusters: Answer the Call . She more recently reprised the role of Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters: Afterlife , a cameo that was also relegated to a post-credits scene.

Gil Kenan  ( Monster House, Poltergeist ) is directing the sequel to  Ghostbusters: Afterlife .

The cast includes  Patton Oswalt,   Kumail Nanjiani,  James Acaster,  and  Emily Alyn Lind , alongside  Ernie Hudson, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd  and  Carrie Coon.

Jason Reitman , who directed  Ghostbusters: Afterlife,  is producing the upcoming sequel. The film is scheduled to bring the ghosts back to theaters on  December 20, 2023 .

Last we heard, the upcoming movie will return to New York City and the iconic firehouse made famous in the original  Ghostbusters  films – thus the working title,  Firehouse .

The first teaser for the sequel came in the form of an  Afterlife  post-credits scene.

“It’s an absolute honor to pick up the proton pack and step behind the camera for the next chapter of the Spengler family saga. I just wish I could go back to 1984 and tell the kid in the sixth row of the Mann Valley West that one day he was going to get to direct a  Ghostbusters  film,” said Kenan in a recent statement.

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Sigourney Weaver

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Sigourney Weaver is the actress who played Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters , Ghostbusters II and Ghostbusters: Afterlife .

  • 1 Film Roles
  • 2 Ghostbusters II
  • 3 Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  • 4 Ghostbusters (2016 Movie)
  • 6 References
  • 7.2 Behind the Scenes

Film Roles [ ]

In addition to her role as Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters films, Sigourney Weaver is well known for her roles as Ellen Ripley in the Alien films.

Ghostbusters II [ ]

Reportedly, Columbia tried avoid paying Sigourney Weaver for the profits the first movie. She threatened litigation. Initially, Dana Barrett was in the sequel. Then in later drafts, Dana was replaced with a new character named Lane Walker. Bill Murray took part in auditions for Lane. [1] [2] Then Dana had a cameo appearance in a draft. Ultimately, Dana returned as the main romantic lead in the final drafts. Sigourney Weaver was offered a flat fee of $1 million to be in the movie. [3]

Ghostbusters: The Video Game [ ]

According to Vivendi Executive Producer John Melchior, Weaver was never contacted to reprise her role for Ghostbusters: The Video Game despite Terminal Reality's Creative Director Drew Haworth writing she turned down an offer to reprise the role. [4] [5] Allegedly, she tried to come aboard upon learning Bill Murray had agreed to the project, but development was too far along by that point. [ citation needed ]

Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) [ ]

An early idea for Weaver's cameo was a crazy lady. When no one believed the Ghostbusters and they drove around the city, Weaver approached them and told them she believed in them. But either walked away and laid down on the ground or went told someone else the same line. [6] [7] In a draft, the woman Weaver portrays is part of a group of women who gather outside the Firehouse to give the Ghostbusters conspiratorial thumbs up for saving the city. [8] It was reported Weaver's cameo was removed from a previous edit and then put back in the final cut. She was initially cut due to the scene not being essential to the story. [9] Ultimately, Weaver portrayed Holtzmann 's mentor Rebecca Gorin and appeared at the end of the movie.

