|Copley, Ohio, native Carrie Coon stars in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.|
Nostalgia drips from the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer, which debuted early Monday morning. The preview introduces us to a young family - a single mom and siblings - who move into a ramshackle farmhouse in Summerville, Oklahoma, only to discover that someone stacks books a lot like they did in the New York Public Library back in 1984. Oh, and that they’re the grandkids of OG Ghostbuster Egon Spengler.
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It also features actress Carrie Coon as either Egon Spengler’s daughter or the mother of Spengler’s son’s kids. Or, as I speculate, Janine Melnitz’s daughter. And when there are ghosts in town, who ya gonna call? Grandma, of course.
Coon is Northeast Ohio native, born and raised in Copley, an Akron suburb. She is best known for her roles on HBO’s The Leftovers, Gone Girl and as Proxima Midnight in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
This isn’t the first Ghostbusters connection to Northeast Ohio - though the last was more in word than deed. Ivan Reitman, Jason’s father and original Ghostbusters director, intimated in 2013 that after a wonderful time in Cleveland shooting Draft Day, he might bring a proposed Ghostbusters follow-up to the CLE for production.