The Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer just dropped and included some major Easter eggs from the original films that have fans fired up for the new movie. In the trailer, we get a better look at the film's story, which picks up decades after Ghostbusters II and follows the family of Egon Spengler played in the original films by the late Harold Ramis. Notably, one of the biggest Easter eggs in the trailer is the inclusion of Janine, the Ghostbusters secretary, played by Annie Potts.
Later on, as the clip ends, we get a faceless glimpse of Dan Aykroyd's Dr. Ray Stantz as he answers the phone in his occult books shop. His arm is shown briefly, and we can see that he has a tattoo that references the Book of Revelations speech from the first Ghostbusters movie. The new trailer also shows old Ghostbuster commercials from the original films, as the new characters are seen watching them online.
The new clip also features references to Slimer, while including the new Muncher character and a possible reference to Vinz Clortho who is in pursuit of Paul Rudd's character. Ghostbusters fans have been taking to social media to comment on the trailer and it's clear that lots of people are excited about the forthcoming film. Scroll down to see the trailer and read what fans are saying!
"Mother pussbucket! This was well worth the wait, great trailer, still doesn't give too much away. But, manages to show us just what we wanted. Awesome!" exclaimed one fan.prevnext
“Ghostbusters, Whaddya Want?” pic.twitter.com/7zArL62VXx— Paul Sheen (@MessyVignette) July 27, 2021
"Egon was always my favorite ghostbuster, And seeing Janine just made me even happier! I'm so excited!" someone else tweeted.prevnext
Ray’s Occult is still in business! pic.twitter.com/TXX5H8IutD— Jules (@BatgirlRises) July 27, 2021
"I'm a huge fan of the original movie but I think this may be interesting. I found myself getting a little excited once they showed some of the old sound footage. RIP Harold Ramis," another Twitter user wrote. "To see him on the screen again was cool."prevnext
“So, she’s a dog” pic.twitter.com/L4QiwDTu57— Ben Buckley (@BenBuckley3) July 27, 2021
"Seems like Zuul is back to a degree, which I'm all for," a fan offered. "Also, it seems like the ghost of Egon tries to help out his daughter in some scenes, which is touching."prevnext
This visual is going to live rent free in my mind. pic.twitter.com/NRVaPDPj1Y— Geeky Waffle Network (@Geeky_Waffle) July 27, 2021
"You've made my four-year-old boy so excited to see this it'll be his first visit to the cinema and he's a bigger Ghostbusters fan than me," a fan wrote. "Sad Egon is no longer with us to see this but I know somewhere he is smiling."prevnext
I recognise that haircut... "go get her Ray" pic.twitter.com/GRde6Qag0S— Rob Youhill (@RobYouhill) July 27, 2021
"That dog chasing the dude out of Walmart look familiar, "somebody else commented. "The light show coming off the mountain as well. The return of Gozer!?"prevnext