The new Paul Feig-directed ‘Ghostbusters’ seems to have gotten the final stamp of approval as the two remaining members of the GB team are reported to have cameos in the film– Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts.
Hudson and Potts join Billy Murray and Dan Aykroyd who have already been confirmed to have brief scenes in the reboot. Sadly, Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler in the two original movies passed away last year, before the new film went into production.
Hudson played Winston Zeddmore, the fourth member of the Ghostbusters team and the only full-fledged member who wasn’t a founder. His character was a skeptic who didn’t originally believe in the supernatural but who simply needed a job.
Annie Potts played Janine Melnitz, the group’s nonplussed receptionist. This job, in the new movie, will be filled by Chris Hemsworth.
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ features an all-female team; Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzman and Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan. Wiig, McKinnon and Jones are all alumni of ‘Saturday Night Live’, just as Aykroyd and Murray were. (For his part, Harold Ramis was a star on the Canadian version of SNL, ‘SCTV’.)
Last year, Hudson attracted ire when he commented that fans of the original movies “didn’t want to see” an all-female take on the mostly all-male 80s classics. After outcry, Hudson seemed to change his tune, tweeting a supportive message once the four principle cast members were announced.
He was spotted on the set of the last day of filming the new movie, although nothing is known about his involvement. Potts, on the other hand, is reported to be playing a different type of receptionist, a hotel desk clerk.
So the three surviving ‘Ghostbusters’ from the first two films are accounted for, plus Potts. Unfortunately, there have been no rumors of Sigourney Weaver or Rick Moranis making appearances, but maybe they managed to keep things hush hush? We can hope!
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Source: Screen Rant