Ghostbusters - Timeline

Pro Bot

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This is the timeline for the Ghostbusters universe, including the 3 films, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed.

Timeline
1984

September
Ghostbusters
Chapter 1 (0:00:00 - 0:06:38)
Ghostbusters Chapter 2 (0:06:39 - 0:15:46)
Ghostbusters Chapter 3 (0:15:47 - 0:16:45)

October 7
Ghostbusters
Chapter 3 (0:16:46 - 0:21:49)
Ghostbusters Chapter 4 (0:21:50 - 0:28:35)
Ghostbusters Chapter 5 (0:28:36 - 0:34:51)
Ghostbusters Chapter 6 (0:34:52 - 0:39:06)


October
Ghostbusters Chapter 7 (0:39:07 - 0:41:35)

October 22
Ghostbusters Chapter 7 (0:41:36 - 0:42:33)

November
Ghostbusters Chapter 7 (0:42:34 - 0:48:38)

November 8
Ghostbusters Chapter 7 (0:48:39 - 0:48:46)
Ghostbusters Chapter 8 (0:48:47 - 0:52:15)
Ghostbusters Chapter 9 (0:52:16 - 0:55:03)
Ghostbusters Chapter 10 (0:55:04 - 1:04:33)


November 9
Ghostbusters Chapter 11 (1:04:34 - 1:10:41)
Ghostbusters Chapter 12 (1:10:42 - 1:13:34)
Ghostbusters Chapter 13 (1:13:35 - 1:18:02)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (2:01:51 - 2:02:12)
Ghostbusters Chapter 13 (1:13:03 - 1:18:58)
Ghostbusters Chapter 14 (1:18:59 - 1:25:16)
Ghostbusters Chapter 15 (1:25:17 - 1:30:44)
Ghostbusters Chapter 16 (1:30:45 - 1:35:00)


November 10
Ghostbusters
Chapter 16 (1:35:01 - 1:40:36)

1989
November
Ghostbusters II
Chapter 1 (0:00:00 - 0:05:00)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 2 (0:05:01 - 0:11:43)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 3 (0:11:44 - 0:18:15)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 4 (0:18:16 - 0:23:36)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 5 (0:23:37 - 0:32:39)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 6 (0:32:40 - 0:36:42)


December
Ghostbusters II Chapter 6 (0:36:43 - 0:39:09)

December 30
Ghostbusters II Chapter 6 (0:39:10 - 0:39:20)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 7 (0:39:21 - 0:46:14)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 8 (0:46:15 - 0:49:43)


December 31
Ghostbusters II Chapter 8 (0:49:44 - 0:52:36)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 9 (0:52:37 - 0:58:45)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 10 (0:58:46 - 1:05:33)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 11 (1:05:34 - 1:14:06)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 12 (1:14:07 - 1:19:21)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 13 (1:19:22 - 1:27:22)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 14 (1:27:23 - 1:33:06)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 15 (1:33:07 - 1:35:50)


1990
January 1

Ghostbusters II Chapter 15 (1:35:51 - 1:38:10)
Ghostbusters II Chapter 16 (1:38:11 - 1:40:05)


January
Ghostbusters II
Chapter 16 (1:41:45 - 1:42:13)

1991
November 26
Ghostbusters: The Video Game: Remastered
Mission 1: Welcome to the Hotel Sedgewick
Ghostbusters: The Video Game: Remastered Mission 2: Panic in Times Square


November 27
Ghostbusters: The Video Game: Remastered
Mission 3: Checking Out the Library
Ghostbusters: The Video Game: Remastered Mission 4: Museum of (Super)Natural History


November 28
Ghostbusters: The Video Game: Remastered
Mission 5: Return to the Sedgewick
Ghostbusters: The Video Game: Remastered Mission 6: Lost Island Rising
Ghostbusters: The Video Game: Remastered Mission 7: Central Park Cemetery


