The news is out and the celebrations have begun. Just the fact that there is going to be a third Ghostbusters movie would have been enough of a surprise to fans of the 1984 film, but the announcement that Ghostbusters 3 will have a female team should have practically been a cause for parties in the streets. We don't know anything more about the movie other than that it's happening, as there's no plot, no script, and definitely no one cast in the Ghostbusters lead roles yet, but that won't stop me from dreaming. Especially in the wake of Jennifer Lawrence admitting she's afraid of ghosts — it's like fate is begging her to suit up and start hunting them to get over that fear.
But J. Law isn't the only actress I can see filling out that suit with style and aplomb. According to Paul Feig, they're looking to cast some "hilarious women" on this new female team. That description covers a lot of actresses out there, so it was hard to narrow it down to a team of four. So I cheated. Here's the Ghostbusters 3 cast as I envision them as well as a second cast of Ghostbusters-in-Training. After all, Dan Aykroyd did once say that a potential Ghostbusters 3 script would feature a new generation of Ghostbusters who would need to be trained by the old generation. And look how well these actresses can rock these suits.
The Main Cast
- Amy Poehler. Anything Poehler does is automatically hilarious and thought-provoking. Plus, she's kind of one of my personal heroes. If she's starring in the new Ghostbusters film, I will watch it many times to ensure that she gets all of my money.
- Regina Hall. Hall has starred in one too many Scary Movie films, but that just makes her incredibly experienced with ghosts and the supernatural. Sure, she usually dies in those same Scary Movie films, but that's just because they're one never-ending parody of the horror genre.
- Maya Rudolph. Feig directed Bridesmaids, so there's no way he can make a new Ghostbusters movie without acknowledging that Rudolph was one of the best and funniest parts of that movie and carry her over into the Ghostbusters world.
- Melissa McCarthy. Feig also directed The Heat. Have you ever seen McCarthy in anything? If you don't think she would make a great addition to the Ghostbusters team, then clearly the answer to that question is no. She would make for one fantastic team leader.
- Emma Stone. Stone did a parody of Ghostbusters in Zombieland that still has me dying of laughter every time I see it. Clearly, she's a fan. Not casting her in this movie would be wasting the perfect opportunity for a retroactive joke, like Jesse Eisenberg's Columbus making a disparaging remark about Facebook only for Eisenberg to later go on to play Mark Zuckerberg.
- Keke Palmer. Palmer is now busy being TV's youngest talk -how host, but I hate the idea of her turning her back on acting entirely. When she's done being Broadway's latest Cinderella, she should make some room in her schedule to round out our new Ghostbusters squad.
- Rebel Wilson. Watch Pitch Perfect. Enough said.
- Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence has been open numerous times about her intense fear of ghosts. You know what the best way to combat that is? Strapping on a proton pack.
Who you gonna call?