Surprises in the New Ghostbusters Movie

Thirty years after last appearing as squad leader Peter Venkman in 1989’s Ghostbusters 2, Bill Murray is set to reprise his beloved role in the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The new movie stars Paul Rudd as a science teacher whose students find themselves in the middle of a ghostbusting mystery. Though Murray, 69, made a cameo in the 2016 all-women Ghostbusters, he will be back as his parapsychologist character in the new movie directed by Jason Reitman, the son of original director Ivan Reitman.


  • Tagline “Who you gonna call?” is now “Who you gonna text?”
  • It’s totally overrun with Bollywood dance sequences
  • Not half as scary as Cats!
  • John Travolta campaigned for a role, but then he does that with every movie
  • Includes a disclaimer disavowing the 2016 reboot
  • Based on the Ghostbusters arcade game. Who knew?
  • Just for old-time’s sake, it’s going to be released on VHS
  • Original “Ghostbusters” theme song covered by The Wiggles
  • Based on a true story
  • Ernie Hudson plays an out-of-work actor named “Ernie Hudson”
  • Two words: Baby Gozer