Dan Aykroyd 'Delighted' to Pass 'Ghostbusters' Torch to Female Cast of New Film

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are in the cast.

"The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the 'Ghostbusters' torch by these most magnificent women in comedy," Akroyd said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day, and this is a beautiful development in the legacy of our family business."

After word of the new "Ghostbusters" cast got out, Hudson tweeted, "Two words: 'No comment.'"

The all-female "Ghostbusters" movie will open July 22, 2016.