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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Just Added a Villain to the Roster

Just a week after director Paul Feig gave us a peek at Ghostbusters Jumpsuit and Proton Pack 2.0, Deadline reports that the Ghostbusters reboot has just cast its main baddie!

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Writer and actor Neil Casey joins the cast as a villainous character named Rowan. His writing credits include Saturday Night Live (he’ll be in good company with fellow SNL players Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon), Inside Amy Schumer, and Kroll Show, and I adore all of those things. He has appeared as an actor in episodes of Broad City and The League (I ADORE!) and currently stars in another Feig project, the Yahoo! original series Other Space. These folks keep it all in the family!

No news about Casey’s character is available just yet, but – and I’m speculating here – if they keep to a total gender swapping of characters from the original Ghostbusters film (as they have with the main cast and the recent addition of our favorite hunk of blond Asgardian Chris Hemsworth in the original Annie Potts role of Janine Melnitz) wouldn’t Casey be set up to be a counterpart to Sigourney Weaver’s Dana Barrett? To be fair, Dana was never a true villain because she was possessed, but then the first film didn’t have a Big Bad at all, did it?

Now that we’ve got a villain, let’s hope Columbia Pictures slips us some plot details next! I need to know if I can expect a Stay Puft Woman in 2016. The new Ghostbusters is scheduled for a July 22, 2016 release.

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