With almost a year to go until the film’s release, Ghostbusters: Afterlife star Mckenna Grace talks about her excitement to reprise her character in Ghostbusters 5. Grace starred in the 2021 sequel as Phoebe Spengler, granddaughter of Harold Ramis’ original Ghostbuster Egon who moves into his dilapidated Oklahoma ranch after being evicted and inheriting the property. As Phoebe and her brother Trevor take up residence in the story of Egon’s legacy and his investigation into local supernatural events possibly linked to the 1984 Manhattan cross-rip, they must use his old Ghostbuster equipment to save the world.
In addition to Grace, the cast for Ghostbusters: Afterlife featured both new and returning franchise faces, including Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. Co-written and directed by Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan, the 2021 film scored generally favorable reviews from critics and audiences for its cast and nostalgic tone, while fan service divided some. Of Ghostbusters: Afterlife it became a blockbuster, grossing over $204 million over its $75 million production budget, a sequel was confirmed to be in the works for a December 2023 release, and now a star is sharing their thoughts on a return.
While speaking with ComicBook.com for the peacock show A friend of the familyMckenna Grace opened up about her Ghostbusters 5 yield. Although she notes that she has not heard an update on what the story will contain for the film, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife actor expressed her excitement about getting Phoebe to play again. See what Grace said below:
I’m constantly pressuring Jason Reitman, our director, I’m always trying to figure out what the story is. I literally have no idea what the story is. If I knew about a Marvel movie or if I knew about Ghostbusters, I’d sit here and say, ‘I have no idea, and it’s driving me crazy.’ I’m just excited to do a second one. I’m just excited to be Phoebe.
Where the Ghostbusters 5 Story Could Go
Although Grace may not know much about Ghostbusters 5s potential story, Reitman has previously confirmed that the film will bring the events of the story back to New York City and continue the Spengler family’s travels. given one of Ghostbusters: AfterlifeIn the post-credits scenes where Hudson’s Winston Zeddemore bought the old fire station and brought back the Ecto-1, it would be interesting to see if the Spenglers use their experience after the fight with Gozer in the previous film to reopen the ghost hunting business. Plus, with the scene showing the ecto containment unit in the basement flashing red, the group could be getting back together to save the world from a new threat.
It’s interesting to note that Grace hasn’t heard any stories or seen a script for Ghostbusters 5. Since the film is slated for a December 2023 release, it seems likely that shooting will have to begin in the coming months to meet the release date, though given Ghostbusters: Afterlife was completed in less than three months, production on Ghostbusters 5 may not start until after New Years. Meanwhile, the public can celebrate the Halloween season and rewatch the first two Ghostbusters streaming movies on Hulu and Ghostbusters: Afterlife available on Starz.
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