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Olivia Wilde’s Secret ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Role Explained

There Were a Few Surprises Along the Way

by Trey Hilburn III

Warning: If you haven’t seen Ghostbusters: Afterlife and care about slight spoilers, then please do not read on.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a retread of Ghostbusters. There is no two ways about it. ITt is the same approach to storytelling as The Force Awakens’ and just rehashes some of the big nostalgic bits with new characters for a new era. I’m not saying that in any sort of negative way. I loved the film. I had a smile from ear to ear for its runtime. The retread did bring back some classic villains and we were blown away with one in particular.

Warning: If you haven’t seen Ghostbusters: Afterlife and care about slight spoilers, then please do not read on.

Gozer the Gozerian makes a return to the screen in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The big bad was originally played by the very exotic and memorable, Slavitza Jovan. This time around the sexless god of the underworld is played by none other than the beautiful Olivia Wilde.

Wilde is known for her roles in House and Tron: Legacy and for her directorial turn with Booksmart. This time the actress does a total transformation into the Ghostbusters big arch nemesis and nails it.

Wilde wasn’t named in the credits for Ghostbusters: Afterlife leading up to the film’s release. In fact, you still can’t find her name related to the film anywhere on IMDB. It was one of those experiences in theaters after the second watch of the new film that I realized it was in fact Wilde behind all the extraordinary makeup.

Jovan made the role of Gozer absolutely iconic. Her query to Ray about his status as a god is up there with the best Ghostbusters has to offer. While it is a bummer that Jovan isn’t playing Gozer, Wilde absolutely nails the role and makes it entirely her own. The makeup for Gozer is so advanced at this point that it is almost an entirely new character as is. The mixture of practical FX and CG work is phenomenal here.

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