Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Dan Aykroyd’s cameo in Ghostbusters has been given away


What makes you feel good: a) Bustin’ or b) Spoilin’?

If you fall into the former camp, chances are you’ll want to look away now and go into the all-female Ghostbusters reboot with fresh eyes.

Word is that franchise faves Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver will all cameo as all new characters when the film hits cinemas in just over a month, though one actor we already knew was sure to appear was Dan Aykroyd, the same spectre-taming stalwart who's been trying to get a new Ghostbusters film off the ground since 1989’s hit sequel.

And now we know just who he’s playing: a six-second clip in a new UK TV spot (uploaded by eagle-eyed fans to YouTube and swiftly removed by Sony Pictures) sees new Ghostbuster Kirsten Wiig interacting with a New York taxi driver as a supernatural army invades the city. That cabbie? You guessed it, Dan Aykroyd.


The reveal comes as Aykroyd took to Facebook to defend the film from internet ‘haters’, claiming he’s seen a cut and it’s terrific. But then he would say that.

Could it be that the negative response to the first trailer, which even Melissa McCarthy has since admitted was “very confusing”, has seen studio execs to turning to some familiar faces in order to win back the trust of older fans?

In truth, given the fact they used it an ad, it’s not much of a spoiler, more a missed opportunity by the marketing team to keep the best surprises until cinemagoers can watch the action comedy in its entirety. Who knows, maybe our Bill Murray theory will hold up too.

Something tell us (*cough, pre-sales, cough*) it won’t be the last cameo we see before now and 11 July.



The second Ghostbusters trailer will restore your faith in the reboot


Melissa McCarthy didn't understand the Ghostbusters trailer either


Why Bill Murray is (probably) the baddie in the new Ghostbusters



Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are making a new comedy-horror together

It's called 'Slaughterhouse Rulez' and sounds A+

by Alex Finnis
17 May 2017

New trailer drops for 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

It all ends here

by Matt Tate
16 May 2017

Why are Adam Sandler's deliberately terrible movies so irresistible?

They constantly get terrible ratings, and yep keep making big money. What's Adam Sandler's secret?

by Josh Pappenheim
15 May 2017

Ian McShane: “I haven’t seen a lot of films I’ve done”

We spoke to the veteran actor, and tried not to get distracted by how good he smelled

by Ralph Jones
10 May 2017

'Get Out' has broken records by raking in $200 million worldwide

Jordan Peele has become the first African-American writer-director to have his debut movie pass the $200 million mark

by Gary Ogden
09 May 2017

They're rebooting 'Hellboy' without the original cast and crew

But who will play Hellboy?

by Gary Ogden
09 May 2017

Spider-Man's identity is uncovered in this new 'Homecoming' clip

Not so smooth there, Spidey

by Gary Ogden
08 May 2017

How Hollywood uses sound and images to terrify people in cinemas

Da-dum, da-dum, DA-DUM, DA-DUM

by Chris Alexander
04 May 2017

Chris Pratt had other ideas for Kurt Russell's 'Guardians' role

This is why he's not in charge of the writing

by Matt Tate
03 May 2017

Explosive first trailer for The Dark Tower emerges online


by Matt Tate
03 May 2017