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Ghostbusters: Firehouse gets filming start date

September 23rd, 2022 by Marc Comments

Since its announcement as part of this year’s Ghostbusters Day, there’s been little to no updates regarding the upcoming sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Slated to arrive in theaters on December 20th, 2023, it was assumed by many, given the amount of post-production a Ghostbusters movie would likely need, that principal photography could begin as early as the end of this year. However, in today’s bit of news, Production Weekly is reporting that filming isn’t expected until next Spring.

If the update holds, which, given Production Weekly‘s track record, is likely, that’ll at best leave roughly a nine-month gap between the first day of filming to having the movie in theaters.

While some fans have already voiced concerns that filming in the Spring will likely delay the anticipated sequel, being moved from December 2023 to sometime in 2024, it should be mentioned that Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II both had similar production and release windows.

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For a more recent example, the Paul Feig-directed Ghostbusters reboot began filming in June of 2015, releasing a little over a year later, on its projected July 11th, 2016 date, with a number of reshoots taking place within that time.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife‘s principal photography began on July 12th, 2019, with an original release slated for July 2020. However, the film would wind up seeing multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eventually releasing on November 19th, 2021.

On top of this, while I have your attention, check out this awesome breakdown of how they brought the late Harold Ramis’ Egon Spengler back for Ghostbusters: Afterlife:

Thanks to Jason at the awesome Ghostbusters News for the details

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….