Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Jason Reitman On How That Major Third-Act Cameo Came Together

Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Jason Reitman On How That Major Third-Act Cameo Came Together

This is the third act’s major cameoIn Ghostbusters: Afterlife wasn’t just an example of reverent fan service. It was also a key part in the defeat Gozer. helped protagonist Phoebe Spengler get some closureWith her grandfather. What was the secret to this legendary moment? The director Jason Reitman gives fans a glimpse behind the curtain. 

Recent interview with Empire, Ghostbusters: AfterlifeThe logistics were revealed by Jason Reitman, director Behind OG Ghostbuster Egon Spengler’s shocking cameo. What’s the first step? First, get the blessing the late Harold Ramis’ family. He stated: 

My father was the first to read the script, followed by the Ramis family. It was Harold’s widow, Erica, and daughter Violet, who I grew up knowing – we were both on the set of the original back in ’83. I talked with them about our plans and what we wanted to accomplish. They arrived at the set and saw all of the visual effects that were in the editing area. They are the first people to actually see the movie. They were there from the beginning to finish, and they knew how much Harold was loved. Egon was my favourite Ghostbuster. This is a Spengler story. The movie is dedicated in every way to Egon.

Once Harold Ramis’ family had given the cameo their stamp of approval, Jason Reitman had to create a digital recreation of the actor that wouldn’t appear glitchy or artificial. He was a firm believer that the film’s success would be based on its authenticity. He explained: 

The real question was, how can we do this? Movie-goers have seen both virtual characters that work and those that are hard to see. It’s easy to see a movie in its middle, but it’s another thing to see where it goes. It’s something else if the entire movie’s climax will depend on whether or not these two people hug each other. These Ghostbusters who have been through this miscommunication and been split up, can stand together one more time to bust a ghost.

Luckily for Jason Reitman, Egon Spengler’s brief but powerful appearance Fans loved it!Original Ghostbusters. The film received a 95% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it had a record-breaking opening weekend. The most important thing was that the cameo allowed fans to say farewell to a beloved character of a popular franchise. 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife It is currently playing in all theatersA digital release is scheduled for January 4. You can also check out the original Ghostbusters on Hulu. 

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