Ghostbusters Casts


They're crossing streams!

The original cast of Ghostbusters has teamed up with the reboot's cast to form one epic ghost-busting team. In honor of Ghostbusters Day, a.k.a. the anniversary of the original movie's release, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones have united with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts to make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night.

"Seeing the original and new Ghostbusters all together (will be) like being in the presence of the comedy gods on Mount Olympus," new Ghostbusters director Paul Feig told USA TODAY in a statement. "This is an epic summit of some of the funniest people on the planet. Long live the Ghostbusters!"

Ahead of the episode's airing, Feig tweeted out an awesome picture of both casts coming together in honor of the original movie's special day. "I mean, c'mon, how can this picture NOT make you happy? This is an epic group of people," he wrote alongside the happy-go-lucky picture. "Happy Ghostbusters Day!"



Tonight's late-night appearance is just one of a few times these two casts will mingle, as Hudson, Aykroyd, Murray and Potts have all confirmed that they're making cameos in the reboot. They won't be reprising their roles; instead they'll be playing new characters.

"They're extraordinarily funny and there's a great chemistry with them," Hudson said earlier this year when asked about his cameo and the film. "I think it's going to be very good. The script I knew was good. I knew the special effects would be amazing. But I was really pleasantly surprised to see how the women kind of gelled together." 

Aykroyd also recently sung Feig's movie's praises. "Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it!" Aykryod wrote on Facebook. "As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends!"

The women of the Ghostbusters reboot also received covers for Elle magazine's July issue. Each star looked glamorous dressed in something other than her typical ghost-busting uniform, but the real fun is to be had in the magazine's video of the women giving the iconic theme song a different twist. Watch the video to see these funny ladies get dramatic.

Ghostbusters flies into theaters July 15.

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