Discuss the upcoming movie to be released in 2020 and directed by Jason Reitman.
#4957696
timeware wrote: October 19th, 2021, 1:48 am Has anyone asked Eric about any fast food tie in's for the states yet? I would assume that were getting little Ceasers promotions but i'm more interested in knowing if Mcdonald's or Burger King are going to getting exclusive merch. Any word on when they will start airing TV ads? That stuff should already be happening.
If there haven't been fast food tie ins at this point we likely aren't getting them sadly.

Also the Little Caesars promo is reportedly exclusive to Mexico.
#4957697
groschopf wrote: October 18th, 2021, 7:20 pm I suspect that's
doors to a Gozerian temple. I don't think it's one we've seen before. I can see the contours of a hand pointing downward, and you can make out an... S.

S...

You get one guess who might be emblazoned on that door. Why summon a demigod when you can BE the demigod?
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I can see where you're coming from, but
studying the full door design, I don't think that's an 'S', but part of the smoke swirling around the feet of 'Gozer':

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Ectojeff88 wrote: October 18th, 2021, 8:49 pm Soundtrack, Score, and Novelization announcements soon please Sony!!!!
Are motion picture novelisations still a common thing these days? The last one I remembered with any certainty was the paperback for The Day After Tomorrow.
timeware wrote: October 19th, 2021, 1:48 ami'm more interested in knowing if Mcdonald's or Burger King are going to getting exclusive merch.
I'm not sure if we'll get any burger joint merchandise, given the general effort these days to dissuade having tie-in toys with fast food meals... :(
#4957699
groschopf wrote: October 18th, 2021, 10:36 am
Chicken, He Clucked wrote: October 18th, 2021, 10:06 am Personally, I think it's the best poster they've put out so far. :whatever:
Two votes!
RichardLess wrote: October 18th, 2021, 10:13 am Hmm. Just curious. What is it about that poster that makes it a nice throw back? It’s cool you dig it but…what is it a throwback to?
The style some posters used in the '70s and '80s (including homage to Struzan). It doesn't have the illustrated aesthetic that would have drive that home, but it uses characters in differing proportions the way some of these examples do. The highest billed actor is the largest character in composition, a vignette of a setpiece is shown, and a little bit of kinetic imagery from an action scene is thrown in for good measure.

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Going with just logo as the advertising worked brilliantly in '84 when no one knew what it signified, and it couldn't be confused with marketing for any other of the Ghostbusters films now. But in 2021? They not only have to communicate that this is a new film, they also have to underscore it's ties to the original films. They can do it more efficiently, but probably not without giving away more spoilers.

Something else to consider; a pyramid will be a dominant shape we see in the film signifying Gozer, while an inverted pyramid signifies the energy pulling entities into the ghost trap. It's a nice play using that inverted pyramid to connotate the opposite of the (presumed) big bad of the film while pulling all of that busyness down toward the bottom of the poster. That draws the eye to the title in a calming part of the composition that still has time to be playful with the Mini Pufts working the trap.

Needless to say, I'm in to it :)

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If you aren’t going to do the illustration part of the Struzan style…nothing else matters. That is the crux of the entire aesthetic. It’s the ingredient that makes all the other ingredients work. Take it away and you get…well you get that poster. Obviously I’m in the minority of not liking it, but if you add that illustrated touch to this poster? It brings it life. It takes the awkwardness of the disparate photoshopped heads and would make them feel of one piece. Of a whole.

I’m glad so many people seem to dig it tho. I will say I do find Paul Rudd’s stoic hero stare pretty funny given the nature what we’ve seen of his character thus far.

But so far with a lot of the marketing I feel like Janosz
“Everything your doing is bad. I want you to know this”
#4957705
Davideverona wrote: October 19th, 2021, 4:37 am It's like a rainstorm.

You heard the rumblings..... And all of a sudden all hell breaks loose and you're soaked.

We're in the middle of the last and definitive lead up to Ghostbusters Afterlife. I'll miss this sensation.
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#4957710
Davideverona wrote: October 19th, 2021, 4:37 am It's like a rainstorm.

You heard the rumblings..... And all of a sudden all hell breaks loose and you're soaked.

We're in the middle of the last and definitive lead up to Ghostbusters Afterlife. I'll miss this sensation.
I lied when I said I would be gone from this thread but I am definitely being safe about what I read here. Thank you to those who call me out on it.

Anyways it may not be 100% the same as this movie but there will be sequels for us to bring that hype and anticipation up again. As a hardcore comic book fan every single time I think Marvel can’t keep the hype going they find a way. Especially after Endgame!

