When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? I'm sure the new, all-female squad of Ghostbusters are more than capable of handling a paranormal disturbance, but sometimes you need a veteran on hand who's experienced at dealing with giant marshmallow men.
Luckily, vodka enthusiast Dan Aykroyd confirmed today that he will be making a cameo in Paul Feig's 2016 reboot, though it seems he might not be reprising his role as Dr. Ray Stantz.
Aykroyd unveiled the news over Twitter, though apparently did so without the studio's consent, causing him to swiftly delete the following message. But don't worry, the Internet never forgets:
Awesome! I'm all for a new generation of spectre-squashers, but a bit of old blood in the team can't hurt.
However, according to Indie Revolver, Aykroyd won't be powering up his proton pack for another nostalgic ride in the ECTO-1:
Our good friend on the set, “The Twirp” has exclusively revealed to us that Aykroyd is cameoing as a Cabbie in the new film and that he was on set filming his scene last night. The scene featured Kristen Wiig attempting to gain access to Aykroyd’s cab in vein. At some point Aykroyd throws out the iconic line, “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” and drives off with Wiig yelling something along the lines of “That’s a double negative! That means you ARE afraid of ghosts!”
Unfortunately there's no word on whether Bill Murray will also be involved or not, and I can't deny that there's been an aching Peter Venkman shaped hole in my life. Make it happen!