Ghostbusters: Afterlife is now in theatres, and viewers who have gone out to see it (and even those who have only watched trailers and clips) know that director Jason Reitman packed the film with callbacks to the original Ghostbusters (watch it it HERE). Over the weekend, Reitman took to his Instagram account to reveal that his favorite Easter egg reference to Ghostbusters past is one that viewers probably wouldn’t have caught if he didn’t point it out to them: he gave his father Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II (watch that one HERE) a cameo in the film!
As the younger Reitman describes it, “For an insert shot of Venkman firing up his proton pack, we brought in the hands of another Ghostbuster.” His dad.
Written by Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace as
a family with single mom Callie and her two kids, Trevor and Phoebe, who move into a beaten-down farmhouse in Oklahoma only to discover that there’s something strange in the neighborhood. Unexplained quakes shake the town. There’s an old mine nearby that bears the name of Ivo Shandor, who built the Manhattan high-rise in the 1984 film that channeled the forces of evil.
Paul Rudd plays “a local teacher who’s been documenting the unexplained phenomena, befriending Callie and her kids, and helping make the connection between the current weirdness and the events of three decades before”. Also in the cast are Bokeem Woodbine, Tracy Letts, and Oliver Cooper, with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts reprising their roles from the first two films.
Ivan Reitman produced Ghostbusters: Afterlife, with Aykroyd serving as executive producer alongside Jason Blumenfeld, Michael Beugg, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, and Kenan.
Our own Chris Bumbray gave Ghostbusters: Afterlife an 8/10 review you can read at THIS LINK.
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