Chris Hemsworth Joins Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’

By June 11, 2015

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 UltronRush) 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.


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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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • Daniel

    Hemsworth is the best! Am excited about Ghost-busters now!

  • David Johnson

    Who will play the Female Rick Moranis, Annie Potts Love Interwest???? Thought He would be the Sigourney Weaver!!!!

  • Jason

    Awesome, Geeknation brings me the best news each morning!

  • Jane Keating

    i’d watch it just for the dudes face 😉

    • Michelle

      Haha yeah Chris has got quite the looks hasn’t he! 🙂 that mixed with real talent for acting is a deadly combination in Hollywood!

  • Katey

    I love Hemsworth, not just for his looks though @Janekeating12:disqus 😛 will be funny to see him as a receptionist!