Dan Aykroyd’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Cameo Details Possibly Revealed
While the following is still a rumor, you might want to turn back now if you wish to avoid potential spoilers for Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters movie. We’ve heard for some time now that Dan Aykroyd is putting in a cameo appearance, but we weren’t sure if he’d be doing so as Ray from the original Ghostbusters, or an entirely new character. Given Feig’s plans for his new film, the former was pretty unlikely.
Feig’s Ghostbusters takes place in a world where there have been no previous Ghostbusters, so Aykroyd — or any of the original cast — reprising their roles from the first film wasn’t going to work. But according to a report from Indie Revolver, we might know how Feig is using Aykroyd in the new Ghostbusters.
The report claims that there is a scene in which Kristen Wiig’s character hails a cab, and her cabbie is none other than Aykroyd. It’s meant to be a cute, brief nod to the original film without being too overt. Then again, the obvious nature of the cameo is sort of inevitable no matter how Feig approaches it. During the scene, Aykroyd’s cabbie tells Wiig, “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts,” to which she responds, “That’s a double negative! That means you are afraid of ghosts!”
If true, it looks as though Feig & Co. are finally addressing the grammatical error in that classic phrase. The joke seems a bit too basic, but (again, if true) perhaps Aykroyd and Wiig can make it work.
Ghostbusters also stars Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth, and hits theaters on July 22, 2016.