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‘Ghostbusters’: Slimer to Make an Appearance?!

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Update: Bloody Disgusting has exclusively confirmed with three separate sourced that Slimer will in fact be in the film. On the other hand, Paul Feig took to Twitter to debunk the Dan Castellaneta IMDB credit.

Made of pure ectoplasm, Slimer haunted the Sedgewick Hotel in Ivan Reitman’s 1984 Ghostbusters, and is famous for being the first spook Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis ever caught.

While this puppet was a fun character who slimed Murray’s Dr. Peter Venkman in the original’s debut, Slimer didn’t become a household name until being featured in the 1986 animated spinoff, “The Real Ghostbusters.”

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Flash forward to 2015, where Paul Feig is currently in post-production on his Ghostbusters, which is being pegged as a reboot. While many remakes play the same universe card (see Friday the 13th, Poltergeist, Jurassic World, Evil Dead, etc.), the new Ghostbusters is clearly starting fresh; Feig has filmed cameos for many of the original Ghostbusters cast – Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and even Sigourney Weaver – in new roles.

This left a single question unanswered, one that I seriously can’t believe nobody asked: what about Slimer?

The IMDb cannot be trusted but, according to the site, “The Simpsons” voice actor Dan Castellaneta will be lending his talents to Slimer. Who might “Little Spud” sound like? Castellaneta is best known for voicing both Homer and Abe Simpson, as well as Barney. I think it’s safe to assume there’s truth here, considering the rash of cameos that also include Ozzy Osbourne.

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I’m personally juiced to see Slimer return to the franchise, but this news only leads to a series of new questions. Will this Slimer live in the same universe as the original films? Will Onionhead look the same/similar? Will Slimer talk?! The latter is the biggest head-scratcher of all. Will Castellaneta be mumbling weird, unintelligible dialect, or will he actually be communicating directly with the cast, which now includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the new ‘busters?

I keep going back and forth on if I’m excited for the film or not, so I’ve just decided to reserve my judgement for opening night…

We’ll be strapping on our Proton Packs and crossing the streams July 15, 2016.

GHOSTBUSTERS 1984 - Slimer

  • Geno1987

    You can’t polish a turd, no matter how much you try.

  • JosephPattisall

    Bringing slimmer into its till does not make me want to see this.

  • Nathan Springstead

    I feel like all these little “appearances pieces” are just fluffers to keep us hard enough until the premiere completely whiskey-dicks us.

  • El_Fez

    Yeah, you’re still not winning me over. Go away.

  • Adaaification

    Slimer belongs to the franchise. It would be a shame when they didn’t have him in the movie.

  • Mister B

    Since when is Jurassic World a remake?

  • Weresmurf

    Gonna need to see footage before I make any sort of judgement. In the past, any sort of prejudgement has generally been met with the wrong sort of decision (F4 being the lucky exception, TDK being the best example of people being exceedingly wrong). So gonna wait and see how it turns out…

  • Joe333

    Why not go full chick flick and give slimer a love interest?

  • Xenu Cruise

    Paul Feig just unconfirmed this.

  • wehoaks

    Okay Brad, that’s enough bait articles.

  • Darth_Siskel

    But this time, he’s female?

    Again I ask – Why would I want to watch the same movie again, but with a different cast?

    • Evan3

      Does slimmer have a gender? I assumed it was truly an it.

  • Eizzy IceBorne

    Is that important? I mean, who is going to watch that film anyway? When I look at the informations we have now and the reaction on the social media, it`s very clear now that this movie will bomb.

  • Matt Aaron Harper

    Update: The director says you’re wrong.

    • Evan3

      Update: I don’t believe the director. Clear attempt to try and salvage what was meant to be a surprise

  • Evan3

    I’m glad Slimer finally decided to negotiate down his demands. I was worried his required fee was going to keep him out of this movie. We now have a true A-lister onboard in Slimer.

  • feenix219

    There was no reason to not go “shared Universe/sequel” for this movie, other then alienating every single fan of the original series…..

    Pass.