Paul Feig's female-led Ghostbusters reboot has been gaining steam over the last few weeks. First, Feig revealed the team's new uniforms and proton packs, then it was revealed that five new cast members, including Oscar-nominee Andy Garcia, were onboard. Now, it seems the film has another key ingredient: a villain.
Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death. reports that Neil Casey (shown above), a comedian best known for his work as a Saturday Night Live writer and co-star of the webseries Other Space, has joined the cast, apparently as a villain named Rowan Elgin. According to Faraci, the role was originally written for Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, but it seems Casey has stepped in to fill it.
"Elgin is a troll who spends his days antagonizing a call-in radio advice doctor as well as working on a secret machine," Faraci said. "That machine is placed beneath the Chrysler Building to tear open a hole in reality and begin an invasion. There are ghost T-Rexs, a Times Square magically returned to the porno days and eventually a giant horned demon."
The part is described as a "major role," making it a first for Casey, but we don't know much more than that right now. We don't know what Elgin's motive is, exactly what kind of supernatural power he's working with/for, or anything else. If this report is true, though, it does seem that the film is definitely going in a different direction with its villainy when compared to the original film.
Ghostbusters hits theaters July 22, 2016.