So if they handle this franchise right I think we are in stores for more hype to come. Maybe Jason Reitman can be the Kevin Feige of GB world
#4957715
lozbloke wrote: October 19th, 2021, 6:05 am
Christian Hodkinson wrote: October 19th, 2021, 5:43 am Some new stuff in this German trailer/spot
https://youtu.be/V-1BP_FNK7U
Substantial spoilers in that link, just to warn y'all!

But a great heads up!
How spoilery? Should I avoid? God this is so difficult…
#4957716
jonogunn wrote:
How spoilery? Should I avoid? God this is so difficult…
A new ghost appears for the first time and another shot of ____ who appeared in the newest trailer.
Shows Bug-Eye for the first time, a bit of a scene from the Trap being "jumped" on the hood scene we've seen, another shot of Terror Dogs.
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#4957717
mrmichaelt wrote: October 19th, 2021, 6:18 am
jonogunn wrote:
How spoilery? Should I avoid? God this is so difficult…
A new ghost appears for the first time and another shot of ____ who appeared in the newest trailer.
Shows Bug-Eye for the first time, a bit of a scene from the Trap being "jumped" on the hood scene we've seen, another shot of Terror Dogs.
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Also a shot of the terror dogs in what looks to be a Gozererian temple. Very similar to that of GB84 but you can see the background is the mine if you pause it.
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#4957718
Christian Hodkinson wrote: October 19th, 2021, 6:37 am
mrmichaelt wrote: October 19th, 2021, 6:18 am
A new ghost appears for the first time and another shot of ____ who appeared in the newest trailer.
Shows Bug-Eye for the first time, a bit of a scene from the Trap being "jumped" on the hood scene we've seen, another shot of Terror Dogs.
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Also a shot of the terror dogs in what looks to be a Gozererian temple. Very similar to that of GB84 but you can see the background is the mine if you pause it.
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Agreed. I think that alludes to what Kingpin pointed out behind the tarpaulin in the mine as
You can just make out the steps behind the tarp in the new international trailer
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#4957720
SpaceBallz wrote: October 19th, 2021, 7:33 am Well, so much for hoping they'd release the PKE meter!

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Yep, i guess for now we won't see a Plasma Series Ecto-1, PKE Meter/Taser, Polaroid Goggles or RTV. I've always thought the Ecto might be a stretch, but i really figured there would be a prop replica revealed from something we've already seen in the trailers.
#4957723
SpaceBallz wrote: October 19th, 2021, 7:33 am Well, so much for hoping they'd release the PKE meter!

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INB4 they show the full movie again, mark my words!
#4957727
Major Spoilers posted by Nerdist, and subsequently on Yahoo!

Read at your own risk!

Link:https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ghostbu ... 27458.html

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Get your Proton Packs ready, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is finally here! The charming and delightful sequel is filled with action, adventure, and spooky spirits. And if you stay for the credits you get two cameo-filled stingers. We’re here to explain their relevance and what the final one means going forward. Basically, there’s likely to be a lot more Ghostbusters in our future!

That Charming Mid-Credits Stinger

In one of Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s most unique and inventive moments, we see a credit for Sigourney Weaver. Like everyone else in your theater, you were probably thinking, “What? When? I didn’t see her!!” And then the stinger begins. Here we see Weaver and Bill Murray back as their characters Dana Barrett and Peter Venkman from the original movies. We’d already seen Murray in that massive final sequence, but here we get a more intimate moment. The two were romantically connected in the original films and this stinger hints that they might have settled down together, or at least that they’re still very good friends.

During the sequence, they’re playing with the ESP machine that Venkman uses in the first Ghostbusters film. It’s a nice nod to one of the franchise’s most famous gags. And it’s fun to see Venkman beaten at his own game. Dana is testing his extrasensory perception using cards with shapes on one side that Venkman is guessing. It’s something he used to do as part of his role as a parapsychologist. He seems to be doing well, but Dana realizes that he marked the cards and starts shocking him in punishment. It’s a sweet callback that also sees Venkman jokingly finally admit to his underhanded ways. See, he only ever used to shock the male students, never the women… which isn’t surprising if you know Venkman.

That Big Post-Credits Moment

If the first stinger was a fun callback to some faves from the past, the post-credits scene hints at where Ghostbusters might go in the future. Before we get there, though, let’s talk about the setup. The final act of Afterlife features an unexpected reunion with the original team of Ghostbusters. Three are alive: Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddemore. And one is a ghostly apparition: Egon Spengler. It’s an emotional moment that seems to represent closure for the team. But one of them is still eager to bust some ghosts. And that brings us to the post-credits sequence that hints at the future of the franchise.

