It turns out we were too hard on Bloody Disgusting last year when the website stuck to its proton packs and maintained that Slimer would be in the new Ghostbusters movie despite director Paul Feig’s refusal on the matter. (Though we did point out that Feig never actually denied the Slimer rumor, just a potentially falsified IMDB listing. Please still trust us!)
As it turns out, actor Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that his character, an FBI agent, shares a scene with Slimer.
I’m not going to lie, working with Melissa, and Kristen, and Kate was really dope. But I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like, Slimer!!! I’m in a scene with Slimer! I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan, and it was a dream come true.
He’s probably thankful that he didn’t have to share a scene with Library Ghost Woman, who is still one of the scariest things that’s ever happened.
Williams also had some nice things to say about the cast:
That was a dream job. They’re at the top of their game, man. I had the pleasure of working with Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon on a show on IFC called Spoils Before Dying. So, I had a relationship with them already. Leslie Jones, you meet her once, you feel you’ve known her your whole life. She penetrates any walls or any barriers you may have, she goes right through that, right to your heart chakra. And Melissa [McCarthy], she’s just a gem. I have so much respect for these ladies.
The internet can now commence celebrating that Slimer is in the movie and continue caterwauling about how these women are ruining the franchise or something.