The Legacy and you probably didn’t notice

The Legacy and you probably didn't notice

Ghostbusters: The Legacy is already in theaters and, despite divided criticism (it has a 63% approval rating in Rotten Tomatoes) was very well received by the audience. In less than two weeks it raised $ 60 million and was favored by the comments of the most loyal fans who highlighted the direct connection and the tribute it plants for the first of the films, the 1984 one directed by Ivan Reitman with Bill Murray to the head.

Jason Reitman, son of the director behind the first two films of the 1980s, is the one who takes the lead in this production that has a stellar cast. Just watch the previews to be attracted to theaters by the stars as Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Mckenna Grace (The spell), Paul Rudd (Friends) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers). However, they are not the only names to pay attention to, as Olvia Wilde appears in a completely unexpected role.

It is clear that spoilers for Ghostbusters: The Legacy, so we recommend you watch the movie before reading it, since the appearance of Olivia Wilde it is linked to the final section of production. The director of Booksmart was chosen by Reitman to put himself in the shoes of an iconic character in the saga, who until now had only been mentioned but had not appeared.

Is about dude, a non-binary entity that is released when the demons Vinz Clortho, “The Master of the Keys”, and Zuul, “The Guardian of the Door”, they manage to embody themselves in the form of diabolical dogs when they find victims to possess. In this production, once the characters of Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon are subjected, dude manages to cross the portal to the Earth dimension and that is when he is seen for the first time in the saga, embodied by Olivia Wilde.

How they convinced Olivia Wilde to join the movie

In an interview with The Wrap, Jason Reitman revealed how he did to convince Olivia Wilde to join in and apparently it didn’t take much effort. “I know Olivia it’s been a long time and we wanted to work together a long time ago. I think we did not expect it to be in this format “, he pointed. Thus, he revealed that he sent her a text message inviting her to be dude and she accepted immediately. Thus, he highlighted the professionalism of Wilde, who had to undergo extensive hours of makeup and prosthetics to be only a few minutes on screen. “It’s a beastly role, but he did it with joy”, assured Reitman.

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