Yesterday, we reported the surprising news that Ernie Hudson came aboard for a cameo role in Sony's Ghostbusters reboot, on the final day of production in New York City yesterday. With the post-production process now getting under way, it isn't known when we'll get our first look at footage or official photos. While we begin the long wait for the first footage to debut, Just Jared has new photos from the final day of production on the Ghostbusters reboot.
These new image give us our last look on the set of the remake's four main stars, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as they film their final scenes. Unfortunately, no details were given for the last scenes that were shot. We know that all of the original surviving Ghostbusters, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson have been confirmed for cameo appearances. We don't have any confirmed details about who they will play, but there have been rumors about their characters.
Bill Murray is believed to be playing a a man out to debunk the girls and their ghosts theories. Dan Aykroyd is playing a cab driver who gives Kristen Wiig a lift. It has also been rumored that Dan Aykroyd will get to say the iconic line, 'I aint afraid of no ghosts.' Nothing has been revealed about who Ernie Hudson is playing, but since the other original actors aren't reprising their roles, it's clear that Ernie Hudson isn't returning as Winston Zeddmore.
Sony hasn't released an official synopsis yet, but there have been rumors that Kristen Wiig's Erin Gilbert wrote a book with Melissa McCarthy's Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), where they posited that ghosts are real. Erin loses her teaching job at Columbia University once word of her book resurfaces, and she reteams with Abby and her new partner, Jillian Holtzman (Kate McKinnon) and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones). Together, they must save New York from a supernatural threat. Director Paul Feig essentially confirmed that the iconic ghost Slimer will be back, posting a photo of some green slime just before filming started in June.
The supporting cast includes Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters secretary, Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Neil Casey as the villain and Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh and Pat Kiernan in unspecified roles. Paul Feig is directing from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold, with Sony setting a July 22, 2016 release date for this remake. Check out the last set photos from Ghostbusters, and stay tuned for more updates.