They’re always just a call away! And yes, they’re coming back once again! As a Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel was confirmed last year, we’re sure that the legacy of finding ghosts and busting them would be continued! A new generation was introduced in 2021 in the long-running comedy franchise, and now they seem to be ready to carry on the saga with them. Here are a few quick things to check out about the highly anticipated sequel.
The Expected Release
It’s time to mark the 2023 movie calendar, as we’re possibly going to see the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel this year. According to a Deadline report, the next installment is scheduled to hit the screen on 20th December 2023. Though some fans expected to see a more suitable release date around Halloween, there’s little to complain about when you get to enjoy a new Ghostbusters movie at any time of the year!
A New Director
As per the Deadline report, Gil Kenan is set to direct the new Ghostbusters movie. Kenan has enough experience on the reinstalled franchise as he worked as a co-writer for the previous film with its director Jason Reitman. For this upcoming film, Reitman is reportedly going to work as a writer and producer instead. Kenan expressed his eagerness by saying that it’s an “absolute honor” to direct the next chapter of the beloved Spengler family saga.
The Returning Casts
Though it was confirmed that McKenna Grace, one of the main stars of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, will be returning for the sequel, later two other cast members were reportedly confirmed as per the inside sources – Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon. The previous film featured a stellar cast lineup, including Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Stranger Things-famed Finn Wolfhard, and many original cast members, along with Grace, Rudd, and Coon. Now fans are eagerly hoping for the return of all these celebrated actors for another Ghostbusters chapter.
Do you remember your childhood when your friends and you might open the motors of some old toy cars and attempt to be engineers? Well, you might have done it for fun but Robert Sansone is doing it to change the world.
The Engineering Prodigy
17-year-old teenager Robert Sansone loves to tinker with new inventions in his leisure time, and has completed a minimum of 60 engineering projects. This teenager has created super-fast running boots, a go-kart that has a speed of 70 miles/hour +, an animatronic hand, and much more.
The Initial Years
A few years back, Sansone came across the fact that the motors that the industry uses are created with magnets that need some rare and expensive element, he got curious. He decided to come up with a motor that doesn’t use raw materials that can cost hundreds of dollars for one kg, he started brainstorming. For years, Sansone experimented and researched, and then he learned about synchronous reluctance motors. You can find them in your ceiling fans and water pumps, but they don’t generate enough energy to run an electric car. He chose these motors because they don’t require magnets to create rotational energy to spin a rotor.
The Journey Continued
The high schooler invented many prototypes of the motor to increase its rotational force. He even won his very first award at the largest international high school STEM competition, Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), with a prize of $75,000 for his 3D printed prototype made with copper wires, plastic, and steel rotor.
Sansone knew that to generate more rotational force or torque, he needed a greater saliency ratio (difference between materials and magnetism) and that could be done by using air gaps. However, he decided to walk down a different path. Sansone incorporated an additional magnetic field inside the motor to hike up the ratio. After 14 failed prototypes of this design, he finally accomplished what he wished for. He got a running prototype when he gave this idea a 15th trial.
The Out Blast
Sansone’s prototype proved that increasing the torque can actually end up in a higher saliency ratio. Although he did have other details to his design, he hasn’t disclosed them as he wishes to patent his design in the future. This new motor can actually be used in electric cars once experiments are done on bigger levels and it might change the industry forever.