updated - October 27, 2020 Tuesday EDT
Paul Feig confirmed several months ago that "Ghostbusters 3" will be headlined by funny women, but some fans still hope that the original team composed of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson, will at least make a cameo in the remake.
Just recently, the actor that played the role of Winston Zeddemore in the previous films revealed that he wanted to be part of the new "Ghostbusters" movie. However, it seems that Paul Feig had snubbed Ernie Hudson because he didn't even let him be part of the movie.
"I have not been officially asked to do anything so if I am, I'd love to be a part of it," the 69-year-old actor told E! Online. Hudson has even thought of a role for himself already. "I think I should be the old guy who's been around a long time," he said."I want to be the guy who maybe trains the people."
The people that Ernie is referring to are the new female ghost busters played by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Even if the veteran actor isn't part of "Ghostbusters 3", he still shows his support for the movie. "I'm excited," Hudson said.
"There's been a lot of stuff in the press that says I wasn't, but I am. I'm very proud to have been a part of that franchise and I'm glad they're moving forward with something because it's been 25 years...I just want it to be funny," he explained.
A few years ago, Ernie Hudson revealed during an interview that having an all-female cast for the third sequel is a terrible idea. "If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it's all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?" he told UK Telegraph.
"I love the idea of including women, I think that's great. But all-female, I think, would be a bad idea. I don't think the fans want to see that," the actor tried to explain. "Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn't include the guys. And that didn't include me!"
Having thrown those words, even if he said that last October, could be a factor why Paul Feig didn't let Ernie Hudson be part of "Ghostbusters 3."
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