Last week we got the the first trailer for the upcoming reboot/remake of Ghostbusters. We gave our full opinion on this last weekend’s podcast, but in summary our current mood is “excited for this movie” at Nerd & Tie.
The interesting thing though is that international mega-star Chris Hemsworth (who will play the rebooted Ghostbusters’ secretary) was barely in it. Well, we now have the International trailer for the film, and we finally get a glimpse at the male equivalent to Annie Potts.
And… he’s funny? Yeah, he’s funny. I mean, not as funny as the rest of the cast, but not bad.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about the new Ghostbusters trailer, Pacific Rim 2 has a new director, the Iron Fist has been cast, Nicholas Meyer has joined the writing staff of the new Star Trek show, Wine Country Comic Con is insane, YourMiniCon has cancelled more events, and Nick went to Plattcon.
We’ve been pretty enthusiastic about the forthcoming Paul Feig directed Ghostbusters reboot/remake that’s coming this summer for quite some time. I mean, it has an incredible cast, the props look amazing, and after Feig’s Spy and Other Space I have a lot of faith in the guy. Well, today we finally got the trailer for the film — and as it’s a trailer, it (of course) looks pretty frickin’ awesome.
But, of course, it’s a trailer. There’s a formula to these things, and it’s hard to say if the final film will be as good as I hope it will be. Personally, I’m crossing my fingers.
I know that every time a new image from the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot/remake comes out, we jump all over it. I mean, just look at the tags and you’ll see a trail of shots released by director Paul Feig and others (but mostly Feig). At some point you’d think we’d get sick of this. Well new character shots have been released, and we’re still hyped over this film.
Take that, critics of boundless enthusiasm.
Anyway, these new shots include all four of our heroines (Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy) as well as Chris Hemsworth. Click the thumbnails below for larger versions, and marvel in their greatness.
We’ve known for a while who the leads will be in Paul Feig’s gender-swapped reboot of Ghostbusters, but there’s been one important question sitting out there: Who is taking over for Annie Potts as the Ghostbusters’ receptionist?
Well, we now have our answer, as THR is reporting that Chris Hemsworth has been cast in the role.
While Hemsworth is best known for his action roles like Thor in Thor, the Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman, and (did I forget to mention) Thor, he’s been expanding into comedy lately with his role in this summer’s soft reboot of Vacation. He’s no Annie Potts, but I think he’ll do a good job in the role.
I’m just waiting for him to yell “We got one!”
Ghostbusters is schedule to hit theaters in July of 2016.