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Ghostbusters sequel getting first viewing tonight

August 21st, 2023 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

This weekend, writes our esteemed colleague Jason at Ghostbusters News, fans attending London’s Prince Charles Cinema screening of Ghostbusters: The Preview Cut received a surprise, as Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman, who was advertised as the evening’s host, was joined by his filmmaking partner Gil Kenan.

Addressing the sold-out crowd, Kenan, who lives in London, would reveal that Reitman was in town for a very special reason as, in addition to the public viewing of the original 1984 film’s early workprint, a private first cut screening of next year’s untitled sequel, codenamed Firehouse, will take place today, with only the two filmmakers confirmed to attend.

This news comes from Nick of the YouTube channel Popular Tripe, who not only provided a heads-up but also sent along footage of Reitman and Kenan’s introduction, which you can find in today’s feature below:

As seen in the clip, Kenan, who has taken over directorial duties for Firehouse, joked with the crowd at today’s screening of Ghostbusters: The Preview Cut, questioning if they should instead play the highly anticipated sequel, asking, “Should we just run it tonight?” prompting a favorable response.

The upcoming sequel was initially slated to arrive in theaters this December but, as announced last month, has been pushed to March 29th, 2024, with the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike cited as the reason.

Production began in the United Kingdom last March, spanning about three months. Near the tail-end, second unit filming was reported to be taking place throughout New York City.

Starring returning Afterlife cast members Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Logan Kim, and Celeste O’Connor, the upcoming sequel will also see the return of series originals Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Annie Potts, in addition to franchise newcomers Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster, and Emily Alyn Lind.

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