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Fan-Favorite ‘Ghostbusters’ Character Confirmed For Reboot

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“The Wire” veteran Michael K. Williams has not only revealed a little about his role in the “Ghostbusters” but, undoubtedly more important to fans, confirmed an appearance by a popular franchise character.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly Radio, Williams said he plays “the FBI agent who works for the mayor” (Andy Garcia): ““Our whole thing is, we’re going to tell the people it was a flash in the sky and ‘Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this.'”

But then comes the ectoplasm-covered bombshell. Praising stars Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon, Williams said, “I’m not going to lie, working with Melissa, and Kristen, and Kate, was really dope. But I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like Slimer!!! I’m in a scene with Slimer! I’m a huge ‘Ghostbusters’ fan and it was a dream come true.”

Director Paul Feig shot down a report in November that “The Simpsons” veteran Paul Castellaneta would voice Slimer in the reboot, but stopped short of saying the character wouldn’t appear. It’s been rumored that Feig himself would voice Slimer (director Ivan Reitman provided the voice in the first two “Ghostbusters” films).

“Ghostbusters” opens July 15.

 

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  • Joey Johnson

    Speaking with Entertainment Weekly Radio, Williams said he plays “the FBI agent who works for the mayor” (Andy Garcia): ““Our whole thing is, we’re going to tell the people it was a flash in the sky and ‘Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this.’”

    what was a flash in the sky? what does this mean?

  • NoFace

    Not even Slimer can save this shipwreck of a movie.

  • http://sdelmonte.livejournal.com/ Simon DelMonte

    - I never quite got Slimer’s popularity. Even in the cartoon, which was generally amazing.

    – Remember how the mayor in the original film was essentially Ed Koch? No one does that anymore. (Not that I am begging to see a Bill DeBlasio ripoff, mind you.)

  • http://picklepuss57.tumblr.com/ Picklepuss Dill

    Paul Castellaneta?

  • FromTheAshes21

    The flash in the sky, when the alien ship crash-lands and unleashes the alien threat that the Ghostbusters will be facing. Ghosts come from outer space, right?

  • davewire

    Well this just settles it. Now Coke needs to bring back Ecto Cooler.

  • Joey Johnson

    yikes

  • Joey Johnson

    yikes

  • red vector

    This movie is going to go over like a used tampon in a punch bowl.

  • Broyote

    Pretty sure this was confirmed at Toy Fair this year with the slimer toys with the new figure line.

  • Roland Baldwin

    I’m pretty sure it’s Dan Castellaneta

  • Odin

    So like your sweet 16

  • Hypestyles

    How does an FBI agent directly answer to a mayor?
    Kudos for slimmer– but Slimer needs to talk!!! it’s way past time- even his normal gibberish will do.

  • mcdropkick

    That’s already happening.

  • Doodlee Pigvirus

    pretty much has everything i want now. :D

  • batboy999

    Ghostbusters: 1984-1989. I sure miss you guys.

  • Jon

    Just for the record, Slimer made a name for himself in the “Real Ghostbusters” animated series, and certainly NOT the crappy sequel to the original movie.

  • Darrell Bradford

    I bet they’ll make slimer a woman too…

  • Barbara Gordon

    Interesting. When did you see the movie?

  • Barbara Gordon

    Interesting. When did you see the movie?

  • Barbara Gordon

    Ghostbusters 2 could have been better than the first one, if not for the horrible ending with the statue of liberty coming to life through the mood slime. Even as a kid, that whole part of the movie seemed like it wasn’t supposed to be in the same movie.

    I mean, as far as the main villain goes, Vigo the Carpathian, the evil spirit of blood thirsty ancient warlord living inside a painting was way scarier than Gozer, the woman in the bubble-wrap suit with her plastic castle, who looked like she came from some funky 80’s punk band.
    Vigo was …spookier.

  • Jon

    The Liberty scene at the end was only one of many issues with the sequel. Just like typical comedy sequels, the movie included the same regurgitated jokes from the original. If you thought Ghostbusters 2 could have been better than the first one, you’d be among a very small minority. Good slime? Please.

  • Jon

    The Liberty scene at the end was only one of many issues with the sequel. Just like typical comedy sequels, the movie included the same regurgitated jokes from the original. If you thought Ghostbusters 2 could have been better than the first one, you’d be among a very small minority. Good slime? Please.

  • harry

    The flash in the sky is from Lord Xenu’s galactic cruisers entering our atmosphere. The “ghosts” are just the souls of the frozen aliens that were dumped into the volcanos of Hawaii.

  • Andy McAwesome

    Wow, Paul Castellaneta. I love that guy! You know, the voice of Homar Sampson.

  • Andy McAwesome

    The voice of Homar Sampson.