Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Brings Back Slimer for Big Screen Comeback

News - 14 December 2023
In case of a paranormal disturbance in your area, who should you contact? Ghostbusters, of course! The well-known ghost Slimer is set to make a comeback on the big screen in the upcoming film Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Sony Pictures recently unveiled new images from the next installment in the popular ghost hunting film series, which will also see the return of Slimer. Frozen Empire serves as the sequel to the spin-off Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

nnSlimer has a rich history in the Ghostbusters universe. Originally introduced in the original film under the moniker Onionhead, he later became a fully developed character with a new name, Slimer, in the animated series The Real Ghostbusters. Slimer is back, accompanied by a new legion of spirits waiting to be discovered.

Rumors had hinted at Slimer's appearance in Afterlife, but apart from a few subtle references, he was noticeably absent. However, it is now evident that the iconic ghost will be making a return soon.nnDirector Jason Reitman clarified the absence of Slimer in the first film, stating: "You know, the movie is set in Oklahoma.

And look, we wanted to work with spirits that come from the area itself." He added, "For us, every culture has its own ghost stories, and we all want to see them. And this was a story set in Summerville, Oklahoma.

"nnThe synopsis of Frozen Empire teases an exciting storyline: "The Spengler family decides to depart from Summerville, Oklahoma and return to where it all began - the iconic New York City firehouse - to establish the original Ghostbusters, who have set up a top-secret research lab to elevate ghost fighting to the next level!" The plot continues, "But when the unearthing of an ancient artifact unleashes a mysterious and sinister force known as the Death Chill, all Ghostbusters must unite to safeguard their home and prevent the world from a perilous and unforeseeable fate that could potentially alter Earth's history with a second Ice Age."nnGhostbusters: Frozen Empire is set to premiere on March 28 next year and will be exclusively shown in theaters. Fans can look forward to witnessing Slimer's return along with a thrilling new adventure for the Ghostbusters team.

Keep an eye out for more updates on this highly anticipated film!