We're five months away from seeing the hotly debated reboot of the 1984 spectral comedy, Ghostbusters. Although I'm in the camp that remains hopeful for the film's success, the world will just have to wait and see whether screenwriter and director Paul Fieg (Bridesmaids, Spy) will be able to add another hilarious female-driven comedy to his already impressive resume.
Recently, Ghostbusters relaunched it's website and included some brand new images! We've seen the girls already, but these shows bring us our first official look at Chris Hemsworth's character Kevin. If you thought that putting glasses on the handsome Avenger would somehow diminish his good looks, you were sorely mistaken.
Here are five new images of the Ghostbusters cast including our first official look at Chris Hemsworth, with brief character descriptions provided by Feig:
Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert
“Particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior.”
Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates
“Paranormal researcher, supernatural scientist, entity trapper.”
Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan
“Ghost tracker, municipal historian, metaphysical commando.”
Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann
“Nuclear engineer, munitions expert, proton wrangler.”
Chris Hemsworth as Kevin
Hemsworth will play Kevin, the Ghostbusters secretary, similar to Annie Potts' character, Janine Melnitz, in the 1984 film.
After being met with some backlash for the movie, Paul Feig spoke to EW and praised his cast for their work on the film and wholly stood by his decision to cast the four funny women in the main roles.
“They are four incredibly talented women, each with a unique voice and style of comedy. The fact that they meshed so well and complemented each other so well made this team of paranormal warriors a very interesting and fully-rounded group. The funniest people who come from sketch, stand-up, or just comedy, in general, work well together because the good ones know they are only as good as those they are playing off, against, and with. The set was a fun, supportive and creatively fertile environment.”
Ghostbusters is set to open in theaters on July 15th, 2016.