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Paul Rudd joins Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters 2020

June 27th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well it had to start soon, but the big names have started joining the upcoming Ghostbusters 2020 and the most recent addition is a gem!

Yes, Paul Rudd, he of Ant-man, Friends and Role Models fame, has signed on as ‘a teacher’ in Jason Reitman’s upcoming movie.

Now, Rudd shares a very cool video below but doesn’t reveal too much about his role except he’s in it… but as someone who has given this waaaaaay too much thought over the years Rudd was always one of my top choices for a Ghostbusters role – I always liked him but his role in Role Models cemented the notion for me.

Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan Reitman directed the original movies, had this to say: “I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my short film opened for ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ at Sundance. I’m thrilled he’ll be joining this new chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.”

Ghsotbuusters is a unique franchise as the role needs someone who is funny naturally and not just when they have dick and fart jokes – the humour comes from the ridiculousness of these guys (and gals if it goes that way (it will)) who are just doing a day-to-day job that happens to be completely mental.

Rudd joins Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace in the movie.

The little details we do know about the movie is that it centres around a family who have a massive- but unknown – connection to the original GB movies. I’m guessing Rudd is part of the family or a teacher of the kids who will become involved somehow.

Of course, we also haver reason to believe Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson, Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray will be returning to their original roles too.

Honestly, Rudd and Jason Bateman were always my two main choices so this makes me very happy.

Source: Variety

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….