It seems that a certain blobby green ectoplasm ghost will officially turn up in the new Ghostbusters movie.
Yes, that's right: fans will get to see Slimer in the rebooted Ghostbusters film that releases this summer. Actor Michael K. Williams, who portrays an FBI agent in the movie, confirmed the fan-favorite character in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, speaking about how excited he was to act in a scene with Slimer.
"I'm not going to lie, working with Melissa, and Kristen, and Kate, was really dope," he said to Entertainment Weekly Radio. "But I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like Slimer!!! I'm in a scene with Slimer! I'm a huge Ghostbusters fan and it was a dream come true."
In previous Ghostbusters movies and media, Slimer (also known as Little Spud and Onionhead) is a ghost made up of ectoplasm. He's known mostly for his huge appetite and the green slime he leaves behind when he passes through objects. Most importantly, though, he's the first ghost captured by the original Ghostbusters. He was a common haunt of the Sedgewick Hotel. He eventually becomes a sort of pet to the Ghostbusters, although he eventually escaped from them. He also appeared in the Ghostbusters video games.
Fans might also share Williams' enthusiasm for seeing the green blob, in spite of those who still criticize the movie for casting female leads in its major roles.
"The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me," said actress Kristen Wiig to the LA Times. "Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn't make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We're really honoring those movies."
Earlier this month, the first teaser appeared for the new Ghostbusters, and while it really doesn't offer much in the way of story, it does refer to the end of the world on Feb. 14, 2016, that was predicted in 1989's Ghostbusters II.
The official trailer for Ghostbusters lands next week on March 3, with the movie premiering in theaters on July 13. Until then, don't forget: don't cross the streams!