The Ghostbusters 2016 movie is right around the corner. Besides the female cast, the ghost cast is also changing for the Ghostbusters 2016 reboot. But this alteration probably won’t cause as much commotion as the gender swapped cast, the cameos by actors from the original Ghostbusters, or the refreshed fashions worn by the ghost catching quartet.
The new ghost types are yet another free interpretation of Ghostbusters lore by director Paul Feig. There hasn’t been any mention of Slimer or ghosts of that type. The ghost list revealed apparitions that are more like human spirits, perhaps tamer than the wild demons and inter-dimensional travelling creatures in the original movie. There’s been no talk of an ultimate baddy or any ghosts likely to give the ladies a great bit of trouble, but who or what could ever hope to compete with the likes of Slimer and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man anyway?
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 29, 2015
According to Entertainment Weekly, there are some new creepy things that will haunt Ghostbusters in 2016.
“Dead criminals from all eras of New York’s underbelly past have returned to roost among the living in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot. Pilgrims, old-timey sailors, Revolutionary War spirits, and even a couple of zoot-suited gangsters are ready to take on four formidable female busters looking to rid the city of its phantasmic filth.”
This new revelation gives more clues to Paul Feig’s interpretation. But those evil spirits seem more like apparition extras. Unless Feig has some surreal special effects planned to prop them up, this could be a bore.
— Jason Schwartz (@jaycrimes) December 16, 2015
The main cast of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon would love to silence the critics who’ve attacked them about being a superficial female reboot of the iconic film. What makes this a little confusing is that Chris Hemsworth has been spotted looking real nerdy and wearing a Ghostbusters suit, too. So there is likely at least one male Ghostbuster here, aside from the cameo appearances by old favorites.
Along with the new cast, expect to see Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, and even Sigourney Weaver. Rick Moranis wasn’t convinced he needed to join the reunion. In the 1984 film, he played Louis Tully, the unforgettable little goofball who eventually got possessed and then unpossessed. After becoming a huge 1980s comedy star, he’s been fairly quiet. He had to raise his kids alone after his wife died in 1997.
Too serious for Stay Puft… @haylenore pic.twitter.com/uxsayC5NUn
— SpecOpsSeaLion (@Smallnobody) December 16, 2015
Moranis told The Hollywood Reporter his reasons for turning down the 2016 reboot.
“I wish them well. I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?”
His appearance will be missed, but he’s at a very different place in his life than he was as an 80s star. But fans may have another chance to see Moranis back on the screen with his old Ghostbusters buddies if this does well. There are more Ghostbusters films scheduled to follow this one, but nothing is a sure bet. Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt were going to lead an all-male Ghostbusters produced by the Russo brothers, but Tatum backed out as he focuses on the X-Men related Gambit movie, and the Russo brothers took on duties directing the next two Avengers films.
— Geeks & Beats (@GeeksandBeats) November 21, 2015
Unlike the road Star Wars: The Force Awakens took, Paul Feig chose not to continue the Ghostbusters movie storyline left off in 1989’s Ghostbusters II. He chose to take it somewhere different. But it would have been hard to fully capture the nostalgia of this kind of film anyway. But the revamped ECTO-1 seems an exception. The car in the Ghostbusters 2016 movie has an even more nostalgic style than the original.
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