An official post from the Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) Twitter account promises that the movie will still arrive in November, just a little later than expected.
The Ghostbusters movie has dealt with COVID-19 delays previously, but the latest update won't be as discouraging as the previous delays that have taken place. After Top Gun: Maverick was pushed into 2022, Ghostbusters: Afterlife slid into its open November 19 slot. As the delta variant of COVD-19 becomes a more daunting public health threat, some movies have chosen to issue another postponement, while others remain optimistic with their 2021 scheduling.
The underperformance of movie theaters has been a concern since the pandemic first repercussed in public gathering areas closing their doors until approval for them to reopen was issued. Online streaming supplemented the moviegoing experience, and most major blockbusters were watched in the comfort of homes instead of in theaters.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife's minor shift in release leaves it on the 2021 docket and hopes to draw in moviegoers through the power of Ghostbusters nostalgia through an all-new cast. Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Bokeem Woodbine, Celeste O’Connor, and Logan Kim are all set to star. There are expectations that original Ghostbusters cast members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver may reprise their roles from the 1980 classics.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife will now haunt theaters on November 19, 2021.