Yesterday marked the 32nd anniversary of the original Ghostbusters hitting theaters, with Sony releasing new videos that shed some light on their upcoming reboot, in celebration of "Ghostbusters Day." Last night, the celebration continued as the past and present came together on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. Stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts, who all have cameos in the reboot, united with the new Ghostbusters cast Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. In case you missed it, we have nine videos from this special episode.
While this episode was certainly a lot of fun for all involved, Jimmy Kimmel did delve into some serious issues as well. In one of the videos below, the host touches upon all the hatred that has been spewed forth by a number of fans of the original, who are upset about this Ghostbuseters reboot's all-female cast. Along with all of the main cast members, this late night talk show brought in another blast from the past, Ray Parker Jr., who came back to perform the original Ghostbusters theme song, which both casts danced to.
If that wasn't enough, there was even an appearance from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, while the original cast discussed how they "stole" some of their shots while shooting in New York City. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man seen on the show was actually built by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken). They brought on Bill Bryan, the creator of the original Stay Puft costume, his son Toby Bryan and George Troaster (Face Off) to work with their creative director Ben Bayouth in putting this together.The original cast also offered some high praise about the reboot, which they all saw the night before, and they even reacted to a number of bizarre Ghostbusters tattoos. We'll have to wait and see if the moviegoing public shares their enthusiasm when Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15.
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. This summer, they're here to save the world! The new Ghostbusters are Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Chris Hemsworth leads the supporting cast, playing the Ghostbusters' new secretary Kevin.
Original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have all been confirmed for cameo appearances, although we have yet to see them in any of the footage released thus far. This new Ghostbusters adventure will go up against Broad Green Pictures' The Infiltrator. Ghostbusters is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman. The supporting cast includes Andy Garcia as the mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as Hawkins, Matt Walsh as Rourke, Pat Kiernan as a news anchor and Neil Casey as the human villain Rowan. Take a look at these videos from last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live courtesy of Youtube, and stay tuned for more on Ghostbusters.