Ghostbusters co-writer/director Paul Feig has been doing his best to beat the inevitable set photo leaks for his film reboot of the beloved supernatural action/comedy property, by instead posting such images online himself. For the most part, he’s actually been quite successful, having been the first to show off the new proton packs and Ecto-1 vehicle design in the movie.
Images of such cast members as Melissa McCarthy – who’s collaborating for the fourth time with Feig here after their work together on Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Spy – in their Ghostbusters uniforms have already made their way online. Nonetheless, Feig has now posted an ‘official’ photo of the film’s main cast in costume on the Ghostbusters set, with Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon suited up alongside McCarthy.
The orange stripes on the new Ghostbusters outfits weren’t part of the uniforms worn by such Ghostbusters (1984) cast members as Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, but otherwise they’re a nice blend of innovation and homage (much like the proton packs and Ecto-1 designs). Similarly, while McKinnon’s appearance may seem a bit more over the top than her costars, some fans have already noted that her look seems to have been influenced by Egon’s appearance in the Real Ghostbusters cartoon series… but, of course, that might just be a coincidence.
You can check out the main Ghostbusters reboot cast in costume (alongside the Ecto-1), below:
Official plot details for the Ghostbusters reboot are still largely under-wraps for the time being, so it might be a while before we know if new version of familiar specters (Slimer?) will pop up in the film. However, in addition to the main cast, we know that Chris Hemsworth is playing the Ghostbusters’ receptionist, while such character actors as Andy Garcia and Michael K. Williams are helping to fill out the movie’s supporting cast.
Filming on the Ghostbusters reboot isn’t that far along, which no doubt partly accounts for why Sony declined against hosting a panel for the film (or the studio’s other upcoming projects) at the 2015 Comic-Con in San Diego. However, those who are at the ‘Con can still admire the movie’s proton pack design up close and personal, as it’s on display in the San Diego Convention Center’s showroom floor.
Ghostbusters opens in U.S. theaters on July 22nd, 2016.
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