At least one original Ghostbuster will be showing up in Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters flick. Dan Aykroyd tweeted that he was filming a cameo on the set of the new movie alongside Kristen Wiig. But does that necessarily mean Ray Stantz will be showing up?
He’s deleted the tweet since then, but here’s a jpg of it:
There are one of two ways this could go: 1) Aykroyd returns as Stantz, and maybe the new Ghostbusters are possibly licensing a franchise from the original team; 2) Aykroyd is making a random cameo as a random character, perhaps as a guy in a crowd scene, maybe a dude who hires the ‘Busters, or theoretically even be in some make-up as a ghost himself, as unlikely as that sounds. But I’m betting it’ll be answer #1—if the Ghostbusters let people to license the name to set up their own exorcism businesses, that allows for a multitude of Ghostbusters teams in the future, which (even though Channing Tatum’s movie seems to be off the table) I’m sure Sony is still very much hoping to do.
That said, I would also accept a cameo where the new Ghostbusters finally bust the ghost that gave Stantz a blowjob in the original movie, and he’s sad about it.
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