Original Ghostbusters Cast Garners Praise in ‘Frozen Empire’ Trailer, Hailed as Amazing

Ghostbusters enthusiasts are expressing their excitement on social media after the release of the new trailer for the upcoming sequel, “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.” Co-written by Jason Reitman and directed by Gil Kenan, the film reunites a plethora of cast members from the original Eighties movies with the younger cast introduced in 2021’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”

Notably, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd reprise their iconic roles as Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Ray Stantz, accompanied by Ernie Hudson as Dr. Winston Zeddemore, Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz, and William Atherton as the persistent bureaucrat Walter Peck. The new trailer prominently features Peck, who declares after 40 years, he’s ready to declare the Ghostbusters finished.

Social media platforms, particularly X/Twitter, witnessed an outpouring of excitement from fans. One user expressed, “The ’80s kid in me is freaking out! This looks so amazing! Glad they involved the old cast!” Other comments included, “Looks amazing! Can’t wait” and “I’m freaking hype; it looks really good.”

The original Ghostbusters cast is set to collaborate with the Ghostbusters: Afterlife reboot team, featuring Paul Rudd as Gary Grooberson, Carrie Coon as Callie Spengler, Mckenna Grace as Phoebe Spengler, and Finn Wolfhard as Trevor Spengler. New additions to the franchise include Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani, and stand-up comedian James Acaster.

In a humorous note regarding Atherton’s return as Peck, one fan remarked, “The most realistic thing about the new Ghostbusters trailer is that Walter Peck is still at his bureaucratic EPA job 40 years later, refusing to allow the next generation to take over.” Another comment highlighted the film’s impressive approach, seamlessly blending the original and new cast to craft a story that captures the essence of the classic Ghostbusters and provides an excellent nod to nostalgia.