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GHOSTBUSTERS Character Names Revealed

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 9:59 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Ghostbusters director Paul Feig is putting on a masterclass of social media management these days. Sure, we’ve seen a few images from the set of the reboot leak thanks to amateur photogs but Feig’s been out in front of most of them, providing detailed images and high-quality looks at his cast of characters that beat a grainy long-lens shot any day of the week. Oddly enough, we haven’t received an official synopsis or list of character names from Sony yet, but thankfully Feig has answered one of those questions.

Making educated guesses and speculating, I am pretty confident that this is how the characters break down;

  • ghostbusters-proton-pack-picture-comic-con-1-600x338Kristen Wiig will play Erin Gilbert
  • Melissa McCarthy plays Abby Yates
  • Kate McKinnon stars as Jillian Holtzmann
  • Leslie Jones will play Patty Tolan

You can see for yourself how these names match up thanks to Feig’s tweet and Sony’s official image below. Wiig and McCarthy’s names can be partially seen on their badges, while Jones’ necklace reads ‘Patty’, so unless McKinnon’s character gave her the necklace as a gift, we can assume she’s the final member of the team. (No word on Chris Hemsworth’s name yet.) Also, IMDb has corrected their cast/character names so I feel pretty good about this list. Not so good about presenting it as “news”, however.


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