Ghostbusters: Afterlife, co-written and directed by Jason Reitman, the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, is a direct sequel to the 1980s films.
Ghostbusters: sequel intends to provide a trip down memory lane for fans of the original Ghostbusters films by offering the same blend of horror and humor, while also introducing new audiences to the world of proton packs and ghost traps.
In this regard, similar to modern blockbusters, it has a few additional segments buried after the credits, filled with secret cameos and sequel indications long after the main plot has concluded.
Find out who appears in the end credits scenes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, as well as what happens in them.
End Credits Scene 1: Dana and Peter
As her name lingers on the screen, spectators may wonder where she appeared in the film, only to have their questions addressed by the first post-credits sequence, which is actually her lone appearance in the movie.
The sequence depicts Dana and Peter Venkman repeating the psychic tests conducted by Murray’s fake academic in the 1984 comedy.
Barrett reprises her role as Dana Barrett, who is now reportedly in a long-term relationship with Murray’s Peter Venkman.
Venkman is able to properly identify all the symbols on the cards that Dana chooses, but she still administers electric shocks to force him to reveal that he marked the cards in order to cheat.
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Scene 2 End Credits: Ernie and Anna
After some archival footage from the original film starring the late Harold Ramis, the second post-credits scene features two more classic Ghostbusters characters – Ernie Hudson’s Winston Zeddemore and Annie Potts’ Janine Melnitz – discussing Winston’s current success as a businessman and the good old days they shared.
Winston acknowledges that he initially joined the Ghostbusters for “a stable salary,” but he explains that he discovered significance and companionship in the work, which spurred his subsequent achievements.
As promised in the main film, it is seen that he retrieved the iconic Ecto-1 automobile and returned it to the old New York fire station that served as the Ghostbusters’ headquarters so that it could be refurbished.
Unbeknownst to him, however, the original Containment Unit in the building is still functioning and beeping ominously, indicating that (like in the first film) a multitude of ghosts and ghouls may be about to escape… perhaps just in time for a sequel?