“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” director says Mini-Pufts have 'way more story to tell' after post-credits scene

No fluff here! The director tells EW that he and co-writer Jason Reitman "definitely have a story up our sleeves" that continues the scene.

Warning: This article contains spoilers about Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. 

Forget something strange in the neighborhood — something cataclysmic takes over all of Manhattan by the end of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

The entire Ghostbusters team — consisting of new crew members Phoebe (Mckenna Grace), Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), Gary (Paul Rudd), Callie (Carrie Coon), Lucky (Celeste O’Connor), and Podcast (Logan Kim), as well original stars Ray (Dan Aykroyd), Winston (Ernie Hudson), Peter (Bill Murray) and Janine (Annie Potts) — find themselves facing off against the legendary demon Garraka and its terrifying death chill, which has the power to freeze people solid.

Naturally, the fight doesn't start off well for the Ghostbusters. Garraka’s spine-chilling scream freezes the team in place and explodes Ghostbusters Headquarters’ Ecto-Containment System, letting loose an unknown number of ghosts back into the world. When all hope seems lost, Phoebe zaps the demon with her brass-plated proton pack while her ghost pal Melody (Emily Alyn Lind) and pyrokinetic newcomer Nadeem Razmaadi (Kumail Nanjiani) use fire to pin the demon in place. With Garraka stuck, the original Ghostbusters run to the basement, restart the containment unit, and successfully capture it.

<p>Ghostbusters/YouTube</p> Mini-Pufts in 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire'


Mini-Pufts in 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire'

The only problem is that all those other ghosts Garraka freed are still at large — and they may be spreading beyond New York City. A post-credits scene shows a trucker using a vending machine at a gas station when his big rig, carrying Stay Puft marshmallows, suddenly begins driving itself out of the parking lot. It’s then revealed that a group of Mini-Pufts are behind the wheel as they gleefully fight one another and burn their own faces off with the vehicle's cigarette lighter.

And, if Frozen Empire director Gil Kenan and co-writer Jason Reitman have anything to say about it, this won’t be the last time theatergoers see those little truck-napping ghouls. “Jason and I definitely have a story up our sleeves that continues that narrative thread,” Kenan tells EW. “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.”

Plus, it's always fun to work with the magnificently murderous marshmallows. "I love those guys; they’re so fun to direct,” he jokes. “[They’re] primadonnas. Their rider is impossible, but it’s worth it for what they do onscreen.”

Kenan and Reitman also have many more ghostbusting adventures in store for the entire Spengler family. After all, the ghostbusting business is certainly booming with all these spirits on the loose.

“In terms of where else this goes, look, we really care about the characters in this film,” he says. “We feel like there is more story to be told. And I'm really hoping audiences connect with the adventure that the Spengler family goes on in this film. And if they do, then I really hope that we can continue this story.” 

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is in theaters now.

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