Right before the credits roll, the Ecto-1 drives back into NYC. And after the credits, we see why as Janine (Annie Potts) visits Winston. We learn he’s a hugely successful businessman. He talks to her about legacy and creating something for the next generation. But he reminds us that he’ll always be a Ghostbuster. As he says those words, we see him opening the famous doors to the fire station that used to be home to the team. We also see Ecto-1 returning to its home, and then we see Winston with his hand on the famed car. As the camera pans away we see a red light flashing on the wall. It’s reminiscent of the light that would flash when the team had to go and catch some ghosts.

What Does it All Mean??

The first stinger is likely just a nice way to say goodbye to some old faves. Murray and Aykroyd seem ready to say goodbye to the Ghostbusters. And Weaver only appears in the stinger, likely as a nice nod to her vital roles in the past movies. While we could see any of them come back for future films it seems unlikely. But the final post-credits scene sets up Winston as the future of the Ghostbusters.

Not only does he have the money to run the organization properly, but he just met a new generation of spirit-centric kids to help him. If there’s another Ghostbusters movie you can expect to see Winston leading the charge. And don’t be surprised if we see Mckenna Grace’s Phoebe, Finn Wolfhard’s Trevor, and Logan Kim’s Podcast coming along for the ride. And as huge Winston stans, we couldn’t be happier.

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Also - YES!!!!!
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#4957728
Kingpin wrote: October 19th, 2021, 3:28 am I can see where you're coming from, but
studying the full door design, I don't think that's an 'S', but part of the smoke swirling around the feet of 'Gozer':

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You know what? That's a great point. And it would be unlike them to print something in English on a Gozerian-type temple, wouldn't it?
#4957729
ZedR wrote:Major Spoilers posted by Nerdist, and subsequently on Yahoo!

Read at your own risk!

Link:https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ghostbu ... 27458.html

Text:

Get your Proton Packs ready, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is finally here! The charming and delightful sequel is filled with action, adventure, and spooky spirits. And if you stay for the credits you get two cameo-filled stingers. We’re here to explain their relevance and what the final one means going forward. Basically, there’s likely to be a lot more Ghostbusters in our future!

That Charming Mid-Credits Stinger

In one of Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s most unique and inventive moments, we see a credit for Sigourney Weaver. Like everyone else in your theater, you were probably thinking, “What? When? I didn’t see her!!” And then the stinger begins. Here we see Weaver and Bill Murray back as their characters Dana Barrett and Peter Venkman from the original movies. We’d already seen Murray in that massive final sequence, but here we get a more intimate moment. The two were romantically connected in the original films and this stinger hints that they might have settled down together, or at least that they’re still very good friends.

During the sequence, they’re playing with the ESP machine that Venkman uses in the first Ghostbusters film. It’s a nice nod to one of the franchise’s most famous gags. And it’s fun to see Venkman beaten at his own game. Dana is testing his extrasensory perception using cards with shapes on one side that Venkman is guessing. It’s something he used to do as part of his role as a parapsychologist. He seems to be doing well, but Dana realizes that he marked the cards and starts shocking him in punishment. It’s a sweet callback that also sees Venkman jokingly finally admit to his underhanded ways. See, he only ever used to shock the male students, never the women… which isn’t surprising if you know Venkman.

That Big Post-Credits Moment

If the first stinger was a fun callback to some faves from the past, the post-credits scene hints at where Ghostbusters might go in the future. Before we get there, though, let’s talk about the setup. The final act of Afterlife features an unexpected reunion with the original team of Ghostbusters. Three are alive: Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddemore. And one is a ghostly apparition: Egon Spengler. It’s an emotional moment that seems to represent closure for the team. But one of them is still eager to bust some ghosts. And that brings us to the post-credits sequence that hints at the future of the franchise.

Right before the credits roll, the Ecto-1 drives back into NYC. And after the credits, we see why as Janine (Annie Potts) visits Winston. We learn he’s a hugely successful businessman. He talks to her about legacy and creating something for the next generation. But he reminds us that he’ll always be a Ghostbuster. As he says those words, we see him opening the famous doors to the fire station that used to be home to the team. We also see Ecto-1 returning to its home, and then we see Winston with his hand on the famed car. As the camera pans away we see a red light flashing on the wall. It’s reminiscent of the light that would flash when the team had to go and catch some ghosts.

What Does it All Mean??

