It’s almost time to bring home Ghostbusters: Afterlife on home media, and that means it’s time to delve into the magic behind the movie with behind-the-scenes videos, featurettes and more. One such segment has been exclusively shared by Screen Rant, giving viewers a look at how the film revived one of the best-known automobiles in cinematic history: Ecto-1. Featuring interviews with the cast and crew, the 77-second clip gives a very brief look at just a few steps of the work that went into recreating the iconic vehicle as accurately as possible to ensure the continuity of the movie with the previous entries in the franchise.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife surpassed expectation when it finally arrived in cinemas in November after being delayed for more than a year due to the Covid pandemic, and while some critics were quick to call out fan service, but with worldwide box office receipts of over $185 million, it is fair to say fans didn’t have a problem with that at all. The behind-the-scenes video shows the number of practical effects the movie used to stay in line with the previous movies, and those effects were one thing that everyone could agree were done just right.
In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Mckenna Grace plays the granddaughter of former Ghostbuster Egon Spengler. Along with her brother (Finn Wolfhard) and mother (Carrie Coon), she moves out to an old farm in the middle of nowhere following Egon’s death, but soon they discover that he was not residing in a quiet little town for no reason. Featuring numerous callbacks to the original 1984 movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife delivered a brand new story around the mythology of the Cult of Goza, and brought back the demonic force to face off against her old adversaries one more time. The result was a glorious, emotional and exciting film that captured the attention of those who had been waiting 30 years to see the gang back together, and it may not be the end of the story.
Is Ghostbusters 4 Ever Likely to Be Made with The Original Cast?
According to Ernie Hudson, who plays Winston Zeddemore in the franchise, it is a real possibility that Ghostbusters: Afterlife is not the last we have seen of him or the other original stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Although they may be getting on in years, Bill Murray certainly hasn’t slowed down in recent years, and while none of them may be the young, wise-cracking guys they were in the 80s, there is always another route for them to take.
“Clearly it’s a new family’s movie so I don’t know if any of the old Ghostbusters can be major players – but being involved as mentors in some way would be a lot of fun. [Winston] certainly seems set up to be a part of it. He understands the Ghostbusters better than anyone. He’s almost like Sam Jackson’s character [Nick Fury] in the Marvel Universe. Whatever comes out of it, I’d love to see Winston connected to it,” Hudson said in a previous interview with Yahoo!
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is released on 4K Ultra-HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 1st, while a 4K Gift Set featuring all of the Ghostbusters movies and some fantastic new extras is also available.