This is an interesting thought.
…I say “proper sequel” loosely as Afterlife more closely resembles a big-screen version of the amazing The Real Ghostbusters animated series that ran from 1986-1991 than the 1984 classic starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, and the late Harold Ramis.
That’s not a bad thing.
Read the whole thing, but the gist is: GHOSTBUSTERS is an adult comedy, THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS was a kid’s comedy, GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE looks like it’s drawing from the latter, and everything’s fine because the THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS was made out of awesome. Which it was, although the animation is… well, the state of the art has improved. But the writing was spot-on:
So I’m cool with it. If it’s true, of course.