Director Paul Feig has officially cast the first major male role in his upcoming reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise, and its quite a doozy.
According to the director himself via Twitter, Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Rush) will be appearing in the upcoming film alongside the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. What is the role that Marvel Studios’ God of Thunder will be playing, you might ask? We’ll let Feig answer that with his tweet.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 10, 2015
You don’t need to be a genius to see the comedic potential of having that kind of dynamic in the offices of the new Ghostbusters. Feig and the cast and crew will be assembling soon in New York City to begin principal photography on the upcoming film, which is expected to release next year. All of this is following a new effort by Columbia Pictures to revive the franchise on multiple fronts, with another film supposedly centered on an all-male cast reportedly in development as well. Dan Aykroyd — one of the original Ghostbusters, as well as one of the primary creative minds behind the first iteration of the franchise — is said to be getting involved with the formulation of this new cinematic universe, along with the director of the original films, Ivan Reitman.
For more on next year’s Ghostbusters film as it continues to take shape, keep your eyes peeled to GeekNation!
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