For those curious about the upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot, information has been easy to find on social media the past few months.
Director Paul Feig of “Bridesmaids” and “Spy” fame has been sharing photos and information on what fans can expect when “Ghostbusters” premieres in theaters this summer, and the recent trailer revealed a lot more.
Here’s what has been revealed so far:
1. The new Ghostbuster uniforms are reminiscent of the original
Not only do we know that the all-female cast will don similar uniforms to those worn in the original 1984 film, but also we know that proton packs are still their weapon of choice.
2. The Ecto-1 is back!
Feig shared shots of Ecto-1, the famous car used to transport the Ghostbusters from one spooky scene to the next. In the trailer, we once again see that it was converted from a hearse supplied by Patty (see below).
3. The cast and characters
Feig revealed the characters’ names after fans asked on Twitter. The new names are in no way reminiscent of Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler from the original.
So who you gonna call this time? The Ghostbusters are Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones).
Other actors in the movie include Chris Hemsworth (Kevin), in the secretary role originally played by Annie Potts, and Andy Garcia.
4. How they’re busting ghosts
And yes, for those who love to cosplay as Ghostbusters (and there are plenty of you out there), there’s lots of information on how to create your own in time for the movie a year from now.
In fact, we got an even more in-depth look at the proton packs and the science behind them in a new video.
Now you won’t be afraid of no ghost!
5. It’s definitely a reboot, not a sequel
Some were confused when the trailer began with “30 years ago,” but that was only a reference to the movie, not the story.
On the eve of the trailer’s debut, Feig confirmed once again that the movie is a reboot, not a story 30 years after the original films.
“I didn’t like, personally, the idea of them being handed technology, ‘here’s how to do this.’ I wanted to see it develop,” he said at a fan event Wednesday.
We’ll find out for ourselves how it measures up to the originals when it hits theaters on July 22.