Original Ghostbusters Character To Feature In Paul Feig’s Reboot, According To Michael K. Williams


Ever since Sony issued the go-ahead on Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot, there’s been much deliberation about whether the likes of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and other original characters would at all feature in Sony’s new spin on a 80s classic.

Alas, it would appear that at least for now, both Murray and Aykroyd are set to cameo in the film, but what about the non-human fan favorites from the original movies?


While there’s talk of Feig’s kick-ass scientists – headlined by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon – going up against a familiar foe, co-star Michael K. Williams has confirmed that despite rumors to the contrary, Slimer will be a part of the supernatural blockbuster.

Per Entertainment Weekly:

“I’m not going to lie, working with Melissa, and Kristen, and Kate, was really dope. But I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like Slimer!!! I’m in a scene with Slimer! I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan and it was a dream come true. I play the FBI agent who works for the mayor. Our whole thing is, we’re going to tell the people it was a flash in the sky and ‘Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this.’”

Working with that aforementioned ensemble was one of the highlights for Williams, who revealed that each member of Paul Feig’s quartet are “at the top of their game.”

“That was a dream job. They’re at the top of their game, man. I had the pleasure of working with Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon on a show on IFC called Spoils Before Dying. So, I had a relationship with them already. Leslie Jones, you meet her once, you feel you’ve known her your whole life. She penetrates any walls or any barriers you may have, she goes right through that, right to your heart chakra. And Melissa [McCarthy], she’s just a gem. I have so much respect for these ladies.”

Ghostbusters will conjure up a scare when Paul Feig’s female-led reboot looms into theaters on July 15. Before that, though, we can look forward to the debut trailer screeching on to the interwebs come March 3.

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