Dan Aykroyd was a guest on today’s episode of BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, and while there, he talked about the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel, revealing the role of recently announced cast member James Acaster.
Before going any further, a heads up, while this news isn’t too spoilery, given that Acaster’s role will likely be revealed long before the film arrives in theaters, today’s report does dive into details not yet known, so if you’re attempting to enter this film in the dark, we’d suggest clicking away.
Alright, so back to today’s news, Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt and drink expert Olly Smith would mention Acaster, prompting Aykroyd to reveal:
“James is in our show, he plays one of the developers of new equipment,” adding, “He’s great, he’s very funny, and what a gentleman, he’s wonderful.”
Given Aykroyd’s comments, it’s likely that Acaster will serve as one of the brains behind the Ghostbusters, either as a traditional member or instead saddled back at the firehouse, developing new tech.
In talking about the untitled sequel, Aykroyd would also speak highly of the production design, mentioning the reconstructed rendition of the firehouse headquarters, previously revealed by director Gil Kenan and producer Jason Reitman.
“We got the Cadillac in there, Ecto-1, and we got the firehouse. We actually built an entire replica of the firehouse on stage inside. They built the corner of Varick and North Moore inside, and they did it beautifully. Production design is spectacular on this show, again, I’m just so grateful to work with these people. They’re making the vision of the director and producer come to life, and it’s just fun to be able to play that character again and be in that world.“
Speaking of the Ecto-1, as reported, the ’59 Cadillac was spotted earlier today on the streets of New York City, believed to be part of the film’s production. While similar in appearance to what was seen in the original 1984 comedy, the vehicle includes a handful of changes, among them added red paint details and an updated roof rack, potentially the handiwork of Acaster’s character.
If you missed our full coverage of Ecto-1’s NYC filming, you can find it here.