The new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife reveals that Ray Stantz has a tattoo on his forearm, reminiscent of the climax of the original film.
In the new Ghostbusters: Another Life trailer, Dan Aykroyd’s Ray reveals a new tattoo on his forearm that has a great tie to the original movie. Ray Stantz appears at the end of the Future life trailer, at his hidden book store in New York, which opened in the wake of the events of 1984 Ghostbusters. And while your “they were closed“The line fits with the idea that the original Ghostbusters have moved on, his new tattoo suggests otherwise.
Ray was the heart of Ghostbusters ’84, along with Harold Ramis’ Egon Spengler, because his interest in the paranormal was what brought the crew together in the first place. For him, the obsession ran much deeper than Bill Murray’s Venkman cynicism or the diligent duty of Winston Zeddimore (who initially came in for the paycheck), and even Egon’s scientific fascination. Ray lived through the occult and his return to that New York bookstore suggests that he is holding on to his past more firmly. So does the tattoo on his arm, which director Jason Reitman confirmed in his Future life the trailer breakdown is a reference to “this conversation Winston and STantz have on Ecto-1 right at the height of the movie 84. “
Reitman also said that the tattoo was added as a mark of recognition from the events of 1984, which makes sense given Ray’s strong ties to being a Ghostbuster and the paranormal. In terms of what the tattoo specifically says, the conversation in Ecto-1 focuses on the biblical verse Revelation 7:12, as Winston and Ray discuss the omens of the apocalypse:
Ray: And I looked, when he opened the Sixth Seal and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun turned black like sackcloth and the moon turned like blood.
Winston: And the seas boiled and the skies fell.
It’s unclear what part of the verse will be on Ray’s forearm, but “And the sun turned black like sackcloth and the moon like blood. And the seas boiled and the skies fell“It has a great sound.
Given the strong indications of original Ghostbusters the return of the villain Gozer in Future lifeRemembering Gozerian’s signs of the apocalypse is important, particularly as it fits in with the established part of Paul Rudd in the sequel. The trailer shows him monitoring mysterious and scientifically illogical Earthquakes under Somerville, one of the signs of the end of days to come, as mentioned in the conversation about Ray’s tattoo. The other indicators, such as the dead rising to walk to Earth once again, are already confirmed thanks to the trailer.
Ray’s decision to permanently mark his body to commemorate what happened in New York makes sense: not only is he reversed, as already discussed, but that moment (and the second major event 5 years later) marked the climax of his race and a validation. Of everything I believed It was his own personal peak, when the ties between a group of colleagues were strained by adversity and unspeakable horrors. In hindsight, the one tattoo that would make the most sense for Ray to sport in Ghostbusters: Another Life It is probable “when someone asks you if you are a god, you say yes!“
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- Ghostbusters: Afterlife / Ghostbusters 3 (2021)Release Date: Nov 11, 2021
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