2021
June
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Chapter 1 (0:00:00 - 0:05:07)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 2 (0:05:08 - 0:12:13)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 3 (0:12:14 - 0:19:59)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 4 (0:20:00 - 0:26:29)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 5 (0:26:30 - 0:32:15)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 6 (0:32:16 - 0:38:30)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 7 (0:38:31 - 0:45:47)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 8 (0:45:48 - 0:52:56)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 9 (0:52:57 - 0:57:15)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 10 (0:57:16 - 1:05:06)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 11 (1:05:07 - 1:11:38)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 12 (1:11:39 - 0:18:23)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 13 (1:18:24 - 0:24:32)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 14 (1:24:33 - 0:31:39)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 15 (1:31:40 - 0:43:05)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (1:43:06 - 0:52:19)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (1:54:37 - 0:55:47)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (2:02:13 - 2:02:38)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (2:02:39 - 2:02:44)
[Audio Only]

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (2:02:45 - 2:02:53)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (2:02:54 - 2:03:03)
[Audio Only]

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (2:03:04 - 2:03:21)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (2:02:39 - 2:02:44)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (2:02:54 - 2:03:03)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 16 (2:03:22 - 2:03:49)


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Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

2023
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Ghostbusters (2023) #1** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #2** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #3** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #4** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #5** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #6** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters IV** (December 20, 2023)

Viewing Order
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
Ghostbusters: The Video Game: Remastered
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

Ghostbusters (2023) #1** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #2** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #3** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #4** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #5** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters (2023) #6** (????, 2023)
Ghostbusters IV** (December 20, 2023)
 
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Pro Bot

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Multiverse
Dimension Prime - Ghostbusters (IDW Comics)
Dimension 11-W - Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Stylized Version)
Dimension 35-N - New Ghostbusters II + IDW Comics
Dimension 50-S - Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime + IDW Comics
Dimension 68-E - The Real Ghostbusters/Extreme Ghostbusters + IDW Comics
Dimension 68-M - Tokyo ESP + IDW Comics
Dimension 68-R - The Real Ghostbusters + IDW Comics
Dimension 68-Q - Slimer! + IDW Comics
Dimension 80-C - Ghostbusters: Answer the Call + IDW Comics
Dimension ??-? - Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe
Dimension ??-? - Casper (?)
Connects to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles multiverse
 

Jozaca

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The Casper film has apparently other 3 direct to video sequels/prequels though I am not sure if they have some level of continuity or they are alternate universes
 

Jozaca

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Also connects with the transformers multiverse and a Lego version of the first 2 movies universe and the 2016 reboot universe exist in the Lego multiverse of Lego Dimensions (where the universes of Lego Batman (Videogame), Lego Batman (movie) and The Lego movie are also present)
 

Pro Bot

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It's probably possible to squeeze the IDW comics into the cinematic universe technically. Basically just say that Gary Grooberson was wrong about ghost sightings. Technically speaking, Ray did confirm that they kept busting ghosts, but hauntings got thin over time. You'd basically just have to assume that between 1991-1997, they continued to operate in a reduced capacity. You might even be able to fit Casper in there too, lol.

I think I'd rather wait to see what Dark Horse does first though, since that it confirmed to be canon. It's much cleaner to assume that they split the universes of the movies and comics for now.
 
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Pro Bot

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The Casper film has apparently other 3 direct to video sequels/prequels though I am not sure if they have some level of continuity or they are alternate universes
The "prequels" can't be the same continuity as the original film unfortunately. As a result, only the original 1995 film is loosely related to Ghostbusters.

Got to love when films do silly things like this. 28 Days (2000) and Friday the 13th (2009) are loosely connected to the Transformers movie universe, which is hilarious in its ridiculousness.
 

Jozaca

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Pro Bot

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"It has been debated by fans whether or not these cartoons should be accepted as canon, as an Edward Gorey-style short entitled The Ghostly Day depicts a completely different meeting between Casper and Kat than what was shown in the film."

On Kat Harvey's page. I don't know myself. Could be because of perspective maybe.
 

saborlord123

New Member
I would remove the video game from the current timeline. It contradicts some elements that are in Afterlife. Spirits Unleashed might also technically be canon, but I doubt it will be mentioned in Afterlife, as that film will probably be about setting up the firehouse and re-establishing the Ghostbusters in NYC.
 

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