On Nov, 8th Dan Aykroyd was a guest on The Greg Hill radio show, with one statement he made going viral in the Ghostbusters fan community, Aykroyd confirmed that he and the other original cast members have not only been cast in the movie but were able to shoot their parts during principal production this spring. “We’ve shot our parts. Myself, Murray (Bill), Sigourney (Weaver), and Annie Potts, and it was really exciting working on this new idea, a new take on the story…” Aykroyd said.
Since the teaser trailer was surprised revealed earlier this year, casting rumors have been trickling in over the last few months. Some vague confirmations have bled through, but never an official announcement from Sony. Ernie Huson revealed in a Cameo video that he was shooting his part. Through other interviews both Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver mentioned that they were also part of the film. Claims of Bill being seen on the set of Calgary also spread, but nothing more was ever seen other than a pic of the 3 remaining Ghostbusters having dinner together.
So while this is still not an official statement from Sony, this is the closest we have gotten to an actual real notion the our beloved OG cast is back and will be in GB 2020.
Yesterday, the world was witness to some unusual paranormal activity that appeared in the form of a free roaming, full-screen movie trailer. That’s right, the long awaited trailer for Paul Feig’s all-female cast of Ghostbusters hit http://www.ghostbusters.com to mixed reactions. We here at Nowhere California absolutely loved our first glimpse into the new world of the Ghostbusters franchise. Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon (By the way, McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann? My new crush!), and Leslie Jones round out our new Ghostbusters as well as, who we believe will be their super sexy secretary, Chris Hemsworth. The trailer gives us our first glimpse at the new ghosts and a familiar ugly little spud…green…gross…OKAY It’s Slimer. Since the guys at Nowhere gave this to me to write I will hop on a short soapbox for a moment. This may not be our original guys nor a true sequel to the franchise. It is, however, honoring the original with cameos by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, the freaking firehouse AND, as I mentioned, Slimer. The hearse they use in this as Ecto-1 is a 1984 Cadillac…you know 1984…like when the first film came out!? So everyone needs to cool their collective jets and just enjoy a new chapter into the Ghostbusters universe! I will be there on July 15th to watch as “A new team will answer the call.”