Whilst 2021’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was packed with references and major story links to the original 1984 film, the upcoming “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” won’t be so tied down to the past.

Gil Kenan, who co-wrote “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” takes over as director for the new film from Jason Reitman who helmed the prior one.

In the film, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab. Meanwhile, an ancient artifact threatens to turn the world into a second Ice Age.

Speaking with Empire to preview the new film, director Gil Kenan says the aim of the new film is build something new within this established universe:

“Because the Spengler family story drove the narrative in Afterlife, bringing Gozer back to center stage was a natural way to close the book on the past.

But we are now in the post-Gozerian era of the Ghostbusters saga, so that means we’re able to stretch out and create an entirely new mythology. And that’s thrilling as a storyteller because there are all-new and terrifying stakes with fresh visual references to draw on.”

Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster, Emily Alyn Lind, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts co-star in the film which opens in cinemas March 29th.

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