  • Sigourney Weaver auditioned for the role of Dana by acting like a dog. [10]
  • On the first day of filming at the New York City Public Library , Sigourney Weaver visited the set to introduce herself to Bill Murray. He in turn picked her up and carried her down Fifth Avenue calling her by her real name, "Susan." [11]
  • During filming of the first movie, Sigourney Weaver would go to a corner to prepare herself for a scene but Bill Murray would sneak up behind her and goof around like tickle her or lift her up. [12] [13]
  • Sigourney Weaver came up with the "game show host" line instead of the scripted "used car salesman" one. [14] [15]
  • Sigourney Weaver was sealed inside the charred Terror Dog so there was an urgency to do the sequence quickly. Ivan Reitman made the sequence seem slower by repeating shots on angles. [16] [17]
  • The scene in Armand's Restaurant with just Dana and Peter at their table was the last scene Sigourney Weaver filmed for the second movie. [18] It would end up being deleted from the final cut. [19]
  • In the "Visitation" back up story from Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #7 and Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #8 , the teacher is visually based on Sigourney Weaver.
  • On the Regular Cover of Ghostbusters 101 #1 , the map credit references Sigourney Weaver.
  • On page 11 of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #2 , in panel 3, on Peter's locker door is an official 8x10 photograph of Sigourney Weaver in costume as Dana from the first movie.
  • On page 2 of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #3 , Dana's outfit is based on an outfit worn by Sigourney Weaver's character Lauren Slaughter in the 1986 movie "Half Moon Street".

References [ ]

