Who ya gonna call? No, really, who are we supposed to call when the ghosts start terrorizing us? Director Paul Feig has officially revealed the names of the four leading characters in his new Ghostbusters movie, just in case you need to scribble them down in your day planner for future reference.
Feig has remained open with fans about his new project, offering sneak peeks at their new costumes, the new Ecto-1 (which looks awesomely classic), and the first legitimate photo of stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. And now he’s given us some character names, as well:screenshot windows 7
The director has had a bit of a battle, as “purist” fans of the franchise have decried a new version featuring four women instead of four men. Last night, a man tweeted at Feig that he was going to watch the original film with his kids, and wished death upon the director for sullying the franchise. That man’s tweet has since been deleted (it shouldn’t have existed in the first place), but Feig’s response is still up:upload foto
Feig is well known for delivering female-centric films like Bridesmaids and the recent Spy, and just as many women are subjected to cruel harassment online for promoting gender equality, so has he in recent months. It’s truly shameful.
The director has never been one to really share so many sneak peeks from his productions, but with a beloved franchise like Ghostbusters, he’s been sort of backed into a corner. Nevertheless, the stuff we’ve seen so far looks fun, especially Kate McKinnon’s dorky hardcore style, which — as many fans have already pointed out — looks like Egon from the Ghostbusters animated series.
Ghostbusters also stars Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong, Michael K. Williams, Andy Garcia and Matt Walsh, and hits theaters on July 22, 2016.