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Dan Akroyd, star of the original Ghostbusters movies, has revealed he is to make a cameo in the upcoming female-dominated Ghostbusters reboot.
Rumors of Dan’s return began to recirculate after he revealed on Twitter that he was on the film’s set shooting a scene with Kristen Wiig. The tweet has now been removed, but Entertainment Weekly reports that his representatives have confirmed it to be true.
Speculation has naturally started in the media about the context of the scene, and also why the tweet was removed.
Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the highly successful Ghostbusters franchise. Fans in the US and UK marked the occasion by gathering to watch a restored and remastered version on the big screen.
In the original two Ghostbusters movies, Dan Akroyd played the part of Ray Stantz, an expert on paranormal history and metallurgy. Ray designs and builds the equipmet for catching the iconic ghosts.
Dan Akroyd (63) has actually played a cameo as as the character Ray Stantz before, in the 1995 movie Casper.
Fans of the original would also like to see a cameo from Bill Murray, who would reprise his role as Dr. Peter Venkman. Bill has openly stated in the past that he doesn’t want to star in a third movie.
Not much has been revealed plot-wise about the new movie, but the all female ghost-busting team also includes Mike and Molly’s Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig, celebrity impressionist Kate McKinnon and Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones.
Thor’s Chris Hemsworth and Ocean’s 11’s Andy Garcia also have roles in the new movie.
The rebooted Ghostbusters is due for release July 22nd 2016.