  • ↑ Spelling, Ian (1989). "Bill Murray Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts!" Starlog #140, page 32. Starlog Group, Inc, USA. Bill Murray says: "She's not even in the cartoon, so I don't know if she's going to be in the film. The original idea was that she would be in it. The ideas they sold me on to say, 'OK, let's do it,' are no longer in the script. Sigourney was one of those ideas."
  • ↑ Spelling, Ian (1989). "Bill Murray Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts!" Starlog #140, page 32. Starlog Group, Inc, USA. Bill Murray says: "They've gone all the way around trying to figure out how to make it. I had to audition with some actresses, but we all like Sigourney. The only problem with Sigourney is she's so tall. Naaah, I'm just kidding. She's tall, but she's not too tall. The problem is that you would wind up with a story that was tilted and like the Flintstone family. Sigourney and I would be this major thing and it would be hard to figure out how the Ghostbusters' dynamic would grow. The sort of story they were writing ended up not really needing the other three guys."
  • ↑ Sanello, Frank (1994). "Heroic Stature" Starlog Platinum Edition Vol. 2, page 13. Starlog Group, Inc , USA. Line reads: "The actress was promised part of the profits from Ghostbusters (1984). When Columbia claimed the movie hadn't turned a profit, she threatened an audit and a lawsuit. To gain her services for the sequel, the studio anted up and offered her a flat fee of $1 million for Ghostbusters II."
  • ↑ Playboy "The Untold Story of the Ghostbusters Video Game that was Almost a Masterpiece" 7/13/16
  • ↑ IGN Blogs "The Storyline and Characters" 5/12/09
  • ↑ Cineblog "Ghostbusters, Paul Feig in Rome: a report from the press" (retrieved through Google Translate) 6/27/16 Line reads: "Weaver was immediately enthusiastic, from day one. We had thought about a different role for her, but we realized that it was too little of substance, so we changed it. He loved the idea of doing the mentor of one of the four protagonists, because excited by the idea to fake a German accent."
  • ↑ Yahoo! Movies "Screenwriter Katie Dippold on How 'Ghostbusters' Changed and Why 'The Heat 2' Isn't Happening" 7/20/16 Katie Dippold says: "Sigourney was probably the one that was most written for someone. And that one was the hardest one to figure out… God, I pitched on so many different versions of that cameo. One I wanted to do, but it was real hit or miss, when no one was believing them, as they're driving in the city, and then this woman walks up, Sigourney Weaver, and she's just like, "Hey, you know what? I don't care what anyone says, I think what you guys are doing is great, and I absolutely believe everything you're saying." And then they're like, "Oh my God, thank you so much." And there there's a couple options. One is she just walks away and then just lays down on the ground like a crazy person. Another one was she says that same thing to someone else on the street. Because she's just a crazy person who just says this to everyone."
  • ↑ ebay radautographs Original Production Used Ghostbusters (2016) Side Script Melissa McCarthy" retrieved 8/9/2023 Line reads: "She gestures over to several other women, who give them secret conspiratorial thumbs up. Erin smiles. You're welcome. Then she holds a finger to her lips. Shh..."
  • ↑ Daily News "Sigourney Weaver returns from the dead in Ghostbusters" 5/12/16
  • ↑ Ivan Reitman (2005). Ghostbusters - Commentary (2005) (DVD ts. 17:18-17:37). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Ivan Reitman says: "And um actually agreed to audition. She came into my office and not like I'm giving anything away saying she turned into a dog at some point in this film and uh I remember her getting up on the couch and actually auditioning like a dog and I knew at that point she had to be in the film. "
  • ↑ Sigourney Weaver (2009). Ghostbusters - Slimer Mode (2009) (Blu-Ray ts. 24:10-24:34). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Sigourney Weaver says: "I was, you know, a huge fan of Bill Murray's, actually, but I met him the first day they shot at the public library, and there Bill was in a suit and stuff and I kind of went over and introduced myself. And before I knew it, he had picked me up and was carrying me down 5th Avenue calling me Susan, which is my real name."
  • ↑ Joe Medjuck (1999). Ghostbusters - Commentary (1999) (DVD ts. 27:04-27:13). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Joe Medjuck says: "And she would go off into a corner to prepare herself for a scene, and Bill would sneak up behind her and tickle her or something. Bill would like to be in mid-sentence before he stepped onto the set and..."
  • ↑ Ivan Reitman (1999). Ghostbusters - Commentary (1999) (DVD ts. 27:14-27:17). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Ivan Reitman says: "Or lift her up. He likes lifting women."
  • ↑ Ivan Reitman (1999). Ghostbusters - Commentary (1999) (DVD ts. 28:05-28:07). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Ivan Reitman says: "Actually, that was hers. That was Sigourney's line."
  • ↑ Harold Ramis (1999). Ghostbusters - Commentary (1999) (DVD ts. 28:09-28:12). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Harold Ramis says: "We had a line, "You're more like a used car salesman" in the script. She said, "You're more like a game-show host.""
  • ↑ Harold Ramis (1999). Ghostbusters - Commentary (1999) (DVD ts. 01:36:21-01:36:27). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Harold Ramis says: "I remember there was a little bit of hurry up to this 'cause she was actually sealed inside that thing."
  • ↑ Ivan Reitman (1999). Ghostbusters - Commentary (1999) (DVD ts. 01:36:30-01:36:39). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Ivan Reitman says: "And there's just so much that this could take. Although, in the cutting, actually, I increased how long it took to get her out by repeating shots on angles."
  • ↑ Goldstein, Patrick (June 1, 1989). "Return of the Money Making Slime" Rolling Stone #553, page 54. Wenner Media LLC, New York City, New York, USA. Line reads: "It's the last week of a thirteen-week shoot, and Reitman is eager to get this scene in the can. He calls for quiet. Suddenly Murray stands and waves his napkin in the air. "Correct me if I'm wrong," he says, "but isn't this double Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver's last shot of the movie?" The crew cackles with glee. Throughout the day, whenever work has been halted by technical delays, Murray has lectured the crew about "keeping our double nominee waiting," a reference to Weaver's being up for Oscars for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress (for Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl; she would win neither)."
  • ↑ Goldstein, Patrick (June 1, 1989). "Return of the Money Making Slime" Rolling Stone #553, page 54. Wenner Media LLC, New York City, New York, USA. Line reads: "Finally, Reitman calls for action. The scene is Dr. Venkman's last chance at romance. As the camera rolls, the doctor coos, "So ... making any New Year's resolutions?" His love object tosses back her hair and coolly replies, "I want to stop getting involved with men who aren't any good for me." Venkman is crushed. "Does that start exactly at midnight tomorrow?" he asks. "Or could you maybe hold off for a few days?" Reitman beams. "It's a take." The crew cheers. Weaver stands up, merrily spins around and takes a bow. Murray is delighted too."

