Jason Reitman Has Villain Ready for Sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife


If Sony decides to do a sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife, director Jason Reitman knows exactly who the villain should be. Reitman said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast: “There is a lot of time and opportunity for Vigo the Carpathian to make his return. Look, are you saying that’s the only painting of Vigo the Carpathian? Maybe, he’s riding a horse in another one, maybe, impaling someone in another one.”



The original Vigo was played by the late Wilhelm von Homburg and voiced by the late Max von Sydow with the character basically coming to life from a self-portrait at the Manhattan Museum of Art and he possess the museum curator, played by Peter MacNicol, possible the best part of the sequel. Recently Reitman confirmed that Ghostbusters II was canon to the franchise and that there were subtle Easter Eggs to it in Afterlife including Ray working at Ray’s Occult and the toast from the 1989 film being I the farmhouse.


The ending of the latest film does its best to set up a sequel and the box office numbers have been decent with a strong audience score… so I think seeing more of the new Ghostbusters is a good possibility.  

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John Pallister

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