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Dan Aykroyd calls the Ghostbusters remake cast “magnificent”

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we heard the slightly negative words from Ernie Hudson about the cast for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters remake, and today we have some thoughts from fellow original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd, who also co-wrote the original movie.

“The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy,” Aykroyd told The Hollywood Reporter. “My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day, and this is a beautiful development in the legacy of our family business.”

See Also – Ernie Hudson is not a fan of the new Ghostbusters cast

See Also – Bill Murray to play the villain in Ghostbusters remake?

Dan Aykroyd had been pushing for Ghostbusters 3 and was one of the first people to talk openly about the movie back in the early 90s. Recently he spoke about the chances of »

- Gary Collinson

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Ghostbusters remake casting reaction – Flickering Myth Podcast #108

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast puts in a call…

On today’s episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast, Luke Owen and Scott Davis sit down to give their thoughts on the line-up and casting for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters line-up.

Fair warning – there’s a lot of swearing and hate for The Heat.

See Also – Ernie Hudson is not a fan of the new Ghostbusters cast

See Also – Bill Murray to play the villain in Ghostbusters remake?

You can subscribe to the Flickering Myth Podcast via iTunes, update your RSS feed or listen via Sitcher or using the player below…

Ghostbusters is set for release on July 22nd, 2016 and will be directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) with a cast that includes Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), Leslie Jones (We Are Family) and Kate McKinnon (Angry Birds).

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- Gary Collinson

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Ernie Hudson Actually Likes All-Female 'Ghostbusters'

14 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shortly after it was confirmed in October that Sony's new Ghostbusters reboot will feature an all-female cast, original Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson said in an interview that he thought it was "a bad idea." Earlier this week, the cast was confirmed, with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon taking on the lead roles. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ernie Hudson has changed his tune, calling the new cast "phenomenal." Here's what he had to say below.

"Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts ... phenomenal!"

The Hollywood Reporter asked the actor's publicist to clarify his sudden change of opinion on the reboot, but no response was received. Oddly enough, yesterday, the actor responded to the casting news in a tweet that was later deleted, stating, "Two Words: no comment." He did, however send out another tweet today, where he reiterated his statement to The Hollywood Reporter. »

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Ernie Hudson Changes Tune on All-Girl ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast, Calls It ‘Phenomenal’

18 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ernie Hudson has come around on Paul Feig‘s upcoming all-girl “Ghostbusters” reboot, after previously slamming the idea of the remake and more recently offering up a cryptic “no comment.”

“Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts … phenomenal,” Hudson tells TheWrap.

Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’

But when Hudson spoke to the Telegraph in October he offered vastly different sentiments, going so far as to call the idea of a female-focused cast “bad idea,” especially if it meant he wasn’t offered up a part.

“If it has »

- Travis Reilly

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Ernie Hudson has now weighed in on the new Ghostbusters cast

19 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's common for celebrities to backtrack on things they have said, maybe they didn't understand the question or maybe their handler or agent was too busy playing Words with Friends. Whatever the case is, it's become the norm. When it comes to the new cast of Ghostbusters, it’s no secret that Bill Murray was all for it from the beginning (he suggested Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig for the film las year), and yesterday we shared with you what Dan Aykroyd »

- Graham McMorrow

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Dan Aykroyd Praises 'Magnificent' New 'Ghostbusters' Cast

29 January 2015 7:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The cast of the "Ghostbusters" reboot is officially in place -- Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon will be suiting up for the flick -- and original 'buster Dan Aykroyd could not be happier with the ensemble.

In a statement, Aykroyd (who starred in and co-wrote the first two flicks) told The Hollywood Reporter that the fierce foursome had his blessing.

"The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy," Aykroyd's statement said. "My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day, and this is a beautiful development in the legacy of our family business."

While Aykroyd's stamp of approval is pretty great, his reference to his great-grandfather is especially worth noting. Some diehard "Ghostbusters" fans may already know, but Aykroyd's family member was an early follower of parapyschology, »

- Katie Roberts

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What Does Dan Aykroyd Think of the New Ghostbusters Cast?

29 January 2015 6:03 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We recently learned that Melissa McCarthyKristen WiigKate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones have joined the cast of Paul Feige's Ghostbusters reboot. Fans don't seem too happy with the casting, or the direction that the movie is going. I'm not really that excited about it either. It's going to be interesting to see how well this movie does at the box office. One of our readers, who goes by the name of spynet315, gave a pretty cool alternate line-up of actors that you can read in the comment section in the link above. 

As you know, Dan Aykroyd has been trying to get a third Ghostbusters movie off the ground for years. He wasn't able to make it happen, so a reboot is on the way. When I first heard the casting news, I was curious to see what he thought of it, and this is what he had to »

- Joey Paur

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Dan Aykroyd calls the Ghostbusters remake cast “magnificent”

29 January 2015 5:03 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we heard the slightly negative words from Ernie Hudson about the cast for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters remake, and today we have some thoughts from fellow original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd, who also co-wrote the original movie.

