Jason Reitman, director of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, took to Instagram today to confirm the news that filming for the sequel to the latest Ghostbusters instalment began today, at what appears to be the original firehouse from the first two Ghostbuster movies, originally directed by Jason Reitman‘s father Ivan Reitman.
Attached to the social announcement post was an image of Reitman and the director of the sequel Gil Kenan, both standing on a set of the movie, the set is speculated to be a replica of the original firehouse. Kenan can be seen holding a clapper with the logo ‘FIREHOUSE’ printed on it, however, it is unsure as to whether this is just another codename for the project or if it will be the official title of the sequel.
The Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel has also gone by the codename ‘GHOSTBUSTERS HELL’S KITCHEN’, which is still the title on the official IMDB page, as of writing this news article.
When the sequel was first announced, it was slated for a December 2023 release, however, with production only beginning in March of 2024, it is now expected to come to theatres sometime in early to mid-2024.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ 2 Now Filming
Reitman shared the announcement only 2 hours prior to writing this article, between 5-6 PM GMT, captioning the announcement post with “Back in the Firehouse! Day One!”.
This confirms that filming for the second Jason Reitman-led Ghostbusters instalment began today March 20, 2023, only 9 months prior to the originally slated release date.
Details on the sequel are being kept tightly under wraps by the cast and crew working on the project, and now that filming has only just started, a teaser trailer may be quite a while away from this point in time.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2 was originally set for a December 2023 release, however, it is now expected for the sequel to drop in theatres sometime in 2024.