An old face on a new set.

Dan Aykroyd, one of the original four Ghostbusters, has a cameo in Paul Feig’s reboot. But the new version is a hard reboot, meaning it takes place in a universe where the events of the original films never took place, so the question in many people’s minds has been what Aykroyd’s role was. Now, Indie Revolver is reporting that they have the answer.

Our good friend on the set, “The Twirp” has exclusively revealed to ua that Aykroyd is cameoing as a Cabbie in the new film and that he was on set filming his scene last night. The scene featured Kristen Wiig trying to hail Aykroyd’s cab. Aykroyd throws out the iconic line, “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.” And drives away with Wiig yelling something along the lines of “That’s a double negative! That means you are afraid of ghosts!”

I’ve seen a few negative reactions to this news, but honestly I don’t think it says much about the movie either way. It kind of sounds like a throwaway joke – it doesn’t necessarily mean that all the jokes will rely on nostalgic references.

The Ghostbusters reboot stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Joining them in the cast are Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire), Matt Walsh (Veep), and Pat Kiernan.

The film’s synopsis:

Wiig and McCarthy play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia.

Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.

Paul Feig is directing from a script by Kate Dippold. The film is scheduled for release on July 22, 2016.



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