A bunch of new official images have been released via Ghostbustersnews.com which are character shots of the main cast from Paul Feig’s upcoming female-fronted remake of “Ghostbusters.” The role reversal aspect of the movie was made obvious once Sony Pictures gave a go signal for the movie. The most interesting image is that of “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth, who plays a secretary in the film, a role originally played by a woman in the 1984 hit film by Ivan Reitman.
Hemsworth will play a character called Kevin in the new Ghostbusters. The original version of the character, Janine Melnitz, was portrayed by Annie Potts, who is considered by many fans to be irreplaceable. So, it’s a clever move on the part of Feige to cast a man in the role, none other than Thor himself. He is even deglamourised by a set of glasses, perhaps so that he won’t steal the spotlight from the four female leads played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
Hemsworth showed his funny bone in the remake of “Vacation,” and Paul Feig himself has showed us Jason Statham’s funny side, who is an all-out action star, notes Collider. There appears no cause for worry yet.
Feig has filmed cameos for many of the original Ghostbusters cast, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver, reports Bloody Disgusting.
The film also stars Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as a character named Hawkins and Matt Walsh as a character named Rourke.
Writer and actor Neil Casey of Saturday Night Live (SNL) fame is portraying the main villain in the movie. The ghost of a murderer who resurrects a ghost army based on historical characters. Deadline noted that all four of the female leads of the film had been involved with SNL for many years.
The “Ghostbusters” remake is being produced by the director of the original film, Ivan Reitman, and is set to release in cinemas worldwide in both 2D and 3D in July this year.