Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Ending Explained, Post Credits and Easter Eggs | Canon Fodder

It’s 2021 and we can confirm… STILL not afraid of no ghost! Ghostbusters: Afterlife brings all your paranormal investigation and elimination needs back to the big screen with a direct sequel to the two original 1980s classics. But what ghosts are getting busted this time around? And what does it mean for the future of Ghostbusting? Hang on to your ectoplasm because we’ve got answers to those questions – and a containment-grid-destabilizing amount of SPOILERS – ahead!

Jason Reitman takes over as co-writer and director from his father Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters in 1984 and Ghostbusters 2 in 1989. A younger generation is sporting proton packs on screen as well, with McKenna Grace and Stranger Things Finn Wolfhard leading a new team. They take over for Bill Murray as Pete Venkman, Dan Aykroyd as Ray Stantz, Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore and Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler. The MCU lends the film the performative talents of Sexiest Man Alive Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon as well! Plus all the Easter Eggs, post credit and end credit scene analysis you need from your weekly dose of Canon Fodder. Go ahead and cross the streams, we’ve got you covered!

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38 Responses

  1. MossYourBeloved says:

    there was a post credits?

  2. Destroy Phoenixguy says:

    They FINALLY listened to the fans, thank you!

  3. G Jerrod says:

    OUTSTANDING MOVIE…respected the original GB’s

  4. Don Cheadle says:

    Harold will be missed, Rest In Peace, Spengler.

  5. the chomp says:

    if you didnt cry you arnt human. it was great

  6. Josue Rodriguez says:

    Loved it. Harold was given an awesome “Afterlife” role.

  7. Sean Sullivan says:

    It was with the time .


    The best Ghostbusters character is the original Stay Puft marshmallow man .

  9. Von El says:

    it was like a 6/10 movie

  10. Dana Does Stuff says:

    I’m not sure why IGN thought it was necessary to “explain” the ending of the movie. It’s pretty straightforward.

  11. Ethan Anime says:

    Wasn't bad way better than the female version

  12. Monkeyboy1138 says:

    There’s a nice reference to the Real Ghostbusters animated series action figures in the shape of the ghost with three eyes whose eye pops out of the store front.

  13. Omiracleman1 says:

    Awesome movie. Went beyond my expectations. Can't wait for it to come out on blu-ray & the sequel.

  14. Jim Clark says:

    Yes it was GREAT! Nice tribute to Harold Ramis and these younger actors are now primed to carry this franchise forward in the future, luv that McKenna Grace. Please make a sequel and have Rick Moranis in it.

  15. Brian Rose says:

    Great movie. Seen it twice already

  16. Ramon Antonio De Juan Bennett says:


  17. Marc Angers says:

    they can totally use all of this for a series instead a few movies.

  18. Star Wars Legends says:

    "That's a big Twinkie"

  19. Jason Fritz says:

    That was a fantastic movie.

  20. Matthew Schultz says:

    That book stack creeps me OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. 3rd Gunman says:

    Sounds pretty lame…Hard pass

  22. Ryan Machtmes says:

    Afterlife was definitely fan service, and largely predictable. But very fun and very much appreciated after 35 years. The ending was fantastic and more than made up for any predictability. I’m very interested for what may come in future movies with how they set things up (no spoilers, but there are interesting opportunities with Winston, Janine, and the containment unit).

  23. AwayAWAY says:

    Uh. Egon actually used his malfunctioning PKE Meter to send himself into cardiac arrest and death before Zuul could possess him and find out where he had hidden the trap containing Vinz Clortho.

  24. Jake Stromberg says:

    It was a perfect sequel. It is an absolute must for fans of the 80s films

  25. Gillian Day says:

    don't spoil it.

  26. Nick Schultz says:

    Classic Ecto 1 is great…but they should’ve kept it Ecto1A for Afterlife

  27. Trey Johnson says:

    The dress callback

  28. Daniel Williams says:

    Spoiler alert: this IGN video does not explain the post credit end scene as claimed in the title. But it’s rather a summary of the movie; and a high level film style contrast / comparison to the original….

    PS: saw it on Saturday and loved it!

  29. ravencassidy says:

    Best Ghostbusters since original 2

  30. Erik Hawkke says:

    It was made with Love friends, and that is exactly what we've needed for years.

  31. greg salmi says:

    What is the best movie I’ve seen all year

  32. R.E.I. Outdoor adventures says:

    The way the movie ended there will be another

  33. PatrickRsGhost says:

    Saw the movie over the weekend and loved it. Saw the mid-credit scene of Dana shocking Peter, but didn't see the end credit scene.

    I've already got a sequel kicking around in my own head, as to how it should go.

    In keeping in spirit with the sequels (no pun intended), the next sequel should focus on Prince Vigo.

    I'd say have Trevor go off to a prestigious art college so he could learn animation. His dream is to create an animated series based on his grandfather's adventures as a Ghostbuster, which would also be a callback to the real animated series. He would have to take some art history courses, one of which would be taught by none other than Dr. Johan Poha, with Peter MacNicol reprising the role.

    I'd have Trevor going to the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, which is allegedly one of the most haunted cities in the United States.

  34. Toby Wollin says:

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife, to be blunt (and not in a bad way) is a heartfelt love letter to movies of the 1980s like 'Goonies' (with Podcast taking the role of 'Data') and 'Close Encounters' AND also to Harold Ramis. The first 'Ghostbusters' was clever, sharp, but almost a little adolescent – this one is clever, sharp but also extremely sweet and loving. My only beef is that Bill Murray was phoning it in – he still sees Peter Venkmann as being beneath him.

  35. Onknight says:

    It was fitting Tribune to Ramis and a love letter to Fans y

  36. George Cain says:

    I’m sure they said in the film that the firehouse was now a Starbucks

  37. Jesse Sanchez says:

    When Gooberson wakes up, after being possessed, he is lying down similarly dressed/acts like Tully in the first film.
    As for where the sequel could go. There was another year on the countdown calendar. It was obscured. In the first film, they said that one of he signs would be that the "prisoners would be freed." Ghostbusters the containment unit was shut off leading to the ghosts being freed/Gozer arriving. Now Gozer is a prisoner. Will his minions, Xul, Vincent (Keymaster) or the Traveller come to free Gozer for the final year on the countdown?

  38. J Tiefel says:

    Saw it with my kids last night. Right in the feels!!! I’m ok if no more sequels.

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