After the utter wish-fulfilling perfection of yesterday's "Ghostbusters" cast announcement, it seems almost greedy to ask Hollywood for anything else.
I mean, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as a team of supernatural spirit-hunters? 'Scuse us while we hyperventilate forever into a bag of Stay-Puft marshmallows. But hey, now that we have our cast of proton-packing lady ghostbusters, it only makes sense to start talking about the supporting characters.
Ghostbusting is about so much more than the principal busters of ghosts, after all.
Although we don't know for sure whether the "Ghostbusters" reboot will have anything in common with the original (although hopefully certain classic elements will remain, i.e. we will be going to this movie specifically to see Melissa McCarthy deliver the iconic line, "This man has no dick"), we can guess that a few characters from the 1984 "Ghostbusters" will have doppelgangers in the new film. And we know just who ought to play them:
Jon Hamm as Dana Barrett
Assuming that this movie will have its own version of the haunting victim and love interest played by Sigourney Weaver in the original, Jon Hamm should be a shoo-in. He has impeccable comic timing, he has great chemistry with confirmed cast member Kristen Wiig, and there's nobody we'd rather see screaming as he discovers a supernatural void inside his refrigerator.
Rebel Wilson as Louis Tully
Since director Paul Feig is clearly milking the cast of "Bridesmaids" for his ghostbusters, alumnus Rebel Wilson would be a perfect pick to play the role of the nebbishy neighbor originated by Rick Moranis.
Josh Gad as Janine
Josh would rock the role of the Ghostbusters' secretary; he would also rock the 1980s power outfits that she wears.
John Hodgman as Slimer
Why? Because he wants to: