The first clip from Ghostbusters has arrived, and it gives us a stronger feel for the tone and humor that director Paul Feig has brought to the franchise. And guess what, it’s not much different from what we’ve seen in the trailers. The sneak peek features the four main new Ghostbusters, played by Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Lelsie Jones and Kate McKinnon. And it introduces two new weapons that weren’t featured in the original movie or animated TV series.
While Ghostbusters 2016 takes place in an alternate universe where the original Ghostbusters never existed, the movie is loosely based on the animated series in terms of looks, humor and character. And this was at the behest of Melissa McCarthy, who was more familiar with that show than the movies. You can especially see this in how much Kate McKinnon’s Jillian Holtzmann looks like the animated version of Egon Spengler.
Holtzmann is at the forefront of this first clip. She’s responsible for creating the girls’ new proton packs and ghost traps. Here, we get to see her two latest inventions. The first is called a ‘ghost chipper’, and it essentially works like a wood chipper, with the spirit going in one end, and coming out shredded on the other. We don’t get to see any haints torn to shreds, but we do get to see a demonstration of the weapon. We’re also introduced to the Proton Glove, which fits over Melissa McCarthy’s fist and shoots proton blasts. As she quips, ‘That is a deadly high five!’
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. This summer, they’re here to save the world! The new Ghostbusters are Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Chris Hemsworth leads the supporting cast, playing the Ghostbusters‘ new secretary Kevin.
Original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have all been confirmed for cameo appearances, though we don’t get to see any of them in this latest footage. The supporting cast includes Andy Garcia as the mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as Hawkins, Matt Walsh as Rourke, Pat Kiernan as a news anchor and Neil Casey as the human villain Rowan. Check out the first clip, which introduces the girls to some heavy duty fire power courtesy of Twitter. This all-new franchise reboot is in theaters July 15.
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