New Ghostbusters Film’s Main Characters Are Reportedly Children

Rumors have surfaced suggesting the main characters in the newly announced Ghostbusters film will be children.

We Got This Covered reports that two of the main characters in this sequel to the original movies will be kids. Reportedly, they will be a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl.

The source also states the boy is curious about conspiracy theories and the unknown and has a habit of narrating his own life. It’s said at some point during the course of the film he’ll befriend the girl who’s acutely intelligent but not great with emotions. Reportedly, her schtick is voicing her observations in a deadpan fashion to humorous effect.

The overall plot will reportedly involve a family moving to a small town with hidden secrets, though no information about appearances or ties to past Ghostbusters characters are mentioned.

Of course, this is heavily rumored, and we don’t know for certain if any of this is true. However, we do know this new Ghostbusters movie is scheduled to hit theatres in Summer 2020 and you can check out the teaser trailer now. It has no connection to the female-led 2016 reboot and will be directed and co-written by Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman who directed the original two films.

Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Mixer, and Twitch.