Both Ghostbusters Casts Will Come Together on Jimmy Kimmel Live
The cast of the new Ghostbusters movie has already been making the rounds to promote the film, which hits theaters on July 17. Meanwhile, the 32nd anniversary of the very first Ghostbusters movie is popping up on June 8, and so in perfect celebratory fashion, the cast of the first film (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts) will be joined by the cast of the new film (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones) in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The new film (which still isn’t actually out yet, just so we’re clear) has many fans divided over their responses to it. However, so far initial test screenings have been positive and Aykroyd recently tweeted that he’d both a) seen the movie and b) enjoyed it—although he was promptly swarmed by nay-sayers and people who claimed he was being paid off to promote a positive review of the film. (If we can’t trust the man who literally co-wrote and starred in the first Ghostbusters and its sequel, who can we trust?) And while co-star Ernie Hudson initially came out in support of the concept of an all-female Ghostbusters before doubling back on his words, his attendance would suggest he’s come around to the idea again.
It’s likely that this upcoming Ghostbusters anniversary segment is another way for Sony to try and draw in the male audience they’re still trying to appeal to even throughout the last few weeks leading up to the film’s premiere date; several ads promoting the movie aired during the NBA Finals game last night. So maybe, just maybe this Kimmel appearance will finally prove to the Ghostbusters haters once and for all that we can get along? At this point, it may be too late for Sony convince some fans to give this movie a shot, but you can’t blame them for trying.
(via Entertainment Weekly)
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