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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There’s a comparison between the new and old uniforms and proton packs. What is great is that they are staying true to the original. The jumpsuits are pretty much the same, with the exception of orange bands, which we don’t know yet if or what they represent. I also like how they are baggy and comfortable looking, not skin baring, curve hugging and unrealistic like some might expect from an all girls reboot. The proton packs also seem to be a little smaller in size as well, but with age and technology, things do get smaller and more advanced with time.
I would also like to point out, maybe like an Easter Egg of sorts, they’re keeping the franchise within the Saturday Night Live Family, as half of the original cast and three people from the new cast got their starts on SNL.
Ghostbusters will be making its reboot debut on July 22, 2016, and will star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon
Well, sort of. Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), who has been in talks for a lead role in the Paul Feig reboot, has reportedly signed on the dotted line. Now we are just waiting for word that the other members of the supernatural poltergiest hunting dream team, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, have inked their deals. Wiig, McCarthy, and director Feig have teamed up before with the hit Bridesmaids, while Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are breakout featured players on Saturday Night Live.
Feig has been active in promoting his involvement in the film, letting his Twitter followers know that Sony is set to release the film on July 26, 2016, and that he’s pulling out all the stops to make this a girl-power driven movie.
In other news, #Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016. Save the date!
Katie Dippold penned Feig’s female buddy cop comedy The Heat, and just finished working on it’s sequel. Lets hope this reboot can live up to the 1984 film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. We wont mention Ghostbusters II so as not to jynx it!