The Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel comes out December 20th, 2023
Pandemic delays caused a larger-than-expected gap between our first look at Ghostbusters: Afterlife and if it actually came to theaters, but Sony is setting a tighter schedule for the follow-up. After director Jason Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan confirmed the sequel earlier this month, Sony has added it to the schedule with a planned theatrical release date of December 20, 2023.
When Ghostbusters: Afterlife finally hit theaters in December 2021, it eventually grossed $200 million worldwide, so a sequel isn’t much of a surprise, and the Ghostbuster universe is also expanding with a new animated series for Netflix that Reitman and Kenan are producing.
As planned, that release date puts it squarely against some heavy hitters — Patty Jenkins’ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and the as-yet-untitled next Star Trek movie are both slated for December 22, 2023. However, as we’ve seen, release dates can and do shift, so in 18 months, the list of what’s actually going to be at your local theater displayed can be very different.