Original Ghostbuster, Dan Aykroyd has confirmed that he will be making a small cameo in the upcoming reboot of the ghoulish comedy franchise. Ackroyd announced his cameo via his personal twitter account on Tuesday (14th July) in a tweet that was subsequently deleted.
In the deleted tweet, Aykroyd – who played Ray Stantz in the original 1984 film that he co-wrote with Harold Ramis -described the “lady GB’s” as “adorable, hilarious and badass,” adding that his new Ghostbusters experience was “exhilarating.”
It has been reported by Indie Revolver that Ackroyd’s cameo will see him playing the role of a taxi driver, who has an altercation with Kristen Wiig’s character. According to sources, Wiig’s struggle to commandeer the vehicle is interrupted when Akyroyd yells the iconic line, “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!”
Aykroyd starred in the first two Ghostbusters films alongside Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Murray has made it clear in multiple interviews (the most recent being with MTV’s Josh Horowitz at Comic-Con) that he will not be making an appearance in the new film.
The upcoming comedy, directed by Paul Feig, will star Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the new set of paranormal investigators. It is set to be released on 22nd July 2016.
Remind yourself of the original Ghostbusters in the clip below.