Ghostbusters 3 all female cast unveiled
While not yet confirmed through official channels, the principal cast of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters 3 appears to have been revealed by Feig himself via Twitter. The Bridesmaids director will, as expected, reunite with Kirsten Wiig and Melissa McCarthy and they'll be joined by fellow Saturday Night Live performers Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
pic.twitter.com/LBtv2YXfv6— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015
While Wiig and McCarthy are no surprise, the latter being given the backing of Bill Murray, McKinnon and Jones should make good additions to the team.
Unfortunately, the internet misogynists are out in force at the casting reveal with various claims that Feig's film will somehow ruin their childhood memories of the original classic film.
In recent years Dan Ackroyd and Ivan Reitman had been pushing to reunite the original cast for a new instalment in the series. Reitman was secured to direct and the whole original team with the exception of Bill Murray were signed up to appear. Unfortunately the death of Harold Ramis last year resulted in Reitman stepping away from the project. Paul Feig was then brought in to soft reboot the series with a female cast.
No firm date for Ghostbusters 3 has been announced but we're expecting it some time in 2016.