Paul Feig shares 'Ghostbusters' character names

Kristen Wiig Begins Filming Ghostbusters Reboot

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.

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.

The all-female Ghostbusters cast
See Gallery
Paul Feig shares 'Ghostbusters' character names
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 18: Kristen Wiig is seen on the set of 'Ghostbuster' in Boston on June 18, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Kristen Wiig speaks onstage during the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
US actress Melissa McCarthy poses for photographs on the carpet as she arrives to attend the European premiere of the film 'Spy' in London on May 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Actress Melissa McCarthy speaks during SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' With Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham And Paul Feig at the SiriusXM Studios on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Samantha Yanks, Cecily Strong, Leslie Jones and Debra Halpert attend the Gotham & Hamptons Magazines celebration of Gotham's Spring Issue featuring Saturday Night Live's Cover Stars at Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Gotham Magazine)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 205 -- Pictured: Leslie Jones, SNL cast member, during an interview on May 12, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Actress Kate McKinnon attends Opening Night: Live From New York! during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre on April 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

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.

Read original story Paul Feig Shares 'Ghostbusters' Character Names At TheWrap

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.