‘Ghostbusters’ is just a month away and while this is a remake of the classic 1984 film, it’s not a complete note-for-note do-over. Stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are playing brand new characters: Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Patty Tolan and Jillian Holtzman, respectively.
To familiarize audiences with these new characters, Sony has released five new vignettes that showcase each character, plus the new incarnation of Ecto-1. These videos include never-before-seen footage and you can even hear a snippet of the new ‘Ghostbusters’ theme song by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot.
You can check them out below:
While some are upset at the very idea of a new version of ‘Ghostbusters’, the original cast is not among them. The original cast, Bill Murray, Annie Potts, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson gathered for a group photo with the new cast, which director Paul Feig shared on Twitter:
I mean, c’mon, how can this picture NOT make you happy? This is an epic group of people. Happy Ghostbusters Day! pic.twitter.com/s5kSvaRZs5
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 8, 2016
‘Ghostbusters’ also stars Chris Hemsworth, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams and Andy Garcia.
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 – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!
‘Ghostbusters’ will slime into theaters on July 15th in the US.