Paul Feig casts an Avenger as the receptionist in his Ghostbusters

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Jun 11, 2015, 1:06 PM EDT (Updated)

There are still plenty of fans out there who can't get over the "childhood-ruining" Ghostbusters reboot coming our way in 2016, but thanks to the talent onboard this thing, my cynicism is gone. Director Paul Feig just proved his genre prowess with the excellent superspy comedy Spy, writer Katie Dippold has proven she's got what it takes with scripts like The Heat, and that cast. ... Well, let's just say that you had me at Melissa McCarthy, but throw in Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and I'm there.

We don't yet know just how closely Feig and company will stick to the original Ghostbusters film in terms of setting up the origin story or engineering the main villain, but he does seem ready to deliver some playful nods, and yesterday he delivered the best one yet. Ghostbusting is hard work, so the team obviously needs a receptionist, and check out who Feig called to fill that role:

That's right: Thor works for the Ghostbusters now. Chris Hemsworth, himself, hasn't confirmed the casting, but Feig doesn't use these little Twitter announcements to kid around. When he tweets something like this, he usually means it, so there's no reason to think he's making it up. So Hemsworth will be taking over some version of the role played by Annie Potts in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, answering phones, fending off the EPA and presumably hitting on whichever actress ends up playing the nerdiest Ghostbuster. This is a fantastic casting idea, and a cameo by Potts to seal the deal would make it just about perfect.

Now, if Feig can just talk Chris Evans into playing a new version of Louis Tully ...

Ghostbusters hits theaters July 22, 2016.

(Via The Wrap)

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