We’ve known for quite some time that many of the stars of the original “Ghostbusters” films would be reprising their roles in “Afterlife.” Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Winstone, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts all signed on to appear in the movie, but the first trailer left us without a glimpse of any of them. That’s not the case with this trailer, as we now have a sneak peek at two original characters — and one that’s a little more buzzworthy than the other.
Potts has the most screentime in the trailer, back as Janine Melnitz, who shows the family Egon’s (the late Harold Ramis) farmhouse. However, the biggest surprise comes in the last seconds of the trailer after we see an old commercial for the Ghostbusters playing on YouTube. It appears as if someone calls the number on the advertisement, and Ackryod’s Raymond Stantz picks up the phone. We only see his arms as he answers the call, and he seems rather bothered that someone is dialing him. We know it’s Ray because of the voice, as he tells the person on the other end, “We’re closed.”
It looks like the former Ghostbuster is still running his Occult bookstore, as a neon sign for the shop can be seen on the window. Ray first opened the shop when the Ghostbusters were served a judicial restraining order in the second film from 1989, and fans will definitely be excited to see him back in the franchise.