Yes, yes, YES! Chris Hemsworth has officially hopped on board with the female driven ‘Ghostbusters’ squad, director Paul Feig announced on Twitter on June 10.
We’ve been anxiously awaiting to see who would be cast in the 1984 blockbuster hit remake of Ghostbusters, and it’s now confirmed that Chris Hemsworth is our guy! The sexy Australian actor, 31, has joined the female led reboot as the receptionist — and we can now safely say that Ghostbusters just got a whole lot sexier!
Director Paul Feig made the announcement on Twitter on June 10, by sharing a smoldering pic of Chris and writing, “Our receptionist. #whoyougonnacall.” So exciting! We’ve been waiting to find out who would be cast alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the movie, and we think there’s no one more perfect than Chris! He will be taking on the role originated by Annie Potts.
The studio has actually had their eye on the Thor actor for quite some time, according to our sister site, Variety. They sought out Chris early on in the casting process for one of the major male roles, but originally he passed on the offer because the role was too small. Sony then reworked the script, juicing up Chris’ receptionist role, and now he’ll be a major player.
Chris is known for his action roles in films like Thor and Snow White and the Huntsman, so we can’t wait to see him explore his funny side! (Fingers crossed for a shirtless scene, too.)
Fans Go Wild On Twitter Over Chris Hemsworth Landing ‘Ghostbusters’ Role
We swear, we’re not the only ones freaking out over the huge Ghostbusters news. Fans are going wild on Twitter, expressing their excitement.
— harman (@CHRlSHEMWORTH) June 11, 2015
Chris Hemsworth will be playing the receptionist in the Ghostbusters reboot. This amuses me. 😂😂😂
— Avery Mills (@alynn422) June 10, 2015
If Chris Hemsworth is Janine in the new female Ghostbusters, Hahahahahha yes!
— Patrick Dane (@PatrickDane) June 10, 2015
Chris Hemsworth is going to be the Ghostbusters secretary. BEST NEWS. Also can he be my secretary?
— Melissa K. (@THEquadskater) June 11, 2015
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to see Chris in Ghostbusters? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler