Fans of the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters may not get to see our heroines back up on the big screen any time soon, but that doesn’t mean Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan won’t be having additional adventures. In fact, in March of 2017, they’ll be teaming up with the original Ghostbusters Peter, Ray, Egan and Winston in the pages of IDW’s Ghostbusters 101 comic.
The comic will see the original Ghostbusters universe merge with the alternate reality of the 2016 film. As described by IDW:
Shortly after the classic Ghostbusters decide to get back to their roots of teaching the next generation of ‘busters, an inter-dimensional mishap merges together their universe with that of the new crew of paranormal police. Now, with the fate of two dimensions in the balance (maybe more?!), can these distinctly different teams come together to repel the greatest supernatural challenge any of them have ever faced? They’re going to have to find a way if there’s any hope for survival. Prepare for mass hysteria of the dogs and cats living together variety, because this time everyone… ANSWERS THE CALL!
This isn’t the first inter-dimensional team up in the Ghostbusters comics, as the 1984 crew teamed up with their “Real” cartoon counterparts in 2015 (though that didn’t involve universes literally merging). Whether Ghostbusters 101 will be as good as that crossover remains to be seen as well.
This episode we go audio only, and dig into a massive pile of your messages to us. Before that though, we spend some time talking about Matt Ryan reprising Constantine in Justice League Dark, The Rocketeer possibly getting sequel/reboot, and actor Steve Cardenas calls out the organizer of Texas Comicon.
So the theme to the new Ghostbusters movie is… divisive? I think that’s probably the best way to describe it. We posted it last week, and while I happen to like it a lot, Pher (my cohort here at Nerd & Tie) has the opposite opinion.
Well, for those who don’t like Fall Out Boy’s interpretation of Ray Parker Jr’s theme, there is an alternative… the Japanese version.
Sony had Japanese comediennes Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki record a version (and shoot a music video) which is pretty damned faithful to the original track (for better or for worse).
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss the tragic loss of young actor Anton Yelchin, the rather craptastic new fan film guidelines put out for Star Trek by Paramount and CBS, The CW leaving Hulu behind, Tyler Hoechlin’s casting as Superman on Supergirl, the new Ghostbusters theme by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott, and how Wizard World finally came to their senses and cancelled their ridiculous cruise.
And yeah, the video on this version is pretty janky thanks to a software upgrade. We swear we’ll fix it for next time.
With the a new Ghostbusters movie there must, of course, be a new Ghostbusters theme song. And like everything else about the Paul Feig directed franchise reboot, it both borrows from the original while taking it in a different direction.
Performed by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott, the song, “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid),” is one part cover of the Ray Parker Jr. song… one part Fall Out Boy song. I happen to like Fall Out Boy, so I don’t really mind. Honestly, it’s mostly just a cover with the classic bass line changed. Since the original song pretty much stole its bass line from Huey Lewis and the New song “I Want a New Drug” (there was a whole legal thing, look it up), that’s really to be expected.
Honestly, the song is the least important detail of the new movie, and I can see some people not liking it. But honestly, nothing is going to be as good as the original song or pull on your nostalgia as much, so it’s unfair to hold it to that standard.
Look, even if you’re not, we’ve been pretty hyped up about the new Ghostbusters film since the beginning. It has an amazing cast, Paul Feig is a great director, and the look of the film is dead on. Like any reboot these days that does have “Batman” in the name, a lot of the hardcore “fans” have been pretty rough on it.
I’m not sure how they’re able to judge a film they’ve never watched before, but still.
In any case, a new trailer was tweeted out earlier today, and we’re (frankly) even more jazzed than we were before. I don’t have much else to say on the matter, so just watch the thing.
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.
While we’ve seen previous LEGO sets based off the original Ghostbusters films, we finally have the first look at a set based on this year’s upcoming remake. LEGO tweeted out the following photos this morning of the Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 set, and it just looks absolutely rad.
The toys should be available in the summer, and Ghostbusters comes out in theaters on July 15th.