Stranger Things (2016) star Finn Wolfhard has finally broken his silence on his role in Ghostbusters 4 (2023), which recently announced its director in Gil Kenan, and a number of returning actors from last year's Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). Let's find out what he had to say!
Finn Wolfhard is officially on board for Ghostbusters 4, the sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife. While little is known about the film, we do know that it the franchise will be returning to its New York City roots, while "continuing with the Spengler family storyline" first established in the 2021 sequel.
Given that Wolfhard plays Trevor Spengler, it would be wise to expect him to have a bigger role this time around. With the firehouse back in business (as teased in the film's post-credits scene), it's possible Trevor will become a fully-fledged Ghostbuster alongside his sister Phoebe (McKenna Grace).
In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Wolfhard addressed his return in the upcoming sequel, saying:
“I don’t even think they have a title yet, from what I know of. But I’m excited to kind of play an older version of the character as he’s grown, and just get back with everyone.”
Wolfhard will be joining fellow Ghostbusters: Afterlife co-stars McKenna Grace, Logan Kim, Celeste O'Conner, Paul Rudd, and Carrie Coon, who will be reprising their roles as Phoebe Spengler, Podcast, Lucky, Gary Grooberson, and Callie Spengler, respectively.
Whether or not Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson will be reprising their roles as Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Ray Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore, is not yet known, however, Hudson has recently hinted toward his return in the upcoming sequel, while adding that he has his own ideas for the film.
As per the Sony Pictures website, here's the synopsis for Ghostbusters: Afterlife:
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars McKenna Grace (Phoebe), Logan Kim (Podcast), Celeste O'Connor (Lucky), Finn Wolfhard (Trevor), Carrie Coon (Callie), Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz), Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett), Paul Rudd (Gary Grooberson), Olivia Wilde (Gozer the Gozerian), JK Simmons (Ivo Shandor), Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Ray Stantz), and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore).
There's also a Ghostbusters animated movie and a Ghostbusters animated series in the works. A canonical comic book that will follow on from Ghostbusters: Afterlife will also be released next year, although this is not expected to form part of IDW Publishing's long-running "Ghostbusters" series.
Ghostbusters 4 will be released in theaters on December 20, 2023.