Meet The Ghostbusters – 2016 edition

Gilbert, Tolan, Yates and Holtzmann aren’t the first quartet that comes to mind when you think of busting ghosts, but after this summer they may earn their place alongside Venkman, Spengler, Stantz and Zeddmore.

Sony Pictures released new images of the new Ghostbusters and their nerdy, but studly secretary Kevin, played by the decidedly non-geeky Chris Hemsworth. In addition to the images, Sony provided some insight on what each member is bringing to this new generation Ghostbusting squad. 

Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is described as a article physicist, academic firebrand and spectral warrior, Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) is a ghost tracker, municipal historian and metaphysical commando, Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) is a paranormal researcher, supernatural scientist and entity trapper and Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) is a nuclear engineer, munitions expert and proton wrangler. ghostbusters 2016 - chris hemsworth as kevin

While there’s some similarities to the roles made famous by Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, it’s cool to see GB2K16 has new skills and talents so it won’t just be a simple rehash. Ghostbusters comes to theaters July 15.

Photo credit: Sony Pictures

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  • Scott S.

    While the OGB simply cannot be touched for innumerable reasons, I am feeling incredibly positive about this new team. My full confidence is with Feig and this promising cast.

  • Jeffrey Lyles

    I’m curious how it’s going to play out too.