Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Trivia: Director Jason Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, director of the original "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II." As a child, Jason actually had a cameo in "Ghostbusters II" during the birthday party in the beginning. (He's the kid who tells Ray he heard the Ghostbusters were "full of crap").


Trivia: The same advertisement for Stay-Puft Marshmallows in the original movie is visible on the side of one of the buildings in the town. It's in roughly the same shape as the billboard in the 1984 film.

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Trivia: Part of the reason a third "Ghostbusters" movie wasn't made in the 90's or 2000's was because Bill Murray didn't really want to return to his role of Peter Venkman. It was even rumored that Murray would immediately shred any "Ghostbusters 3" scripts that were sent to him. After many months of speculation, it was finally reported that Murray agreed to reprise the role in this film, alongside many other original cast members.


Trivia: If one counts his cameo in the 90's film version of "Casper," this will actually be the fourth film to feature Dan Aykroyd as the character Ray Stanz.


Trivia: The codename for the film during production was "Rust City."


Trivia: Originally, sequels were planned for the 2016 "Ghostbusters" reboot. However, when the film attracted some controversy and fell short at the box office, plans for the sequels were abandoned. Eventually, an idea was hatched for a direct sequel to the original two films, which became "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."


Trivia: Gozer is actually played by three different actresses. Shohreh Aghdashloo provides Gozer's voice. Emma Portner portrays the spectral version of Gozer that appears when Gozer is not "whole." And an uncredited Olivia Wilde plays Gozer in its "human form" in a cameo appearance.


Trivia: The giant eyeball ghost was modeled after a toy that was released for the 1987 cartoon.

Trivia: SOME SPOILERS: Harold Ramis' daughter Violet got to visit the production a few times, and was even able to try on her father's original proton pack, which was being kept in storage. She has greatly praised the movie and the effects used to add her father into the film as a ghost, and feels he would have definitely approved of it.


Deliberate mistake: When the kids are about to jump start the trap Phoebe hides behind the school bus door. Half a second later, when the trap opens, she's nowhere to be seen, not even jumping or stepping inside the bus. Then half a second later she has managed to get inside, turn around and protect her head while the bus windows burst. It all happens in real time for their hairs are still fluttering. It sure paces up the scene, but it's really awkward.

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Trevor's classmate: What are you doing here in Summerville?
Trevor: Honestly, my mom won't say it, but we're completely broke. And the only thing that's left in our name is this creepy old farmhouse my grandfather left us in the middle of nowhere.

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Question: When Phoebe is on the phone with Ray, he mentions that the Ghostbusters fire house is now a Starbucks. In the post-credits scene, we see that Winston has purchased the fire house so the Ghostbusters can get back to business, but the fire house looks like it has been abandoned for several years and no other company ever took it over. Did I miss something here?

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Answer: Ray was probably being sarcastic, and was simply making a general comment about gentrification in the area.

Answer: Perhaps nobody wanted to take over the place for a few reasons. Historical purpose, high cost... hauntings.?

Answer: It's been 40 years since the Ghostbusters disbanded, Ray mostly likely passed by the old place and saw a Starbucks there. It has since shut down.

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