Warning: SPOILERS lie ahead for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire!




  • Co-writer/director Gil Kenan teases how the Mini-Pufts mid-credits scene in
    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
    sets up the next movie.
  • Kenan also shares his love of directing the marshmallow entities, humorously calling them ”
  • Though critical reviews for the movie have been mixed, audiences have responded positively to
    Frozen Empire
    , leading to the chance for it to become a box office success and leading to
    Ghostbusters 6
    ‘s development.

With the franchise charting a new path forward, Gil Kenan teases how Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire‘s mid-credits scene sets up the future. The latest installment in the supernatural comedy franchise finds the Spengler family now living in the New York firehouse and taking up the ghostbusting business, only to face a new world-threatening force in the form of the godlike entity Garraka. The Frozen Empire ending sees both the original and new team successfully trap Garraka and save the world, though the mid-credits scene finds some of the Mini-Pufts stealing a delivery truck full of Stay-Puft marshmallows.

In honor of the movie’s release, Entertainment Weekly spoke with Kenan to break down the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire‘s mid-credits scene. The co-writer/director confirmed that the Mini-Pufts stealing a delivery truck was not simply a fun gag, but that there is “more trouble where that came from” and teases a specific story he and co-writer Jason Reitman have for the potential next installment in the franchise. Check out what Kenan shared below:

Jason and I definitely have a story up our sleeves that continues that narrative thread. There’s more trouble where that came from. Nothing we can talk about yet, but it feels like those guys have way more story to tell. I love those guys; they’re so fun to direct. [They’re] primadonnas. Their rider is impossible, but it’s worth it for what they do onscreen.

How Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Sets Up Another Sequel

Kenan’s tease of a story he and Reitman have already cooked up for a potential Ghostbusters 6 is sure to come as an exciting update for longtime fans of the franchise. Furthermore, his indication that Frozen Empire‘s mid-credits scene is setting up the next installment does line up with Afterlife‘s own mid-credits setup of the containment unit failing. Though this was partly revealed to stem from Garraka’s arrival, the latest sequel did also explain that the unit had become overfull, and as such, was failing.

The introduction of the Mini-Pufts in Ghostbusters: Afterlife was one of many nostalgic nods to the franchise’s legacy, and while Frozen Empire largely kept them as a humorous inclusion, the tease of something bigger for them from the post-credits is an interesting idea. The fact that the little marshmallow entities steal a Stay-Puft delivery truck seemingly points to their desire to recreate the kaiju-sized version seen in the original Ghostbusters. However, with Gozer and Garraka locked away from the Mini-Pufts, it remains unclear just how they will achieve this.


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Even if the Mini-Pufts don’t end up being the main catalyst, there are a variety of other routes a Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire sequel could take. The containment unit’s destruction has let 40 years worth of spirits loose on New York City, and the increased paranormal presence could ultimately result in a similarly destructive force to the second movie’s emotion-fueled slime. Regardless of which path the duo take, the positive audience reaction to Frozen Empire could be just enough to lead it to become a box office success and let Kenan and Reitman keep the franchise going.

Source: EW

Ghostbusters Frozen Empire Poster Featuring the Crew Steppingout of Ecto 1 and Facing Ice Creatures in New York

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire continues the story of a new generation of ghost hunters composed of Phoebe (Mckenna Grace), Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Podcast (Logan Kim), who received help from the original team in the previous movie. Paul Rudd returns as Gary Grooberson and franchise co-creator Ivan Reitman returns to write and produce.

Gil Kenan

Release Date
March 22, 2024

Columbia Pictures , Bron Creative , Ghost Corps , Right of Way Films

Sony Pictures Releasing

Jason Reitman , Gil Kenan

115 Minutes

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