. The new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie is set to hit theatres on Nov. 11 of this year.
All the anticipation waiting for the new movie got us wondering, what exactly happened to the iconic Ghostbusters Ecto-1 car? We did some digging, and we’re very excited about the answers we found about this
The car is giant, coming in at nearly 21 feet long, 8 feet high, 7 feet wide and weighing close to three and a half tons. Plus, it has a 6.3-liter V8, an air suspension system, and 320 horsepower. There is plenty of room in the Ecto-1 to fit the Ghostbusting squad (and would they even be able to fight ghosts without it?!)
After its initial appearance in the original Ghostbusters movie, the Ecto-1 has appeared in every remake ever since. The car was redone for Ghostbusters II, then modified again for the 2016 film Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.
But, it hasn’t always been the exact same car that appeared in the 1984 film. When production started for the original film, the team began work on two identical 1959 Cadillacs. One of those Cadillacs became the iconic Ecto-1 in the 1984 film, while the second was just used as a prop throughout the movie.
Unfortunately, during the filming of Ghostbusters II the original Ecto-1 stopped running. Luckily, production still had access to the second Cadillac, and that effectively became the Ecto-1A. The two cars look almost identical except for a few small changes, and only true Ghostbusters fans were able to spot the difference.
The Ecto-1A was used for the remainder of Ghostbusters II filming, and again in the 2016 film, but for the upcoming 2021 film, the Ghostbusters team has a surprise up their sleeve.
Will the Ecto-1 make a reappearance in the new film?
reports that the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer reveals not only will the original Ecto-1 be back, but so will members of the original Ghostbusters cast. Sigourney Weaver announced last summer that she would be featured in the remake as her original character, Dana Barrett. Other original cast members Dan Aykord and Bill Murray will also be featured in the Ghostbusters: Afterlife film.
To make a long story short, the Ecto-1 is back and, hopefully, better than ever. We could all use a healthy dose of
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