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Chris Hemsworth signs on as the Ghostbusters’ receptionist….

June 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments


The Ghostbusters reboot train rolls on and today we a very unexpected bit of casting…

Filling the shoes of the great Annie Potts as the Ghostbusters’ receptionist is… Chris Hemsworth?!

Yes, Thor himself will be answering the calls coming through for Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon’s new GB team in the reboot.

We love Hemsworth here and, given his recent desire to get into comedy with the upcoming Vacation movie, we’re not that surprised upon reflection to see him taking a role in the movie – we just hope it’s not so the females in the cast can spend the movie remarking on his looks as Ghostbusters has never been about that on any level.

Speaking with Comingsoon, Director Paul Feig said: “I’m having a lot of fun playing with genres… I love the original film, but I also just love the idea of busting ghosts and kind of paranormal warriors. I thought, ‘You know, if I could do this with the funny women I know and kind of just do a new origin story…’ I’m more interested in what would happen today. You know, you see things on TV about ghosts, but none of it’s real. What if, suddenly, something started happening? What happens when that just begins to happen to people? Also, how do they develop their technology? It’s not as fun if they’re just handed their proton packs. It’s why it’s not as fun to do a sequel. The fun is getting there.”

Ghostbusters starts filming this month with a July 22nd, 2016 release date.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….