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Ghostbusters: Are any of the original film’s cast members in the reboot?

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife is out now (Picture: Sony)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set to bring the franchise to a whole new generation – but there’s plenty of nostalgia for fans of the originals.

Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things fame and McKenna Grace star in the new supernatural comedy, with a new gang discovering the Ectomobile and uncovering a ghost trap.

Wolfhard and Grace play the children of Coon’s character, who moves her family to Summerville, where we discover that she is the daughter of Egon Spengler (the late Harold Ramis).

Ramis, who died in 2014, posthumously appears in the film via archive footage, but he isn’t the only original Ghostbuster who appears in Afterlife.

Dr Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr Raymond ‘Ray’ Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Dr Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and Janine Melntiz (Annie Potts) all appear in the movie at some point.

The Ghostbusters team all return to assist the Spengler family, while Potts appears in two scenes in the movie.

Meanwhile, Weaver can be seen in a mid-credits scene.

In another sweet connection to the originals, Jason Reitman directs Afterlife, after his father Ivan Reitman directed 1984’s Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel.

There were talks to have a third sequel, but discussion stalled following Ramis’s death.

A 2016 sequel which focused on four female Ghostbusters, played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, received backlash and was a box office bomb.

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The original film was released in 1984 (Picture: Columbia Pictures)

The original cast also made cameos in the reboot, but not as their original characters. Murray played a paranormal debunker, Aykroyd played a taxi driver, Hudson played Leslie Jones’ character’s uncle, Weaver played Kate McKinnon’s character’s mentor, and Potts played a hotel receptionist.

Ghosbusters: Afterlife is in cinemas now.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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