Is ‘Ghostbusters 2020’ Done Filming?

Busting ghosts may make you feel good — or so we’ve heard — but Ghostbusters fans probably feel even better right about now. After decades of development hell, we’re finally getting a sequel to the two original films.

Director Jason Reitman — son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman — has made no secret of his enthusiasm for the project. Since its announcement in January, Reitman has given fans a glimpse behind the making of Ghostbusters 2020. But how far along is the film’s production?

A Ghostbusters car replica at the Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade
A Ghostbusters car replica at the Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade | JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images

Production wraps on ‘Ghostbusters 2020’

Reitman took to social media recently to announce that filming on Ghostbusters 2020 is complete. The photo in question (see below) features Ivan Reitman, stars Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Logan Kim and McKenna Grace, and director Jason Reitman celebrating the conclusion of principal photography.

The end of the film’s 68-day shoot marks a big step forward for the project. But there’s still a lot of work to be done. Judging by the blue-screen background — and the series’ built-in necessity for supernatural beasties — post-production will probably involve heavy effects work. Then, of course, there’s the likelihood that Ghostbusters 2020 will involve the requisite reshoots.

What we can expect from the new ‘Ghostbusters’

Longtime fans are undoubtedly relieved to hear that several original cast members are slated to reprise their roles in Ghostbusters 2020. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts are among the cast. However, the family of characters played by Coon, Wolfhard, and Grace will be at the center of the film’s story.

The details of the plot remain shrouded in mystery. We do know that Reitman’s film will be completely ignoring the divisive 2016 reboot from director Paul Feig. Hopefully, Ghostbusters 2020 will manage to stay true to the original continuity while also expanding the universe a bit. The franchise’s fans have been historically hard to please, after all. So Reitman has his work cut out for him.

When will we see a full trailer?

So far, fans haven’t gotten any footage to go on, aside from the above teaser trailer. This whet fans’ appetites and indeed supports the notion that Ghostbusters 2020 will retain a certain reverence for what’s come before. But with filming now complete, when can fans expect to see a proper trailer for the film?

Judging by its release date, Sony is unlikely to wait too much longer to release a trailer. Ghostbusters 2020 is essentially one of the studio’s big summer 2020 tentpoles. Bearing this in mind, we’ll probably see a trailer attached to another Sony film, such as Jumanji: The Next Level, in the next couple of months or during the next Super Bowl.

Ghostbusters 2020 hits theaters on July 10, 2020.