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Watch: New Trailer For Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones

Watch: New Trailer For Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones

For the sad few on the internet who are still appalled that women (gasp!) have been cast in the lead roles of upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot, Sony Pictures honcho Tom Rothman has a very simple message. “Everybody says I’m making the female Ghostbusters, but I say, ‘No, we’re making the funny Ghostbusters.’ Yes, it happens to be four women. It’s original. You get pissing and moaning on the Internet — sexist comments — but, you know, fuck ’em,” he said in November. And you know what? He’s right.

READ MORE: New Images Of Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Gang Arrive

That said, it’s perfectly all right to wonder if the movie will be good (or not), and the first trailer is here for everyone to scrutinize. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, are the lead quartet, who will come together, proton packs ready, to fight the latest supernatural threat. Director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids,” “Spy“) is behind the camera, and as far as stakes go, this is probably his biggest movie ever, with a franchise riding on his shoulders. Helping to bridge the gap will be cameos by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts (from the previous films) in new roles, and the appearance of a classic character.

“I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like Slimer!!! I’m in a scene with Slimer! I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan and it was a dream come true,” Michael K. Williams told EW, while teasing a little bit about his role and plot. “I play the FBI agent who works for the mayor. Our whole thing is, we’re going to tell the people it was a flash in the sky and ‘Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this.’ ” But obviously, they don’t, and they’ll have to call in for some help.

Co-starring Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Neil Casey, Cecily Strong, and Matt Walsh, “Ghostbusters” arrives on July 15th. Watch below.

Update: Fan reaction has been swift and harsh and there’s been such a backlash, at least in some corners of the internet, that a recut fan version of the new trailer has already been made. Watch it below.

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It just looks lazy. I think we can put The Exorcist references to bed. SNL, Scary Movie 2, The Simpsons, and the god-awful Repossessed already made those jokes, for better or worse. That they’re showing extended pop culture references as highlights is concerning. Cast is good (besides maybe Hemsworth who I’m sick of seeing show up in comedies) but not sure they’re being used well here.


Looks ungood.


I don’t have any issue with the female switch on the characters [in fact, Wiig and McCarthy are so comedy badass, and I love the adopted look from the cartoon’s for the character of Kate McKinnon], in fact I didn’t like the sequel back then in my 12’s… I have problems with Paul Feig. I don’t like his kind of self-congratulatory too long comedy style. I’m not interested in this movie. PS: The fan made trailer is better. Very.

Emperor Zerg Rush

This trailer is bad. Like I’ve made a point to say in the past regarding this film, I don’t care about whether the cast is female or not or even if it’s going to ruin the memories I have of the original so that’s not factoring into my opinion of this trailer. What does factor in though is that someone cut this trailer together and thought that it did the best job to sell the movie to people (a large number of which were already surly about it for one reason or another). Whoever was responsible for the trailer needs a real wake up call.


*can’t tell if I will be thrown onto a misogynist bonfire for saying this looks really lame and not funny*


I can’t tell if this is a reboot, an homage, or a complete rethinking of the original concept. I fear it’s all three.


WOW I was prepared for terrible, but that doesn’t even begin to describe this

Get Real

Kate McKinnon is a star in the making.


Anyone who thinks this looks good loses credibility.


This looks bad. And in today’s America, the virtuous stone throwers will now label me sexist.


Not one laugh in there. Doesn’t bode well.


cirkusfolk: oh dear.

That aside, I do hope the trailer isn’t indicative of the film. Where’s the originality? Where is the ambition?


Alright, you’re sexist.

That Sucked



Cirksfoly, YOU ARE SEXIST.

Major Kalas

I won’t call…


Call me sexist but I don’t find women to be funny.


much more interesting than i expected, I have to admit..

Kenny Ritchie

Yup, exactly how I imagined it will turn out. Will pass on this.

Freddie Rosen

Excited but bit worried that the trailer isn’t particularly funny…

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