Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Will Feature Tywin Lannister (a.k.a. Charles Dance)

He's gotta be a villain, right?


Inverse has learned that Charles Dance, Tywin Lannister himself, will appear in an unknown role in director Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.

Feig’s representatives declined to comment on the casting news, but representatives at the film’s studio, Sony, confirmed to Inverse that Dance does in fact have a role in the new movie. They declined to elaborate any further.

But come on, he’s got to be the villain, right?

He may not be the best candidate to reprise Gozer the Gozerian, the villain from the 1984 original. But he could make a satisfying update to Vigo the Carpathian from the unfairly maligned 1989 sequel. If that isn’t the case, we’re sure an original villain role would sit perfectly with him. Being the best villain around is something that Dance does best.

Is this the face of the new 'Ghostbusters' villain?

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Casting news has trickled out of the past few months. We learned via Paul Feig’s Twitter account that Sigourney Weaver will be back, and from the Hollywood Reporter that Rick Moranis won’t be back. Oh, and Bill Murray will have a cameo. Cast as the Ghostbusters are Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon:

Will Kristen Wiig and co. battle Dance's villain, or will the actor appear in a different, less menacing role?


Dance has been fairly busy following his departure in season 4 in the role of the evil Tywin Lannister from the uber-popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Besides appearing in the undisclosed Ghostbusters role he’ll also appear in Underworld 5 and as the perfect choice as Mr. Bennet in the upcoming adaptation of the popular literary parody Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. He’ll next appear as the alien Overlord Karellen in the SyFy Channel miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s alien invasion classic Childhood’s End, which premieres on December 14.

Ghostbusters is set for release on July 16, 2016. Until then, let the speculation about Dance’s role begin.