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A Bizarre Ghostbusters Spiritual Successor Deserves a Reboot

As Ghostbusters finds new life with Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Mummies Alive!, the series’ odd spiritual successor is perfect for a reawakening.

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  • Mummies Alive! attempted to emerge as the next big cartoon in the '90s.
  • Combining familiar elements from Power Rangers, TMNT and Gargoyles , Mummies Alive! turned out to be a spiritual successor to the Ghostbusters series.
  • Like its undead stars Mummies Alive! deserves a resurrection.

As Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire prepares to manifest in theaters, it's not the only series deserving of a reboot. After the failures of the Ghostbusters remake in 2016 demanded redemption and a fresh start - Ghostbusters: Afterlife emerged as a successful successor, carrying the spirit of a beloved franchise. Yet, as Ghostbusters once again receives the love it once warranted, there's a more obscure and peculiar project that merits the same resurrection. Enter Mummies Alive! , a past project patiently awaiting rediscovery, ready to rise and join its sister series. Although a surprising revelation, 1997's Mummies Alive! came cut from the same wrappings as the Ghostbusters franchise and can once again serve as a spiritual successor.

Premiering in 1984, Ghostbusters was a creepy comedy that followed the slime-coated exploits of proton-packing paranormal investigators with a mission to save the world from a destructive deity. Followed up by multiple movies and television shows based on them, Ghostbusters eventually evolved into a full-fledged pop culture phenomenon. However, as The Real Ghostbusters cartoon series ended in 1991, and the rumored Ghostbusters 3 supposedly became trapped in development Hell, it left room for a new squad of supernatural protectors at production company DiC Entertainment. Seemingly a collection of multiple Saturday morning tropes wrapped into one package, Mummies Alive! made its way onto televisions and hoped to take the world by storm.

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The 90s were a strange time, as it seemed everybody tried to capture the interest of young children. Jurassic Park helped to make dinosaurs popular again, shows like Beast Wars: Transformers and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers had children clashing together giant robot toys, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Street Sharks made anthropomorphic monsters all the rage. However, the Goosebumps series helped to popularize the horror genre for kids, and the fascination around Ancient Egypt never faded, going as far back as the Victorian era. So, as strange as it was to assemble a group of undead guardians for a Saturday Morning cartoon, it morbidly made a lot of sense for Mummies Alive! to exist.

As Robby London, the Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs of DIC Entertainment, recalls , the idea for Mummies Alive! came from DiC president Andy Hayward. While visiting The British Museum in the '90s, Hayward observed his children gathering around the mummy displays, captivated by their mystery and mystique with countless other museumgoers. Seemingly following a rising popularity of Egyptology that'd arise from personalities like archeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and whatever made for the best Saturday Morning viewing, Mummies Alive! went into production. However, despite the show's title, Mummies Alive! felt more like Frankenstein's iconic monster , having been stitched from bits and pieces to bring its undead stars to life.

Mummies Alive! came together as a story about Presley, a boy who learns he's the reincarnation of an Ancient Egyptian prince. Meanwhile, school and family drama becomes the least of Presley's worries as he discovers a sorcerer named Scarab has been unleashed and now targets him in his quest for true immortality. However, guarded by Ja-Kal, Rath, Amon, and Nefer-Tina, the titular mummies are tasked with protecting Presley, using a mix of martial arts, Egyptian-themed gadgets, and the ability to transform by calling upon the sun god Ra. With all the hallmarks of shows like Power Rangers , Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , Gargoyles , and shades of The Real Ghostbusters , Mummies Alive! was a jackal of all trades but a master of none. Ultimately, Mummies Alive! , despite mimicking what the best shows of the '90s did, failed to receive as much critical praise, remembered by many, but not as prominent as its antecedents.

