We have just under a month to go until director Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters reboot, and that means the marketing machine for the movie will begin to really rev. A new batch of TV spots was just released, and one of them in particular reveals a massive spoiler that is sure to make all the angry man-children – up in arms over the lady Ghostbusters supposedly ruining their childhoods – even more ticked off.
While there haven’t been any official confirmations as to who the true villain in the movie is – trailers basically reveal that “someone” is intentionally increasing the paranormal activity around New York City – we did get a look at the ghost who will ostensibly cause the new Ghostbusters the most trouble. Rowan (played by comedian Neil Casey) closely resembles the ghost from the iconic No Ghost logo, and previous trailers revealed that a huge version of him would be stomping around New York just like Mr. Stay Puft from the original.
If Ghostbusters 2016 haters were peeved at even a hint of co-opting an image from the original before, the newest TV spot is sure to be an atomic bomb of angst. It seems as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man makes an appearance at some point, which is a bold move on Feig’s part. The big, evil marshmallow monster is among the most sacred Ghostbusters symbols, and it’s going to be even more ammo for the haters to take pot shots at the new movie.
Check out the clip below:
The thing is, a new look at Mr. Stay Puft should warm the cockles of any ghostbusting fan’s heart instead of making them angry. It’s not that big of a deal, and it should be a refreshingly awesome throwback and hat tip to the original. It even looks like he isn’t the actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Mr. Stay Puft in the trailer looks like he’s some kind of reanimated parade float (or it could just be bad CGI).
But also, if you’re one of those people lamenting the new Ghostbusters is somehow ruining your childhood (even though it hasn’t even come out yet), this may be the final nail in the coffin.
Take a look at a few more TV spots below, like this one that features a short snippet of the new Ghostbusters theme by Fall Out Boy, and featuring Missy Elliott, which sounds like the poppier theme we’ve heard since the first trailer:
Here’s a weird pair of TV spots reminding us that, yes, Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy:
Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15, and yeah, the Stay Puft man is on Twitter: