Dan Aykroyd today confirmed he will have a Ghostbusters cameo
Following online rumors that he was filming a scene, Dan Aykroyd today confirmed he will have a Ghostbusters cameo! The original Ghostbuster tweeted the below message (which he has since deleted), but EW later confirmed with his representatives his involvement.
While it’s too early to know for sure, one theory on what the actor filmed comes from Indie Revolver (possible spoilers ahead): “Aykroyd is cameoing as a Cabbie in the new film and that he was on set filming his scene last night. The scene featured Kristen Wiig attempting to hail Aykroyd’s cab. Aykroyd throws out the iconic line, “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.” And drives away with Wiig yelling something along the lines of “That’s a double negative! That means you are afraid of ghosts!”
We’ll have to wait and see if that really is what happens.
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will play the four main ‘busters in the film with Chris Hemsworth playing their trusty secretary. The film is also set feature Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as a character named “Hawkins,” Matt Walsh as a character named “Rourke” and Neil Casey as the film’s villain. New York City’s NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan is set to appear as news anchor in the film.
“I’m having a lot of fun playing with genres,” Feig told ComingSoon.net of the new film earlier this year, “…I love the original film, but I also just love the idea of busting ghosts and kind of paranormal warriors. I thought, ‘You know, if I could do this with the funny women I know and kind of just do a new origin story…’ I’m more interested in what would happen today. You know, you see things on TV about ghosts, but none of it’s real. What if, suddenly, something started happening? What happens when that just begins to happen to people? Also, how do they develop their technology? It’s not as fun if they’re just handed their proton packs. It’s why it’s not as fun to do a sequel. The fun is getting there.”
Directed by Paul Feig from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold, Ghostbusters is currently filming for a July 22, 2016 release.
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