The Ghostbusters 2020 cast is all smiles after busting ghosts for 68 days. Filming just wrapped on the family oriented sequel to the first two Ghostbusters movies. Jason Reitman is directing from a script he co-wrote, with his father Ivan Reitman -- who directed Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II -- as producer.
Ghostbusters 2020 filming began in July under the working title "Rust City" and you can see that it just finished this week in October 2019:
As Jason Reitman says, 68 days and still smiling. Bustin' makes 'em feel GOOD. You can see Ivan Reitman to the far left in the photo, and clockwise from there we have newcomer Logan Kim at the bottom, back up to Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard, then my eternal The Leftovers queen Carrie Coon, an almost unrecognizable Mckenna Grace, and director Jason Reitman himself at the far right.
As far as we know, Ghostbusters 2020 will focus on two sets of teens -- one set older, and one younger. Carrie Coon is meant to play a single mother, with Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard as her kids. It's possible Logan Kim and another announced cast member, Celeste O’Connor, are playing the other young and older teens.
Captain Marvel's Mckenna Grace reportedly has a lead role, and when we saw the first photos of her new look for Ghostbusters 2020, it immediately got fans thinking her character might be related to Egon Spengler. As you probably know, we lost Ghostbusters' Egon actor Harold Ramis in 2014.
This new movie is meant to be closely tied to the original movies as a direct sequel to 1984's Ghostbusters and 1989's Ghostbusters II. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts are all said to be reprising their original characters.
Dan Aykroyd confirmed Ghostbusters 2020 follows "the actual descendants of the original Ghostbusters." So even though no characters have been confirmed, I have a hard time believing Mckenna Grace isn't going to star in this as an adorable mini Spengler. If Finn Wolfhard is her brother, then maybe they are Egon's kids or grandkids?
Don't forget that Paul Rudd will also be in Ghostbusters 2020, and Variety said he'll be playing a teacher. Fargo Season 2 -- aka the best season -- standout Bokeem Woodbine is also on board as Sheriff Domingo.
Ghostbusters 2020 has plenty of time to add supernatural goodness in VFX since the movie isn't scheduled to hit theaters until this coming summer, July 10, 2020. We're still on standby for more confirmed information about the movie, and of course the first trailer.
Are you as excited for Ghostbusters 2020 as the smiling faces above? Keep up with everything still heading to the big screen this year with our 2019 movie release date schedule. You can also prepare for next year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.
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