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: 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: 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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More mistakes in Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Mr. Grooberson: There hasn't been a ghost sighting in 30 years. New York in the '80s... it's like The Walking Dead. Your dad never mentioned this to you?
Callie: It's just my mom.

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Question: Is the 1989 Ghostbusters II film still canon or does this film retcon it?

Answer: Yes, it is still canon. Director Jason Reitman has confirmed it is, and there are actually lots of easter eggs referencing it in "Afterlife." For example, Ray still has his bookstore from "Ghostbusters II." The "dancing toaster" is in the farmhouse. Etc. They chose not to directly reference it in dialogue since it didn't have much to do with the plot, but there are plenty of hidden details confirming it is still canon. Reitman has also said that there are plans to possibly bring back more plot/characters from "Ghostbusters II" in the future. (It just depends on what direction the sequel ends up going in).


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