By JACOB BRYANT
New images from the all-female Ghostbusters movie have surfaced, and they’re pretty awesome.
The posters are close-ups of stars Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy dressed in the standard ghostbusting jumpsuits and proton packs. The photos elicit a moodier vibe than the more whimsical tone of the original films.
The all-female cast of the upcoming film has received a lot of backlash from the Internet, with many saying the franchise will be ruined.
“The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me,” Wiig said earlier this year. “Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.”
Paul Feig, who is directing the movie, was equally surprised by the comments he was getting about the movie.
“The amount of vitriol did surprise me,” the director said to Variety of the social media response. “Some of the most vile, misogynistic s**t I’ve ever seen my life.”
Perhaps these gritty posters will silence the naysayers. The new Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 22, 2016. – Reuters