While Paul Feig’s upcoming reboot of “Ghostbusters” will sport cameos from pretty much all the surviving members of the original team from the 1980s classic, the inclusion of that film’s most famous and beloved spook Slimer has been uncertain.
Last November came word the green ghost would appear in the new film and would be voiced by longtime “The Simpsons” actor Dan Castellaneta. Feig quickly took to social media to shoot down the report, saying the “IMDB credit is not true,” which only debunked the voice casting – not Slimer’s appearance.
This week, the film’s co-star Michael K. Williams has confirmed to EW that the character will be back and is definitely set to appear in the film:
“I’m not going to lie, working with Melissa, and Kristen, and Kate, was really dope. But I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like Slimer. I’m in a scene with Slimer! I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan and it was a dream come true.”
Williams also spoke a bit about his character, saying he plays an FBI agent who works for the mayor (Andy Garcia) and is responsible for having to spin the arrival of ghosts to the city. Williams went on to praise his co-stars:
“That was a dream job. They’re at the top of their game, man. I had the pleasure of working with Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon on a show on IFC called Spoils Before Dying. So, I had a relationship with them already. Leslie Jones, you meet her once, you feel you’ve known her your whole life. She penetrates any walls or any barriers you may have, she goes right through that, right to your heart chakra. And Melissa [McCarthy], she’s just a gem. I have so much respect for these ladies.”
The first trailer for the film debuts on March 3rd ahead of the movie’s theatrical release on July 15th.