Following yesterday’s new official image from the highly-controversial reboot, a new set of character posters for next year’s Paul Feig-directed Ghostbusters film have been revealed, highlighting each of the group’s members and their ghostbuster gear/equipment. The reboot is set to bring the familiar group back onto the big screen with a bit of a twist though, featuring an all-female team played by Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones instead of the original all-male team.
Stars of the original 1980s films are also set to make appearances in the reboot as well though, including Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and more, although (thankfully) Rick Moranis will not be making his onscreen return in the film. Considering that a majority of the cameos feel like a bit of an overkill too, I’m more-than-happy that Moranis has decided to pass on the opportunity.
The new character posters feature each member of the new Ghostbusters making their various poses and showing off different pieces of equipment and gear fans can expect to see throughout. Check out the posters below (via EW, Time, People, and InStyle):
Along with the newest posters too, the various news outlets also revealed interesting new pieces of information regarding each member of the team:
- Kristen Wiig will be playing Erin Gilbert, a particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior.
- Kate McKinnon stars as Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer, munitions expert, and proton wrangler.
- Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, a paranormal researcher, supernatural scientist, and entity trapper.
- Leslie Jones plays Patty Tolan, a ghost tracker, municipal historian, and metaphysical commando.
Now, I’ll be honest when I say that I’m a little biased when it comes to this film, as Ghostbusters is easily my favorite comedy of all time, and I’ve been pretty skeptical towards any new reboots or sequels that have been rumored over the past few years. I’ve spoken about my specific concerns with this reboot in length in the past, but that new image yesterday (see above) actually made me pretty excited to see what Paul Feig and co. have in store with this one.
Personally, I just want the film to capture the same kind of magic that the original did. I don’t know want the same vulgar/raunchy humor that Feig and McCarthy have done in the past, since that’s not the kind of comedy that I believe made Ghostbusters so memorable in the first place. Right now, that’s the thing I’m most worried about. However, everything that has come out from the film so far also makes it seem like everyone involved came into the project with a passion and love for the property, that will hopefully, seep over onto the film itself as well. Fingers crossed.
The Ghosbusters reboot is set to hit theatres on July 15th, 2016.
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