“The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy,” Aykroyd told The Hollywood Reporter. “My great-grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day, and this is a beautiful development in the legacy of our family business.”

See Also – Ernie Hudson is not a fan of the new Ghostbusters cast

See Also – Bill Murray to play the villain in Ghostbusters remake?

Dan Aykroyd had been pushing for Ghostbusters 3 and was one of the first people to talk openly about the movie back in the early 90s. Recently he spoke about the chances of relaunching »

- Luke Owen

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Yes, No, Maybe So: 'Spy'

29 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Margaret here with an update on upcoming projects from Paul Feig, the bannerman for blockbuster female-driven comedy. He's following up the roaring success of Bridesmaids and The Heat with two more big-budget Melissa McCarthy projects due over the next couple summers. 

The buzzier of the projects is a female-led Ghostbusters reboot, whose main cast has just been announced. It's a wonderful lineup: Feig muse Melissa McCarthy, post-Bridesmaids movie star Kristen Wiig, the hilarious rubber-faced Saturday Night Live Mvp Kate McKinnon, and comedy vet Leslie Jones, a recent addition to SNL as both a writer and a featured player. These choices, exciting on their own, are all the more gratifying when one considers all those rumors circa the Sony leak that they were looking at gamine young A-listers like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone.

 While we bask in the casting news (and speculate wildly on the movie's plot), let's take »

- Margaret de Larios

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Ghostbusters remake casting reaction – Flickering Myth Podcast #108

29 January 2015 2:13 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast puts in a call…

On today’s episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast, Luke Owen and Scott Davis sit down to give their thoughts on the line-up and casting for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters line-up.

Fair warning – there’s a lot of swearing and hate for The Heat.

See Also – Ernie Hudson is not a fan of the new Ghostbusters cast

See Also – Bill Murray to play the villain in Ghostbusters remake?

You can subscribe to the Flickering Myth Podcast via iTunes, update your RSS feed or listen via Sitcher or using the player below…

And don’t forget to check out past episodes via the Flickering Myth Pocast website or use the player below:

Have any thoughts on the Flickering Myth Podcast? Let us know in the comments section below or email luke@flickeringmyth.com.

Ghostbusters is set for release on July 22nd, 2016 and »

- Luke Owen

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Ernie Hudson is not a fan of the new Ghostbusters cast

29 January 2015 1:54 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Original Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson has already been pretty vocally annoyed about the all-female Ghostbusters remake, and now he has shared his thoughts on the officially announced cast.

On his official Facebook page, the actor simply wrote, “Two words: No comment”.

No please Ernie, tell us how you really feel.

See Also – Ernie Hudson doesn’t think fans want an all-female Ghostbusters

Hudson has shown his displeasure at Sony for not moving forward with Ghostbusters 3 and instead pushing for a remake. For the last twenty years or so, Hudson had petitioned for a third movie to be made.

“I heard it was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies,” Hudson said last year. “If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?”

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- Gary Collinson

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Bill Murray to play the villain in Ghostbusters remake?

29 January 2015 1:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was revealed yesterday that the cast of Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters remake would be Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live) and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) and now we bring some more possible casting news.

According to Hitflix, Sony are looking for original Ghostbuster Bill Murray to play the one of the villains within this remake, essentially taking on the William Atherton role from the first movie. According to the wesbite, Murry would play a character named Martin Heiss, who is “a professional supernatural debunker who is out to prove that the Ghostbusters are frauds.”

Murray has famously been the actor to hold back the momentum of the proposed Ghostbusters 3, which is now shelved completely so Paul Feig can direct this remake. He has been very vocally praising of this new remake, saying it’s a “grande idea” and publicly endorsing »

- Gary Collinson

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Ghostbusters: Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson on the new movie

28 January 2015 10:42 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Two of the original four Ghostbusters respond to the new movie, and the new casting...

Yesterday's announcement that the Ghostbusters reboot was pressing ahead, was being released in July 2016, and would be headlined by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon caused, er, 'some debate' online.

Putting aside a lot of the sexist comments that were being banded about, there remains clearly a real concern that Ghostbusters is a cherished monument that shouldn't be cheapened in any way. That said, we're a long way from finding out if Paul Feig's film will actually live up to what went before or not. Let's just say that the project has some work on its hands to win Ghostbusters fans round.

Two of the original four Ghostbusters have now weighed in with their thoughts over the past 24 hours, then. And first up is Dan Aykroyd.

When asked by The Hollywood »

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Dan Aykroyd Praises New All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Cast

28 January 2015 4:37 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The new all-female Ghostbusters cast was announced yesterday, as director Paul Feig confirmed a reunion with his Bridesmaids costars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, who will also be joined by current Saturday Night Live cast mates Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The news caused a wave of mixed reactions, with a lot of longtime fans hating this lineup. One person who actually loves these new Ghostbusters is co-creator and star of the original franchise Dan Aykroyd.

THR reached out to Aykroyd, who has been one of the loudest champions of a new sequel, attempting to get it off the ground since the 90s. They asked for his reaction, and they got quite a nice one, which finds the former SNL icon heaping praise upon these ladies while giving a shoutout to his own Aykroyd family name:

The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the&#160Ghostbusters&#160torch by these most magnificent women in comedy. »

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Everything You Need to Know About New 'Ghostbusters' Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones

28 January 2015 3:03 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Director Paul Feig — he of Bridesmaids and The Heat fame — ain’t afraid of 1) No ghosts, and 2) Casting lesser-known actresses to front his divisive Ghostbusters reboot, as proven by his choice of Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones to star alongside Feig regulars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

Anyone see that coming? (We didn’t.)

Which isn’t to say we aren’t excited about this cast. Quite the opposite: If you’re a Saturday Night Live fan, you already know Kate McKinnon is one of the funniest, smartest actresses working these days. And Leslie Jones steals just about every scene she’s in. If you’re not an SNL fan, here’s a quick cheat sheet to get you up to speed.

Watch: Return to the red carpet for 'Ghostbusters' 1984 premiere!

Kate McKinnon got her start with the Upright Citizens Brigarde (the improv troupe founded by Amy Poehler, among others). Her movie work is limited, with appearances »

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How Dan Aykroyd Feels About The New Cast Of Ghostbusters

28 January 2015 2:11 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With the venerable question of "who you gonna call?" answered with the recent announcement of an all-female cast, the new Ghostbusters reboot looks set to tackle something strange in the neighborhood. Now, as the news continues to be digested, we are finally starting to get some feedback from the celebrated surviving cast members of the original film - most notably, Ray Stantz himself, Dan Aykroyd. The verdict is. promising. The Hollywood Reporter had a chance to catch up to the former pointer of proton streams and according to Dab Aykroyd, he is more than happy to pass the mantle of paranormal police officer to newbies Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy in the reboot directed by Paul Feig. Said the original Ghostbusters star, "The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy. My great grandfather, Dr. Sam »

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Dan Aykroyd And Ernie Hudson Respond To Ghostbusters Casting News

28 January 2015 1:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Yesterday, the Interwebs lit up like a Christmas tree with the news that Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot has finally locked down its core cast. Confirmed by writer-director Paul Feig via his Twitter account, we now know that Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will be strapping on the proton packs for next year’s feature. Later on, a spray of details concerning their characters arrived, and most film fans got rather excited.

One of those included original ‘buster, Dan Aykroyd, who also co-created the comedy franchise. A long-time supporter of the third Ghostbusters film, he responded to the casting news in a magnificent fashion (via THR):

The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy. My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day and this is »

- Gem Seddon

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Dan Aykroyd Comments On Cast Of New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie

28 January 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The movie world shook on Tuesday when Sony Pictures and Paul Feig officially announced the cast for the new Ghostbusters movie. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen WiigLeslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are the new team we’ll meet on July 22, 2016. One person who isn’t strapping on a proton-pack is Dan Aykroyd, the franchise’s mouthpiece for the better part of […]

The post Dan Aykroyd Comments On Cast Of New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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[Media] - "Untitled Ghostbusters Reboot" Cast and Release Date Revealed!

28 January 2015 12:56 PM, PST | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

It's official! Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming reboot, just took to Twitter to reveal his new cast. Headlining the supernatural comedy are Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids", "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty"), Melissa McCarthy ("The Heat", "Tammy"), Leslie Jones ("Saturday Night Live", "Top Five") and Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live", "Life Partners"). He also announced that the film will be released on July 22, 2016. A remake of director Ivan Reitman's 1984 comedy classic, Feig's take on the property is said to be targeting a scarier tone that will not maintain any continuity with the original film or its 1989 sequel. Back in September, original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray revealed his own “fan cast” for a female-driven franchise reboot, which included both »

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Fan reaction to new 'Ghostbusters' will make you lose And gain faith in humanity

28 January 2015 12:33 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday, news broke that Paul Feig was indeed going to remake “Ghostbusters” with an all-female cast. The lucky ladies are Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. The Internet promptly lost it. Well, a specific portion of the Internet. Now, you Could argue the merits of remaking “Ghostbusters” at all. Why not just create a new supernatural comedy and let sleeping franchises lie? But that’s not the dialogue the chuckleheads in the “#Ghostbusters women” Twitter search are having. They’re focused on the blasphemy of letting people with vaginas bust ghosts…because everyone knows you can’t cross the streams if you have to sit down to pee. Do yourself and favor and don’t go looking through the backlog, but allow this image to give you a glimpse into the mind of a “Ghostbusters” gender purist. Via Matt Binder Luckily, for every regressive screaming into the »

- Donna Dickens

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