We may not be seeing any of the original Ghostbusters in Paul Feig’s upcoming female-driven reboot, but that doesn’t mean that some familiar faces won’t have the chance to show up in cameos or other roles. In fact, one of the biggest stars and driving creative forces from the first film, Dan Aykroyd, just confirmed that he travelled to Boston – where production is currently underway – to film a scene with Kristen Wiig.
Aykroyd took to Facebook to commemorate the news, though it appears that that post has been taken down (perhaps at the request of the studio). Fret not, however, as TheWrap and IndieRevolver have not only confirmed that Aykroyd is involved, but reveal that he’ll play a cab driver in the film, who will say a line from Ray Parker Jr.’s iconic original Ghostbusters theme song.
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As disappointing as it is that Aykroyd won’t be reprising the role of Ray Stantz, it’s still great to hear that he’ll show up in some capacity and that the door is open for others, like Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Rick Moranis and even Bill Murray, to appear as well.
Camoes aside, Ghostbusters has a terrific new cast, which includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the new titular ghost hunters (who just assembled for the first official group photo), while Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Neil Casy, and Matt Walsh round out the supporting cast.
Directed by Paul Feig, the new Ghostbusters will cross the streams on July 22nd, 2016.