Yesterday we saw the first official look at director Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters movie, which featured Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones suited up as the new ghost-busting crew standing in front of an ominous looking green glow. It was an appropriate move to associate itself with the Ghostbusters we know and love, but it wasn’t anything we hadn’t seen before from the new movie. Today we get the first official posters from the movie from a range of different sites. They definitely usher in the new Ghostbusters, but we can’t help but think they’re a little…off.
Each character poster comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, People, InStyle, and Time, which all caught up with Feig to ask about each new character. Here are the posters along with Feig’s brief description of each new character:
- Erin Gilbert (Wiig): “Particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior.”
- Abby Yates (McCarthy): “Paranormal researcher, supernatural scientist, entity trapper.”
- Patty Tolan (Jones): “Ghost tracker, municipal historian, metaphysical commando.”
- Jillian Holtzmann (McKinnon): “Nuclear engineer, munitions expert, proton wrangler.
While we can’t wait to see what Feig and the ridiculously funny cast has in store, the posters strangely highlight the gear and gadgets of the new Ghosbusters instead of the characters. The iconic logo is back, but the black and white images featuring unique color contrasts also seem to introduce a gritty action movie. It make us question whether the movie they’re trying to advertise is a comedy or not. Seriously, Ghostbusters is supposed to be funny. Here all we get is red and green machinery and obscured faces.
We’ll obviously (hopefully) get to learn about each character while trailers and other details emerge closer to the movie’s release, but these posters seem like an awkward misstep in introducing a new take on a beloved classic.