There are those who feel that the upcoming reboot of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters should not be around. While there is still some skepticism with the female-driven reboot, coming to theaters next July, members of the original cast are saying otherwise.
Over the past month, there were rumors that many of the original cast members would be making some sort of cameo appearance in the upcoming Paul Feig-directed reboot. Well, it turns out that this is totally true. Dan Aykroyd, who played Ray Stantz, is also one of the producers of the reboot and makes a cameo. Bill Murray (Peter Venkman) finally let his guard down and had recently filmed his cameo appearance. This past weekend, it was revealed that Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) and Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz, the receptionist) have also shot cameo appearances. However, the four original cast members do not reprise their roles from the original, but play brand new characters.
Sadly, Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler) died in 2014, Rick Moranis retired from screen acting in 1997 and works primarily in voice acting these days, and Sigourney Weaver is pretty busy these days with other projects.
The reboot stars Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan, and Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzman. Chris Hemsworth plays Kevin, the new team’s receptionist. Shooting has finished and is currently beginning post-production for a July 15, 2016 release.