Ghostbusters originator Dan Aykroyd has had nothing but positive things to say about Paul Feig's upcoming reboot starring Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. While we've been spending our time breaking down trailers and pacing our apartments waiting for the new film to arrive, Aykroyd has actually been watching — and enjoying — said film.
Over the weekend, he caught a test screening of the new movie and tweeted:
As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends!
Aykroyd, along with original Ghostbusters cast members Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, all make cameos in the new film, but eagle-eyed YouTuber SylverLeo has spotted Aykroyd's cameo in a new UK TV advertisement, proving that the comedian still ain't afraid of no ghost.
Check it out:
Of course, we've known that Aykroyd would be playing a cab driver for a while now, but this is the first we've seen of it in the flesh.
For those holding out hope that maybe the new Ghostbusters would be secretly connected to the original series and that the cab driver thing was a ruse, this TV spot confirms that isn't the case — unless Ray Stantz decided to retire from the paranormal and become a New York City cabbie.
After being responsible for Mr. Stay Puft and getting possessed by Vigo, I wouldn't really blame him.
Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15.