Rumor of the day: How Dan Aykroyd's cameo fits into Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot

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Jul 16, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

We’ve finally gotten our first official look at Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot, and now we may know how original star Dan Aykroyd apparently fits into it all. 

Feig has been fairly adamant that he wanted tell a fresh tale that played on the existing mythology, but wasn’t slavish to it, and it sounds like he’s definitely going that route. A new report from Indie Revolver claims to know the details of Aykroyd’s planned cameo in the film. We’re sorry to say he apparently will not be playing his original character, Ray Stantz. Instead, he had a little wink-and-nod cameo as a cab driver.

According to the report, Aykroyd is playing a cabbie who gives Kristen Wiig’s character a lift. The scene basically serves as a chance to let him utter the famous line “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts,” to which Wigg corrects him: “That’s a double negative! That means you are afraid of ghosts!” Hmm.

This confirms a few things, really. The biggest is that this is, apparently, most definitely a reboot. The original Ghostbusters don’t exist in this world, and Feig gets to play in a fresh sandbox where the public is unaware that ghosts are real. It also confirms that Feig isn’t opposed to throwing in some token cameos, which can be fun (we guess) if done cleverly. So hey, maybe a few more familiar faces could show up.

What do you think? Do you like the alleged plan for Aykroyd’s cameo?

(Via Indie Revolver)