Ghostbusters: Afterlife highlighted a post-credit scene featuring the original Ghostbusters entertainer Ernie Hudson reprising his job as Dr. Winston Zeddemore. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the continuation of the Ghostbusters franchise, after the first endeavor in 2016 was considered non-canon. Now, with the central parts returning and direction by the son of the original chief, Jason Reitman, the new movie is set to be the first of many in the ongoing series.
Hudson, in an interview with Yahoo! Movies, discusses his appearance in the new film, where it’s uncovered that his person has amassed a lot of riches and uses it to maintain Ghostbuster properties. He also talks about the person’s heritage, how his job was diminished in the first film’s script, and how the wide success of the film permitted him to become famous in other works such as The Crow and Oz. He also mentions the 2016 reboot, which he cameoed in along Murray and Aykroyd, citing the film’s disappointment on being a reboot and not a continuation of the established canon. Peruse Hudson’s statement on his job underneath:
“Obviously, it’s a new family’s film so I don’t know whether any of the old Ghostbusters can be key part – yet being involved as mentors in some way would be loads of fun. He [Winston] understands the Ghostbusters better than anyone. He’s almost similar to Sam Jackson’s person [Nick Fury] in the Marvel Universe. Whatever comes out of it, I’d love to see Winston connected to it.”
Ghostbusters: Afterlife has gotten blended reviews, with critics praising its performances and direction however criticizing its writing and overuse of fan service. Since nostalgia is the biggest seller in Hollywood today, balance a new story while also staying consistent with the general franchise, something that Star Wars neglected. In the end, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife will rake in some serious cash and fans will be glad to see the old characters again, however recollect that the drive and passion behind creating something new and surprising, similar to the original Ghostbusters, is something that should be acknowledged somewhat more often in movies today. Regardless of what happens in future sequels, it sounds like Hudson is on board.