Released Ghostbusters: Afterlife concept art shows how ghosts, characters and moments were originally envisioned for reviving the franchise.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Issued concept art showcases the ghosts, ghosts and ghosts of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
The third episode in the main Ghostbusters continuity served as a boost for the franchise, bringing it back to a new generation of fans. While the film contained the return of the original 1984 Ghostbusters crew and the villain Gozer, along with their two minions Vinz Clortho and Zuul, also introduced the series to new spirits and characters who were the focus of the story for the majority of the film. New images released by Collider shows early views of how characters, moments and – most importantly – ghosts almost appeared.
The first complete drawing to be seen is that of Muncher, who served as Slimer’s “spiritual” successor to the original duology, the first ghost that Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler ( Harold Ramis) ea fongen. , Trap their rise to fame and success. In Survival, Muncher is the first ghost that Pheobe (Mckenna Grace), Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Podcast (Logan Kim) manage to capture, later serving as a major plot point after the police seized the children’s ghost trap and equipment.
For the next artwork, at first glance, it seems remarkably similar to the library ghost (shown below the artwork), which was the first ghost ever seen by Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and the franchise. However, details in the lower left corner of the image show that the concept art is actually a horrific version of the powerful Sumerian god Gozer, played by actor Olivia Wilde, as she chases the Spenglers after her filth in the climax of ‘ and film. Pheobe and her mother, Callie, also appear differently in the picture, with the young scientist sporting a different hairstyle and Callie wearing different clothes than the dress she receives as a result of Zuul’s host.
The latest concept images show the massive spectral surge that Egon Spengler dedicated his life to and even sacrificed himself to stop. The top drawing shows the well of ghosts, which inside the mine was turned into a temple for Gozer, while the bottom image with the title “Ghost Horde” illustrates the tornado that surrounds the dirt farm as the new and original Ghostbusters make their final stand against the Sumerian god. Exactly who is in the art is unclear, but it seems to be the Spenglers who all carry proton packs, including Egon, who is much less like the spirit that makes a surprise about the tide in ‘ to reverse the last act. The last image shown is that of a ghost dog, who may have had an earlier understanding of how the released ghosts would terrorize the city of Summerville once Gozer was released from its dimension.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is now showing in theaters, with the film coming digitally on January 4 and for 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on February 1, 2022.
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