Guardians Of The Galaxy
Harold Ramis passes away at age 69
The star was most famous for playing Dr Egon Spengler in the 1984’s classic Ghostbusters. He passed away in the early hours of this morning. Ramis had been suffering from a rare disease called autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, which involves the swelling of the blood vessels.
As well as making his mark in the Ghostbusters franchise, he also directed time-loop comedy Groundhog Day, Analyse This and four episodes of the US version of The Office.
He started off in show business working as a joke editor for Playboy magazine, until 1974 when he joined The National Lampoon Radio Hour. He refined his natural comedic talent by writing and performing sketches alongside the likes of John Belushi and Bill Murray.
This followed on to his collaboration with Ivan Reitman on National Lampoon’s Animal House, which led to a professional relationship that saw Ramis working with Reitman and Murray on Meatballs, Stripes and Ghostbusters.
Our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time.
Fantastic Four lead roles confirmed
THR reported that Fox’s discussion with the actors are at an advanced stages with Michael B. Jordan already on board.
Mara is set to play Sue Storm aka Invisible Woman, while Teller will play Reed Richards aka Mr Fantastic. Michael B. Jordan has been to confirmed to play Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch.
The surprising name in the equation is Jamie Bell who, the report claims, was contacted for the role of Ben Grimm aka The Thing after no suitable candidates presented themselves during testing.
The film is set to hit the big screens on 18 June 2015.
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