'Ghostbusters' [1984] and 'Ghostbusters II' [1989] were highly popular supernatural comedy movies in the 1980s, which have had a measurable cultural impact on society. The plot of the films centred on a group of eccentric New York City parapsychologists who investigate and capture ghosts for a living.

The ghost-hoovering team originally featured Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, while Sigourney Weaver played Dana, a woman troubled by a poltergeist in her apartment.

The franchise licensed action figures, novelisations, and other original materials to be produced around the films' theme, and subsequently comic books, video games, television series, and even a theme park attraction was created.

The plot for a third movie was drawn up in the 1990s, but the film was constantly delayed and eventually disappeared altogether. 'Ghostbuster' was picked up again nearly 20 years later, no wonder since sequels and adaptations are flourishing at the box office nowadays.

In August 2014, Paul Feig (director of 'Bridesmaid' [2011], 'The Heat' [2013], who's recently had success with the extremely funny 'Spy') was chosen to direct the movie, featuring women in the lead roles. The main cast members were announced as Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon in January 2015.

The newest member of the 'Ghostbusters' reboot was revealed in the past days by director Feig himself, who posted a photo of Chris Hemsworth on Twitter with the hashtag #whoyougonnacall. Indeed Hemsworth, who originally rejected the part, will be joining the film's cast as the receptionist with a beefed up role.

The Australian actor who is most well-known for his role as Thor in Marvel's highly successful comic adaptations 'Thor' [2011], 'The Avengers' [2012], 'Thor: The Dark World' [2013] and the record-breaking 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' [2015] will be reprising the role previously played by Annie Potts in the new movie in keeping with the gender role reversals.

The film is scheduled to start shooting in mid-2015 in New York City, with a projected release date of 22 July 2016. #Celebrities #Cinema