An afterlife character you probably didn’t know played by Josh Gad

Ghostbusters: Afterlife includes several nods to the original 1984 horror comedy, but also introduces a new mischievous creature in Mancher. Blob, a blue, metal-eating ghost, Muncher wreaks havoc on the city of Summerville before Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and Podcast (Logan Kim) stop him with some old Ghostbusters equipment.

Mancher’s chewing and squeaking sounds were created by none other than Josh Gad, as he confirmed on Twitter: Happy to be part of the #Ghostbusters family. Afterlife director Jason Reitman spoke about this. IGN that Gad’s role in the film was very spontaneous: “Josh and I ran into each other at the Sony lot and I was like, ‘Hey, would you like to come and voice that ghost?’ He said yes and literally just walked into the room.” Gad quickly began to make some strange, eerie sounds, and thus Mancher was born.

Ultimately, it seems that even if there were auditions, the role could not have been better cast. As Gad explained Collider“I love everything I have to do; whether it’s stage, TV, feature film or animation, that’s a challenge that I really enjoy.”

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