Two More Young Stars Join Jason Reitman's Upcoming Ghostbusters Sequel
It looks like the next generation of paranormal investigators just might be set with these latest additions.
By Chris Morse
It looks like the main cast of Jason Reitman's upcoming Ghostbusters sequel has finally been rounded out with the addition of two more young stars. According to Variety, Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim have officially joined the production and might be partnering up with the characters of Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace as the next generation of paranormal investigators.
A number of other cast members have already been confirmed for the film, which will include returning stars from the original film such as Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts. Paul Rudd was also recently announced to be coming on board the sequel.
There may still be a few missing pieces, but earlier rumors about the movie indicated that there would be four young Ghostbusters-to-be in total, so these latest additions would certainly fit the bill alongside the previously announced stars of Wolfhard and Grace. Official details will surely come at a later date.
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The confirmed cast of the new Ghostbusters film so far includes Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, Stephen King's It), Mckenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House, Annabelle Comes Home, Captain Marvel), and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo, Gone Girl). The trio make up the core family unit of the story, which is said to follow a single mother and her children with some kind of mysterious ties to the Ghostbusters of old. Exactly how they will come into play remains a mystery.
Early reports revealed that Sigourney Weaver will be returning to reprise her role of Dana Barrett, with a follow-up confirmation indicating that more of the original stars would also be back, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson. Annie Potts has even indicated that she is expecting to make a return of her own. The film also recently added Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Avengers: Endgame), along with young newcomers Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim.
It stands to reason that Grace and Wolfhard's characters might make up one half of the next generation of paranormal investigators, however they might stumble their way into the ghostbusting business. The main characters are said to be four teens: two boys and two girls. Considering this film will be a direct sequel to the original Ghostbusters, we will likely see a passing of the torch a way that directly connects to the story and characters we still love to this day.
The new Ghostbusters sequel is written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman, with the latter also directing, and will hit theaters next summer on July 10th, 2020. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this film.