Unsurprisingly, people have wanted a reaction from the surviving original Ghostbusters, and two of them have obliged (kind of).
THR asked Dan Aykroyd what he thought of the casting, and was given a decidedly positive response.
“The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy. My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day, and this is a beautiful development in the legacy of our family business.”
Ernie Hudson posted his response on Twitter, simply stating “Two words: No comment.” The actor previously stated that he wasn’t massively keen on the idea of an all-female Ghostbusters in an interview with The Telegraph, opining that he would prefer an original-cast return.
So, one approval and one no comment. Bill Murray previously told The Toronto Star “I’m fine with it,” and the new casting is made up of half of his four suggestions in McCarthy and Wiig. “Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny!”
If rumours of his appearing in a non-Venkman role turn out to be true, then his approval will be confirmed.
The untitled Ghostbusters movie is released on 22 July 2016. You can buy Ghostbusters 1&2 on Blu-ray for £8 at Amazon.co.uk.