An all-girl Ghostbusters cast has been confirmed!

Director Paul Feig has finally confirmed the news that Ghostbusters 3 is in the pipeline, after years of speculation.

Bill Murray and co won't be reuniting to flight the slime this time around though – Paul also revealed on Twitter that he'll be using an all-female cast:

No-one's been fully confirmed as yet but there are some pretty solid rumours. Bill Murray himself even had a stab recently at guessing who might star, and we like the combo he came up with: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone. Sounds about right to us!

As Paul was the brain behind Bridesmaids and Arrested Development, it's likely there'll be some big female comedy names in the cast and we definitely have our fingers crossed for Kristen and Melissa.

His writing partner Katie Dipold also wrote The Heat, the hilarious cop comedy starring Melissa along with Sandra Bullock. All very positive signs!

Sadly, the new movie will not be linked to any plotlines from the previous Ghostbusters instalments – which means no Bill or Dan Aykroyd. Boo! 

Still though, we can't wait to see how it'll work with the new cast!