Chris Hemsworth dons the Ghostbusters uniform in first photo as receptionist Kevin

From Thor to fighting ghouls in Paul Feig's all-female reboot

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When news first broke that Thor himself would be playing the receptionist in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, excitement reached fever pitch. But now, it's about to hit a whole new level as the first photo of Chris Hemsworth in full costume has leaked online.

The Australian actor is seen wearing a similar get-up to ghoul-fighting girls Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, with the added accessory of some rather fetching thick-rimmed glasses. Oh, and a motorbike, because if you take away a superhero's hammer you have to give him something else to play with, right?

Hemsworth was cast in the traditionally female role in June and his character will be called Kevin. Annie Potts played the most junior Firehouse employee Janine in the 1984 original and spent most of her time answering phones and tracking appoinments.

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Annie Potts stars in 1989's Ghostbusters II

From the look of the first picture of Hemsworth, it seems that Kevin may be required to do a whole lot more in the name of busting ghosts.

Plot details remain unconfirmed at this stage, but Wiig and McCarthy are reported to be playing "unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real" and go by the names Erin Gilbert and Abby Bergman.

McKinnon stars as Bergman's new partner Jillian Holtzmann, while Jones is NYC subway worker Patty Tolan, who unexpectedly meets the movie's biggest supernatural threat.

Both Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd from the first film have shot cameos but again, it is currently unknown what their appearances will involve.

 

Director Paul Feig has been sharing photos of the new uniforms, proton packs and car on Twitter and will likely keep teasing fans right up until next summer, when Ghostbusters reaches UK cinemas on 15 July.

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