A classic character, Walter Peck returns in the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel. The movie currently filming under the working title of Firehouse will see the setting switch back to NYC and of course the famous firehouse itself. With filming underway The Daily Mail was able to snag some images from set.
On show were Winston Zedmore (Ernie Hudson) and Mr. Grooberson (Paul Rudd), and also Walter Peck (William Atherton). We cannot share the images but the link above will take you to the images if you want to see for yourself. Honestly, there’s not much to see. Rudd is wearing one of those overalls they wear to protect the costume, but he’s there. Hudson, is there, doing something at a car. Then we have Atherton in a business suit, also doing, something.
For those unaware (all five of you), Walter Peck was an antagonist character from the original Ghostbusters movie. Peck worked for the EPA and (quite rightly) wanted to make sure the Ghostbusters were not polluting. However Venkman’s terrible attitude caused a ruckus between the pair and Peck then went full righteous evil, forcing a shut down of the protection grid and releasing countless ghosts into the City.
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You always knew that Peck would never carry the can for what went wrong in the OG, so him still being around makes sense. I guess so does him having a grudge against the team in general. Perhaps he’s a thorn in Winston’s side trying to get the business back together? Honestly, there is little here to clue us in towards whatever this sequel might be about. All we know is the main characters of Afterlife return and so does Hudson. There’s still no word on whether Ackroyd or Murray (unlikely) would show up.
One character I’d be interested to see introduced is Oscar, the son of Dana Barrett. However, genuinely no clue for now whether that is a possibility.
So, what do you think as Walter Peck returns in the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel? Is Peck a character you could see working in this movie, or is it just more nostalgia to throw at us in an incoherent way? Thoughts below as always.