The first stinger is likely just a nice way to say goodbye to some old faves. Murray and Aykroyd seem ready to say goodbye to the Ghostbusters. And Weaver only appears in the stinger, likely as a nice nod to her vital roles in the past movies. While we could see any of them come back for future films it seems unlikely. But the final post-credits scene sets up Winston as the future of the Ghostbusters.

Not only does he have the money to run the organization properly, but he just met a new generation of spirit-centric kids to help him. If there’s another Ghostbusters movie you can expect to see Winston leading the charge. And don’t be surprised if we see Mckenna Grace’s Phoebe, Finn Wolfhard’s Trevor, and Logan Kim’s Podcast coming along for the ride. And as huge Winston stans, we couldn’t be happier.

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Also - YES!!!!!
I was just about to post this. The article seems to suggest that Janine drives the Ecto-1 back to NYC. That seems odd to me. Not that she couldn't do it, but what would her motivation be? I'm wondering if the red light that is mentioned in the article is actually a light on the Ecto Containment Unit. That would make sense of the images we saw a few weeks back of the Ecto-1 and the ECU replica outside of the Los Angeles Firehouse.
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#4957730
RichardLess wrote: October 19th, 2021, 3:49 am If you aren’t going to do the illustration part of the Struzan style…nothing else matters. That is the crux of the entire aesthetic. It’s the ingredient that makes all the other ingredients work. Take it away and you get…well you get that poster. Obviously I’m in the minority of not liking it, but if you add that illustrated touch to this poster? It brings it life. It takes the awkwardness of the disparate photoshopped heads and would make them feel of one piece. Of a whole.
I can see your point of view on that. And if it's not to your liking, and I'm definitely not going to police that.

Working as a designer myself, I see it more from the point of view of using a visual language someone else established without stealing their voice. Had they gone with the full illustration style, they'd just be ripping off Struzan instead of trying to evoke memories of an era. It's a tricky needle to thread. That said, I totally get why it won't be to everyone's liking and respect your point of view :)
Christian Hodkinson wrote: October 19th, 2021, 5:43 am Some new stuff in this German trailer/spot
HOLY TOLEDO
lozbloke wrote: October 19th, 2021, 6:05 am Substantial spoilers in that link, just to warn y'all!
Indeed. Indubitably. Wow.
SpaceBallz wrote: October 19th, 2021, 7:33 am Well, so much for hoping they'd release the PKE meter!
I am hopeful that they just mean they can't show anything else until the movie comes out. Some of the other toys might be too spoilery.

But I can only speculate (and probably hope just a wee bit too much).
#4957731
As Egon says, “The proton pack is not a toy.”
So….. Would other Plasma Prop Replicas not necessary I’ll count as “toys” therefore they would have a reveal at this event??
Still not likely but in a perfect world that’s how I would mislead for a surprise announcement!
#4957732
I don't know if this has been mentioned. The Hasbro show should be the perfect opportunity for them to reveal a remote control trap replica. I would imagine the new clip being focused around that if this ends up being the case. The last two trailers had focused on it so would it surprise anyone?
#4957733
ZedR wrote: October 19th, 2021, 10:34 amMajor Spoilers posted by Nerdist, and subsequently on Yahoo!

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I don't know why, but... of all of the spoilers we've seen recently, this is where I'm drawing the line.

The title of the article alone tells me this will finally be more than I want to know before seeing the film.
#4957735
groschopf wrote: October 19th, 2021, 11:33 am
Christian Hodkinson wrote: October 19th, 2021, 5:43 am Some new stuff in this German trailer/spot
Do we have a German speaker amongst us? Mein deutsche ist nicht sehr gut.

Is Podcast saying "kann es öffnen*?"
(*can it open?)

Is Grooberson saying "Ich glaube wir öffnen das Tore zu Hölle*""
(*I think we're opening the gates to hell)
Grooberson: Das Ding ist echt.
"This thing is real"

Phoebe: Wollen wir sie öffnen?
"Shall we open it?"

Phoebe: Was haben wir da freigelassen?
"What did we release there?"

Grooberson: Ich glaube wir öffnen das Tor zur Hölle!
"I think we are opening the gates to hell!"

So you are basically absolute correct. Except for the Podcast Phoebe switch up.
#4957737
I think that
Winston being a successful businessman will be the one who restarts the franchise.... But Ray will be absolutely around.. Dan just fulfilled his lifetime dream: bringing back the Ghostbusters in a successful way. I don't think he wants to say it goodbye. I think the next movie has the potential to be the live action version of the Extreme Ghostbusters. A new crop trained by the seasoned veterans
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