Ghostbusters fans, prepare for the hype. We are getting what looks to be an official photo courtesy of Planet Ghostbusters. Nice piece of marketing letting a fan Twitter account get the hype train rolling.
— Planet Ghostbusters (@protoncharging) December 16, 2015
The all-female Ghostbusters team looks ready to do battle with spooks, and the casting guarantees the film will be hilarious. Will it live up to the originals? It doesn’t have to. I look at it as not a reboot, but a continuation of the universe.
Comparisons will always pop up, but I’m happy we are getting a new Ghostbusters movie in the first place.
If you’re expecting to glean anything from the picture, you’ll be reaching. Green lights, a smoke machine and four badass ladies ready to take on whatever ghosts come their way.
Now if you do look closely, the room they are in resembles the ballroom from the original Ghostbusters film. Could we be looking at the first of many nostalgic nods to the original? I’d say we can count on heavy references sprinkled throughout the movie.
The new photo actually reminds me of the set photo that came out a few months ago. Same attitude, no green lights.
Oh yeah, who can forget the car?
Ghostbusters is slated to hit theaters July 16, 2016. Directed by Paul Feig, the film stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristin Wiig as the new members of the Ghostbusters team.
Sound off in the comments. What do you think of the new photo? I’m wondering when we’ll get our first trailer. Considering how nostalgia played a role in Jurassic World’s success, it’s easy to see Ghostbusters becoming a hit when it lands in theaters.
Whatever you do, don’t cross the streams.