Paul Feig shares 'Ghostbusters' character names

Deborah Day
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Director Paul Feig revealed more about his all-female "Ghostbusters" on Saturday, answering fan questions about the names of the newest members of the supernatural pest-control unit.

Melissa McCarthy will play Abby Yates, Kristin Wiig is Erin Gilbert, Kate McKinnon is Jillian Holtzmann and Leslie Jones appears as Patty Tolan.

Feig had previously shared McKinnon's character's name in a tweet on Friday.

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Feig delighted franchise fans with the first image of the costumed cast in a July 10 tweet.

– Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July 10, 2015

Feig isn't the only one taking to social media to share his enthusiasm: Original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd revealed he will appear in the new movie in a July 14 Facebook post.

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See who's in the cast of the "Ghostbusters" reboot:

Aykroyd starred in the first two "Ghostbusters" movies with Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. It's unclear whether Hudson will appear in a similar cameo.

Aykroyd said the "lady GB'S are adorable, hilarious and badass" and described his new "Ghostbusters" experience as "exhilarating."

Sony will release the new "Ghostbusters" on July 22, 2016. The cast also includes Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia and Cecily Strong.

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