The already amazing Ghostbusters reboot is getting even better. It was already announced that it'd be directed by Paul Feig and star Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy, but now we've learned that Chris Hemsworth will be in Ghostbusters, too. This is an exciting move, and it's ripe for comedy — Thor as a receptionist?! A lot of humor comes from countering expectations, and nothing is more surprising than Thor picking up the phone instead of his hammer. As Bustle writer Kadeen Griffiths wrote yesterday, "He is, essentially, exactly the kind of actor you would expect to be leading a new Ghostbusters team — not standing around in the background attractively answering phone calls and making appointments for that team." That surprise move is what's going to make his presence in the film both hilarious and powerful.
Hemsworth is clearly a talented actor, but it's about time that someone labeled People's Sexiest Man Alive plays second fiddle to an army of brilliant ladies. As we all know, many movies have featured women just to facilitate the actions of men, and it's a disheartening trend that's gone on for a long, long time. Now that we are going to get to see what it's like to have Thor as a receptionist, I couldn't help but wonder: what if any of the other Avengers had gotten the job, instead? What if Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton or Natasha Romanoff interviewed for the part of Ghostbusters' receptionist?
5. Iron Man
4. Captain America
3. Black Widow
1. The Hulk
Bruce Banner is a sweetheart, and just wants to live a calm life without destroying any cities. Smart and kind, he would be an awesome secretary. Naturally, though, you would not want to see him angry, for the Hulk would tear up the place (though his strength would be helpful in changing the watercooler jug). A quiet, office life would be good for him, and he would be a great greeter and team player.
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