Ghostbusters 2020 First Cast Photo Of 'The Family' Reveals A Big Spengler Hint

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Ghostbusters 2020 director Jason Reitman casually shared a very intriguing cast photo from the set of his movie, which just started filming for its release this time next year. This Ghostbusters movie is a family affair in every respect. Reitman is the son of director Ivan Reitman, who directed the original 1984 Ghostbusters. Both Reitmans are in the set photo, along with cast members Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace. Meet the family:

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If that bespectacled child collects spores, molds, and fungus, we'll know she's a true Spengler.

All we know about Ghostbusters 2020's cast is that Carrie Coon plays a single mother with Captain Marvel's Mckenna Grace and Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard as her kids. The main stars are reportedly two sets of teens -- one set older, one younger.

It's hard not to read into Mckenna Grace's new look in Jason Reitman's set photo. She's basically unrecognizable as herself, but very recognizable as an adorable mini Egon.

So that has fans taking the hint, and wondering if we're looking at Egon Spengler's kids, or maybe his grandchildren. We knew Ghostbusters 2020 would be honoring the late Harold Ramis, who died in 2014. Having his kids/grandkids -- or at least a mini Egon -- be the stars would be a loving way to keep his spirit alive in the movie. Apparently Mckenna Grace has a leading if not the leading role in Ghostbusters 2020, which would make sense if she's a mini Egon. But that's speculation right now.

Jason Reitman co-wrote the script for this movie, and he recently said he wanted to make "a love letter to the original movie." He also said the character of a 12-year-old girl just popped into his head, with a proton pack on her back. After picturing the girl, he saw her family, and he knew the movie he needed to make.

OG Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd has talked about how much this movie will connect to the original. The surviving Ghostbusters are all expected to return -- with Aykroyd joined by Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson, with Sigourney Weaver saying she's in as well.

On top of that, Paul Rudd is in the cast! Yes, Ant-Man himself will be in Ghostbusters 2020. I don't know what he'll be doing, but here's hoping he's like Louis Tully's son or something.

There are many reasons to be excited for Ghostbusters 2020. We're on standby for more official details on the plot and characters. Since the movie just started filming, it shouldn't be too long before we get that kind of information, and maybe more photos and -- eventually -- a trailer. The film is scheduled for release in theaters on July 10, 2020.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.