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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire release date, cast, trailer, and news

Our favorite otherworldly exterminators return in Frozen Empire. Here's what we know about the Ghostbusters 4 release date, cast, and story.

Ghostbusters Frozen Empire release date

When is the Ghostbusters Frozen Empire release date? If bustin’ makes you feel good, then you were probably as pleased as us when Ghostbusters: Afterlife burst onto our screen in 2021.

The question at the time was whether Ghostbusters was a franchise destined for the containment unit or full of life. Well, we loved it (check out our Ghostbusters: Afterlife review here), and we’re not the only ones. The film was a huge success, and the first of what could be a few new movies got the green light in April 2022 If you want to know more, you’re in the right place.

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire release date

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire will hit cinemas on March 29, 2024.

The highly-anticipated sequel was originally set for release on Christmas 2023, but it got bumped to Easter 2024 thanks to the SAG-AFTRA Strike.

Frozen Empire was officially announced in April at CinemaCon 2022 and began shooting on March 20, 2023, with Sony tweeting a picture of Reitman on set to celebrate the start of production.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Twitter post

Who’s in the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire cast?

Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd are all set to return for Frozen Empire. 

On March 24, 2023, it was announced that Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster, and Emily Alyn Lind had all been added to the cast. William Atherton is also back as Walter Peck.

The Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire cast list:

  • Finn Wolfhard as Trevor Spengler
  • Mckenna Grace as Phoebe Spengler
  • Logan Kim as Podcast
  • Celeste O’Connor as Lucky Domingo
  • Carrie Coon as Callie Spengler
  • Paul Rudd as Gary Grooberson
  • Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
  • Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz
  • Ernie Hudson as Dr. Winston Zeddemore
  • Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz
  • William Atherton as Walter Peck
  • Patton Oswalt as Hubert
  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • James Acaster
  • Emily Alyn Lind

The film will be directed by Gil Kenan, who helped write Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Reitman will produce this time around. Unfortunately, this is the first Ghostbusters film not to be produced by Ivan Reitman, who passed away in February 2022.

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Are the original Ghostbusters in Frozen Empire?

Ernie Hudson has confirmed that all of the original Ghostbusters are returning for Frozen Empire, including himself, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray.

During an interview with The Film Collective, Hudson said, saying, “It’s great to be back with Danny and Bill and Annie Potts and the new cast. It’s been forty years; it just feels like family.”

We’re very excited to see Potts again. We got a glimpse of Janine, the Ghostbuster’s long-suffering secretary, during Afterlife, but we didn’t get to see her with her old colleagues, which seems like a missed opportunity. At this point, it seems the only holdout is Sigourney Weaver, but who knows, maybe she’s being lined up as a surprise cameo?

On December 11 2023 Sony announced that the Ghostbuster gross green mascot, Slimer, will also make a return in Frozen Empire.

What’s Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire about?

In Frozen Empire, the Spenglers return to the iconic New York firehouse to work with the original Ghostbusters, who have developed a secret lab for their research.

But when they discover an ancient artifact, evil is unleashed. Who could have predicted that!? The Spenglers must then team up with the OG busters to take on this new threat.

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The Ghostbusters: Afterlife post-credit scene set up the sequel, and Jason Reitman told The Digital Fix, “I think it’s no secret that my father and I would love Ghostbusters mythology to keep growing from Afterlife.” He also said, “We wanted to make a movie that would set the table for all kinds of Ghostbusters films.”

Reitman also dropped one other tease. In an interview with Uproxx, he said there were story beats introduced in Afterlife that didn’t pay off but could potentially inform a sequel. “I wish I could talk to you about that [Egon deciding to repaint the Ghostbusters II logo on the Ecto-1]. Well, I’m just saying that’s a plot that is not in this film, and we have ideas moving forward,” he said.

Dan Akaroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters Afterlife

Is there a Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire trailer?

The Ghostbusters 4 trailer came out on November 8, 2023.

It confirmed the Frozen Empire title and showed the threat of a new ice age. You can see old familiar faces and the new generation of busters in the video below.

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Where can I watch Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire?

When it’s released on March 29, 2024, you’ll have to grab your proton pack and head to the cinema if you want to watch Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

Once Ghostbusters has had its time in theaters, it will be available to stream for 18 months on Netflix before making its way over to Disney Plus. This is pretty standard for all Sony movies now after they struck a deal with the two streaming services.

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If you want to read more about the team who put the ‘go in ghosts’, check out our Ghostbusters Afterlife review. We also have guides on the best scary movies for kids, the best vampire movies, the best sci-fi series, and the best werewolf movies.

We’ve also got individual articles breaking down everything you need to know about The Conjuring 4 release date. Finally, you need to check out our list of the best movies ever made (the Ghostbusters are on it).