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Mummies Alive! might seem like a far cry from Ghostbusters ; however, like its ancient heroes, Ghostbusters and Mummies Alive! share a connection and one really long bandage that intertwines them. While not a direct sequel or even part of the same franchise, Mummies Alive! , in many aspects, was the bizarre spiritual successor of The Real Ghostbusters . It's a strange conclusion that comes to light after digging into the history of Mummies Alive! and the people behind it all.

Ivan Reitman, the director and producer of 1984's Ghostbusters and to whom Ghostbusters: Afterlife was partially dedicated, served as a driving force behind Mummies Alive! . While The Real Ghostbusters didn't end on a high note, with many critical of the new direction of Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters , the cartoon still stands as a highlight of the franchise and a symbol of pure nostalgia . When it inevitably went off the air, Reitman was hesitant to return to the world of animation, shooting down various concepts presented to him by DiC. It's noted Reitman was very selective, and as the world demanded more Ghostbusters , he wouldn't endorse every follow-up slid across his desk. After attending the same mummy exhibit with Hayward, Reitman experienced the same enchantment of Ancient Egypt as he saw the artifacts for himself. After finding inspiration and enthusiasm for the project, Reitman ultimately decided to attach his name to Mummies Alive! , marking his return after the Ghostbusters animated series came to an end.

There were high hopes for Mummies Alive! and near-impossible standards to meet after The Real Ghostbusters , but Reitman's return to the animated world produced its spiritual successor. While lacking the superior writing of The Real Ghostbusters' early seasons and noticeably reflecting peak kid's culture in the '80s and '90s , it does show influences of Reitman's past work. Delving into the world of the supernatural with quirky characters and fun (albeit some very loose) takes on classic mythology, it's clear why Mummies Alive! eventually appealed to Reitman and why he embraced the project. Alongside Extreme Ghostbusters (which did not have Reitman's involvement), Mummies Alive! briefly acted as one of the closest things to the original series on television. While it's true that Extreme Ghostbusters served as a direct sequel, Mummies Alive! still served as a successor because of Ivan Reitman's involvement, coincidently sharing the airwaves with its counterpart.

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There was love for the mummies, as told through anecdotes and interviews, even though the critics couldn't always see it. While far from a staple of Saturday Morning, a modern wave of '90s nostalgia has given the Ancient Egyptian avengers a cult following. Just like Ivan Reitman's son Jason attempted to pay tribute to his father's work, correct the missteps of the Ghostbusters series, and instill a sense of wonder in audiences once more, Mummies Alive! could use the same love. It may not have been the Ghostbusters successor DiC hoped for, and perhaps the magic of the museum mummies got lost in translation to children's television, but there's still potential for Mummies Alive! that television is still neglecting.

The premise of Mummies Alive! had merit at its core, the cartoon presented an enjoyable and delightfully campy superhero series, offering young horror enthusiasts the companionship of undead friends they had always imagined and the over-the-top adventures they always wanted. There's still a lot of fun to be had, creativity to be exercised, and plenty of nostalgia to reawaken with a new Mummies Alive! reboot. Perhaps with a little more self-awareness, authenticity to the mythology, and some healthy doses of Ancient Egyptian horror, Mummies Alive! could finally find the success it sought. After all, stranger and more obscure shows such as Denver the Last Dinosaur , Biker Mice from Mars , and even Tutenstein became slated for reboots, leaving room for the mummies to rise again for a new era.

Just like Ghostbusters: Afterlife succeeded as a course correction after the divisive Ghostbusters remake and brought the magic, wonder, and comedy back to the series as a loving tribute, Mummies Alive! , more than anything, could use Jason Reitman's visionary talents. Despite having been deceased for the better part of a few thousand years, there was magic in those mummies that allowed children to gasp, imaginations to run wild, and Ivan Reitman to follow up his beloved series while it lay dormant. Things don't always work out as they imagined, and cult classics don't always get what they deserve , but as Scarab would probably tell his underlings, immortality doesn't come easy. To make history, it takes time, persistence, and, above all else, someone passionate enough to exhume it from the sands of obscurity.


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