It seems like we’re getting a new trailer for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot each week. Most of the trailers we’ve already seen feature the same shots of Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones, but a new international trailer has a few moments sprinkled in for fans to dissect.
The movie’s promotional videos have all been met with controversy, due to misogynistic fans’ anger regarding the reboot leads’ gender. The first trailer infamously became the most unliked video in YouTube history because of the troll backlash, but people are still fighting against the haters. Original Ghostbuster — and the 2016 reboot’s producer — Dan Aykroyd praised the new movie in a post on his Facebook page saying:
“As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!”
In this new trailer though, we get a bit more context about what exactly happens in the movie. Wiig’s Erin Gilbert is initially a skeptic, but realizes ghosts are real after she’s slimed by the library ghost. Theres some dumbfounded lines fleshing out Chris Hemsworth’s bumbling receptionist Kevin a bit more, and some great looks at the gang testing out their new proton packs.
Some critics of the new Ghostbusters movie have said that the comedic dialogue featured in the trailers has been broad and generally unfunny. The moment featuring McKinnon scaring Wiig as a mannequin in the original trailer particularly comes to mind as a bit of a throwaway gag. But in the international trailer, we get a good look at Leslie Jones’s ghostbusting style, as she’s depicted running away from a possessed mannequin. We’ll take it.
We also get a few looks at the film’s villains. The first is Rowan, who we saw in an earlier trailer taking over and smashing buildings à la the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the original. It looks like the new Ghostbusters lineup will face off against Rowan, who resembles the iconic specter from the No-Ghost logo, in a climactic Times Square ghost battle.
The most interesting new piece of footage is this blue baddie, whom the trailer heavily implies is the main reason the paranormal activity around New York City is heating up.
We haven’t heard much about Charles Dance’s role in Ghostbusters since the news broke, and this guy resembles the former Tywin Lannister just a bit.
But we’ll have to wait until the movie drops on July 15 to see how all the hilarious spookiness plays out.