updated - December 2, 2021 Thursday EST
It's been confirmed that the "Ghostbusters" reboot will feature four female ghost hunters played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.
However, the villain in the upcoming Paul Feig film remains a mystery.
The director announced on Twitter a few months ago that they have wrapped up filming the reboot, but there is still no word about the antagonist. Finally, new reports revealed that the "Game of Thrones" star Charles Dance will most probably appear as a villain in "Ghostbusters 3."
"The English actor, who is primarily known to audiences as Tywin Lannister in 'Game of Thrones' has signed up to star in the comedy," Sony sources told Inverse.
According to Cinema Blend, the role is still unconfirmed but Paul Feig would be foolish not to make Charles Dance the main villain in his reboot. The 69-year-old actor is best known for his evil characters in the "Last Action Hero" and the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones."
However, the "Bridesmaids" director is also known for his unorthodox casting just like what he did with Chris Hemsworth who is reportedly portraying a receptionist in the film - most probably taking the place of Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts). Therefore, it isn't surprising that Charles Dance would end up becoming a professor instead of a villain.
Paul Feig isn't scared to take risks even if that would mean getting many haters and bashers for "Ghostbusters 3." The movie hasn't come out yet, but it's already been criticized by some die-hard fans who wanted to see the original cast appear in the third installment.
The director may have finally given in to their demands because he was able to convince Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and even Bill Murray who expressed in the past that he doesn't want to be part of "Ghostbusters 3."
Unfortunately, Rick Moranis declined doing a cameo in the reboot because he said that one day of shooting on something he did 30 years ago doesn't make sense to him.
Despite his absence, seeing the new cast and old cast in one film will still be enough to attract many "Ghostbusters" fanatics.
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