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Everyone Loves Paul Rudd But Is The World Ready For A Male Ghostbuster?

Look, good on him for having a go.

Look, it’s great that modern cinema is taking yet another swing at the Ghostbusters’ franchise instead of, say, doing anything else.

And Paul Rudd, the world’s ageless boyfriend and spokesperson for Ants-Men everywhere, has made a typically charming video about how he’s been tapped for the new Ghostbusters film, to be directed by the original director Ivan Reitman’s son Jason because… um, cinema is genetic, we guess?

So excited is Rudd, he explains in the clip, that he’s slimed himself. Eww.

Anyway, Rudd has infinite charisma and wit. But will it be enough to make people suspend their disbelief long enough to accept a male Ghostbuster?

Can Rudd hope to match the iconic matchup of Yates, Gilbert, Holtzmann and Tolan we remember from our 2016 childhoods? Will he weather the inevitable social media backlash about remaking a classic like Ghostbusters: Answer The Call? Only time will tell.

Anyway, good luck him and his plucky castmates. He could do with finally getting some sort of commercial success after those superhero art films.

Jaws Takes On Ghostbusters: Richard Dreyfuss Says Bill Murray's A 'Drunken Bully' And All We Need Now Is Popcorn

It's like watching two beloved dads duke it out at a BBQ.

Have you ever wondered who’d win in a fight: Dr Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters, or Oceanographer Matt Hooper from Jaws?

No? To be fair, neither had we. But since watching a new interview with Richard Dreyfuss for Yahoo we’ve been thinking of nothing else, and our money’s on Dr V because apparently Bill Murray fights dirty.

See?

Dreyfuss was being quizzed about many of his iconic roles during his storied career, and then legendarily prickly chap decided to hold forth about his What About Bob? co-star Murray.

And… look, it’s not the Bill the internet pretends to know and absolutely loves.

“Bill just got drunk at dinner. He was an Irish drunken bully, is what he was. … He came back from dinner [one night] and I said, ‘Read this [script tweak], I think it’s really funny.’ And he put his face next to me, nose-to-nose. And he screamed at the top of his lungs, ‘Everyone hates you! You are tolerated!’

Supposedly Murray then picked up an ashtray and hurled it at Dreyfuss’ face from a distance of a couple of feet, and missed. And believe us, there isn’t a skerrick of fondness in Dreyfuss’ telling of the tale. He was not at all amused.

So yes: two of the most legendarily difficult men in acting didn’t get along that well. Murray hasn’t responded to the claim thus far, but… c’mon! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

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