Paul Feig decided to disrupt Twitter on Wednesday by dropping this bombshell: Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, will appear in the director’s female-led reboot of Ghostbusters as the ladies’ receptionist.
Our receptionist. #whoyougonnacall pic.twitter.com/wGTzs8KdUs
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 10, 2015
Move aside, Annie Potts! (She played the clerical role in the first two Ghostbusters films.) Hemsworth is the latest addition in the gender-flipped reimagining of Ghostbusters, joining Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the cast. “Those four ladies I have starring in it are so funny and that’s half the battle,” Feig said in a recent interview about the project. “I’m going to battle with the best army I have. My whole crew from all my other movies have come aboard, and some great special effects people have come aboard—I have never really done this level of effects before—and I’m excited!”
Hemsworth appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron back in May, and will next be seen in the Vacation remake starring Ed Helms. (One more ’80s comedy for a trend, Mr. Hemsworth.)
Feig’s Ghostbusters is out in July of next year.