The first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife is reportedly set to drop this week.
The British Board of Film Classification — the British equivalent to the MPAA — has rated the first trailer for the film as appropriate for audiences aged twelve and up, with a trailer runtime of two minutes and 28 seconds. While no release date for the trailer is listed, the classification confirms the film’s official title as Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
The timing for the Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer dropping in this window of time makes total sense. December will be filled with the slate of holiday season movies coming out – and one of the biggest ones will no doubt be Jumanji: The Next Level, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart. The first installment of the franchise, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, was a major family-friendly crowd-pleasure that dropped in December of 2017; Ghostbusters: Afterlife will fit the same kind of genre mold. Since both films are being released through Sony Pictures, it makes perfect sense that the studio would want to use Jumanji as the official launchpad for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Jumanji 2 hits UK theaters this week (US theaters next week), so the trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife could conceivably drop any time now.
Principal photography wrapped this past October in Calgary, with the film reportedly taking place decades after the events of 1989’s Ghostbusters II. While several prominent members of the original cast are poised to return, the sequel is expected to follow two siblings as they explore the Ghostbusters’ legacy.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is directed by Jason Reitman, who also co-wrote the film with Gil Kenan. The film stars Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd and Mckenna Grace. The film is scheduled for release on July 10, 2020.