First Look At ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Reveals Paul Rudd, Synopsis & Poster

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New photos and story information from Ghostbusters: Afterlife provide details Paul Rudd’s character and the rest of the newcomers to the franchise.

Director Jason Reitman is set to deliver a new entry in the Ghostbusters franchise that his father, Ivan Reitman, helped kick off with the first film back in 1984. Due to be released in theaters next summer, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will center on a new cast of characters that includes Paul Rudd’s school teacher, Mr. Grooberson.

In addition to Paul Rudd, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will introduce Carrie Coon as a single mom named Callie along with new children Phoebe and Trevor, played McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard, respectively. During an interview with Vanity Fair, Jason Reitman offered new insight into the family and how their adventure in Ghostbusters: Afterlife begins when they move to a small town in Oklahoma after Callie inherits property from the father she did not know:

“As the family arrives at an old farm, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters. Trevor and Phoebe are about to find out who their grandfather was and whether they’re ready to pick up the proton pack themselves.”

Jason Reitman also revealed that the story will tie into the climactic event that occurred in the first Ghostbusters film, which is now referred to as the “Manhattan Crossrip.” In fact, Paul Rudd’s Mr. Grooberson was a child during the “Manhattan Crossrip” and finds himself eager to share his experience with a new generation who thinks of the event as a myth by the time Ghostbusters: Afterlife begins.

New Ghostbusters: Afterlife photos were also released featuring Paul Rudd and the rest of the cast, which you can view by visiting Vanity Fair. Columbia Pictures also released a new poster that can be seen below!

Are you excited to see Paul Rudd and the new cast members in Ghostbusters: Afterlife? What do you think about Paul Rudd’s character having a connection to the events of the first Ghostbusters film? Let us know below!

Here is Columbia Pictures’ new synopsis for Ghostbusters: Afterlife:

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Directed by Jason Reitman from a script he co-wrote with Gil Kena, Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Bokeem Woodbine, Oliver Cooper, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 10, 2020.

Source: Vanity Fair

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