Anyone hoping to see a Ghostbusters reunion amongst the cast of the original 1984 classic in the upcoming reboot are in for disappointment. Original spirit chaser Ernie Hudson has confirmed that none of his former co-stars share a scene in the new franchise sequel. Rest assured, the surviving actors all have cameos. But they will be spread generously throughout the impending horror comedy.
While these cameos have been confirmed by various sources before, Ernie Hudson shed some new insight into what he shot for the movie. With the exception of Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014, and Rick Moranis, who declined to participate because he felt the movie was unnecessary, the rest of the gang will be back. Though, they are not playing the same characters from before, as this version of Ghostbusters takes place in an alternate universe where the original Ghostbusting team never existed. Ernie Hudson had this to say to People Magazine, saying that all of the cameos arrive at different points in the movie.
"I have a cameo. I came back, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney [Weaver], Annie Potts. So we all came to support the film. [We all] come in at quite different times."
Before the movie even began shooting, Ernie Hudson slammed the all-female Ghostbusters reboot in the press. He originally called it a 'bad idea', but later recanted his statements as he prepared to shoot his cameo scenes. Now, he has a completely different view of the franchise kick-starter, and has nothing but praise for his co-stars, which include Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig, current SNL stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, as well as comedy scene stealer Melissa McCarthy.
"They're extraordinarily funny and there's a great chemistry with them.I think it's going to be very good. The script I knew was good. I knew the special effects would be amazing. But I was really pleasantly surprised to see how the women kind of gelled together."
While he originally thought the reboot would not be a worthy sequel, he now believes it might be as good, perhaps even better, than the original. Which will surely strike some fans, especially those who have been against this remake from the get go, as blasphemous. Director Paul Feig agrees with the actor about his stellar cast. The filmmaker echoed Ernie Hudson's earlier statements, saying this.
"I just love the female sense of humor.You just kind of buckle your seatbelt and let them do their thing and guide them if they need it. But they really just took the ball and ran with it."
Ghostbusters has been described as a horror comedy, with more emphasis on the horror than the comedy. Just recently, it was revealed that the ghost in the iconic No Ghosts logo will actually be the main villain in the movie. Named Rowan, it's unclear how he will be brought to life. The movie has the potential to be one of this summer's biggest hits. We'll have to wait until July 15 to see how audiences respond. Are you disappointed that the original Ghostbusters are not reuniting on screen?