Ghostbusters Frozen Empire Release Date: The iconic Ghostbusters franchise is gearing up for another thrilling adventure right in the heart of New York City. Here’s a sneak peek into the much-anticipated sequel, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, set to follow up on the 2021 hit Ghostbuster: Afterlife, introducing a fresh set of paranormal hunters to the audience. Led by the exceptional Paul Rudd, this upcoming installment promises a reunion with most of the Afterlife cast.
While the 2021 movie unfolded in a quaint Oklahoma town, diverting the team’s attention from New York City, the trailer hints at a return to their roots, this time battling a chilling adversary. This fifth chapter in the franchise is slated to grace the silver screen next year, offering a thrilling homecoming for Ghostbusters aficionados. Here’s a rundown on what to expect from the 2024 film.
Release Date and Where to Catch It
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is primed for release on March 29, 2024, marking a highly anticipated return for fans of the franchise. The film is set to debut exclusively in theaters, although following the pattern of its predecessor, a post-theatrical release on streaming platforms like Hulu and Prime Video might be on the horizon.
Trailer Highlights and Plot Tease
The recently unveiled trailer plunges viewers into a seemingly ordinary day in New York City during July, swiftly escalating into a weather anomaly. A snowstorm blankets the city, accompanied by chilling fatalities amid the summer heat. Enter the Ghostbusters! The teaser offers a glimpse into the film’s narrative, unveiling an unnervingly cold adversary – quite literally.
The Stellar Cast
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire promises a convergence of the original 80s squad alongside the new roster spearheaded by the affable and witty Paul Rudd. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, and Harold Ramis are set to reprise their iconic characters from the 1984 classic. Joining them, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Ernie Hudson, Carrie Coon, James Acaster, and Kumail Nanjiani form the new generation of Ghostbusters.
The official synopsis teases, “The Spengler family returns to the iconic New York City firehouse where the original Ghostbusters have elevated ghost-busting to unprecedented levels.” It continues, “With the unearthing of an ancient artifact unleashing an ominous force, Ghostbusters, both old and new, must unite to safeguard their abode and prevent a second ice age from engulfing the world.”
Behind the Scenes
Directed by Gil Kenan, renowned for the beloved Halloween feature, Monster House, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is helmed by a team that includes Jason Reitman, director of Afterlife and producer of this forthcoming installment, alongside Jason Blumenfeld, steering the project’s production.