You don’t need to, but it would certainly help. The movie draws explicit inspiration (and more than a few plot points/character details) from the 1984 original. Without giving anything away, it would probably be a good idea to throw on the original “Ghostbusters” before sitting down for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”
Is the Ghostbusters game canon to Afterlife?
As of 2021, with the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is no longer part of the original movie canon. The “realistic versions”, “stylized versions”, and “stylized DS version are each in their own separate standalone continuity.
Is there going to be a sequel to Ghostbusters 2016?
Ghostbusters 2020 (working title Ghostbusters 2) is a cancelled sequel to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot that was announced shortly after the first film was released in theaters. Paul Feig and the main cast were signed on for the sequel.
Is the second Ghostbusters canon?
Speaking with Uproxx, Jason Reitman confirmed that Ghostbusters II is indeed canon in his new film. He pointed out some minor references to the film scattered throughout Afterlife, including Ray Stantz running the Ray’s Occult bookstore, which only existed in the sequel.
Do I need to watch Ghostbusters?
You have to watch the original. It does not mater if you want to see the new one or not. The original ghostbusters is one of those lighting in a bottle movies. It is close to a perfect movie.
Is the Ghostbusters: Afterlife on Netflix?
No. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is not on Netflix. While Netflix has signed some deals to stream some 2022 Sony films, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a 2021 movie and will likely not be included in that.
How do I watch Ghostbusters?
Ghostbusters is currently streaming on FXNOW, Sling, and fuboTV. It can be rented for $3.99 via FandangoNOw, Amazon, Vudu, and Redbox, and for $3.99 on Apple iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft Store, AMC On Demand, and Flix Thing.
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