Almost everything we know about Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot has arrived in...well, less-than-ideal form. We've seen wildly out-of-context (and, quite frankly, boring) paparazzi photos, spoilerrific toy designs, and a brief teaser trailer that really didn't tell us much of anything. A new trailer arrives on March 3rd, but until that day arrives, Ghostbusters updates will continue to arrive from the strangest places.
And, hey, look, here's another Ghostbusters update, arriving in the form of a massive spoiler delivered via Entertainment Weekly headline:
Michael K. Williams talks Ghostbusters: 'I'm in a scene with Slimer!'
In case there's any confusion on your part, EW clarifies in the sub-header:
For the record, I'm all for the careful dissemination of spoilers - if you want 'em and someone's willing to share, have at it - but the key word there is "careful". I'm actually sorta surprised that EW went with that headline, given the back-and-forth Ghostbusters director Paul Feig engaged in a few months back: at the time, he swore up and down that Slimer wasn't appearing in the movie, and even took to Twitter to call out Bloody Disgusting for claiming as much.
Sorry, gang. That IMDB credit is not true. Gotta unconfirm that one. https://t.co/xOzCwgpUEk— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) November 15, 2015
Anyway, here's what Michael K. Williams has to say about his role in the film:
I play the FBI agent who works for the mayor. Our whole thing is, we’re going to tell the people it was a flash in the sky and ‘Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this.’
And here's how he describes working with the spokesman for Ecto Cooler:
I’m not going to lie, working with Melissa, and Kristen, and Kate, was really dope. 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.”
So, one of two things is going on here: Paul Feig was bullshitting us about Slimer being in Ghostbusters in an attempt to keep that scene (scenes?) a surprise, or Michael K. Williams is bullshitting us in an attempt to, I don't know, cause mischief. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that the former is true.
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