Dan Aykroyd has praised the all-female cast of the new Ghostbusters film after the first trailer for the film was revealed yesterday.
Aykroyd wrote the 1984 original and appeared as Ray Stantz. He will make a cameo in the third in the series, which hits cinemas in July.
“I told you GB 3 was good,” he tweeted after the first clip arrived online yesterday (March 3). “Trailer just the beginning of a fun-filled summer with my paranormal sisterhood.”
Although Aykroyd will be in the 2016 Ghostbusters, he won’t reprise his role as Stantz. Other original 1984 cast members who will also pop up in the film include Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. However, Rick Moranis declined to be involved.
I told you GB 3 was good. Trailer just the beginning of a fun-filled summer with my paranormal sisterhood.
— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) March 3, 2016
Directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy), the new Ghostbusters movie is set for release this July. It stars Bridesmaids‘s Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy alongside Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as part of an ensemble cast.
Chris Hemsworth will appear as the Ghostbusters’ receptionist, while another Saturday Night Live cast member, Neil Casey, has been cast as the main villain. Andy Garcia, The Wire‘s Michael K Williams, Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong and Veep‘s Mike McLintock have also signed up for supporting roles.
Feig co-wrote the script with former Parks And Recreation writer-producer Katie Dippold. Check out the first picture of Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters’ receptionist here.