The reboot of Ghostbusters has been a divisive movie ever since it was rumored that it would feature an all-female cast. Some of the skepticism was buffered when the leads were announced, including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Today director Paul Feig announced via Twitter that he had found his secretary for the movie, Chris Hemsworth.
If you look at Hemsworth's recent track record, this really comes as no surprise. In recent years he has had a mix of critical reception to his work. He received praise for his performance in Rush, before starring in one of the biggest flops of this year with Blackhat. While in the [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), his character Thor found new life and levity, serving essentially as the comic relief in most of his scenes. He also hosted Saturday Night Live and gave a winning performance, including a spoof of the Avengers that is worth checking out. However, what probably secured his role in the upcoming [Ghostbusters (2016)](tag:32733) reboot, is the huge buzz that he is getting for his role in the upcoming Vacation sequel. The word is that he steals the show, in what is expected to be a smash-hit comedy.
It is hard to say if the move to cast Hemsworth as the secretary in Ghostbusters is truly progressive, or simply designed to piss people off. It is easy to imagine how Hemsworth might fit into the movie. He is probably their newly hired secretary that doesn't have great skills, but they hired to be the eye candy. Somehow he gets involved in the action (probably not actually ghost busting) and proves his worth to the real paranormal "experts." Or some variation on that, so Hemsworth can play naive or oblivious to their advances. And judging by their chemistry on Saturday Night Live, don't be surprised to see Hemsworth and Jones get close by the end. Expect the unexpected when Ghostbusters opens next year.
The Ghostbusters reboot is scheduled for release on July 22nd, 2016.
Source: Point of Geeks