Earlier today, the new Ghostbusters theme song was released, entitled “I Ain’t Afraid,” by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot. Given how divided many fans are about this Ghostbusters remake, it remains to be seen if this will be universally loved or hated when this reboot hits theaters on July 15. While we wait to see if it’s a huge hit or a colossal flop, we have four new TV spots from this reboot, which give us a new glimpse at Stay Puft, along with some interesting insight from Sony’s Tom Rothman.
Ever since it was revealed that there will be an all-female cast, a vocal minority of Ghostbusters fans have expressed their displeasure with the casting all throughout the production. Director Paul Feig has even taken to Twitter several times to defend his movie and the cast, but during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman thinks the hate is actually great. Here’s what he had to say below.
“It’s the greatest thing that ever happened. Are you kidding me? We’re in the national debate, thank you. Can we please get some more haters to say stupid things?”
He also added that you could feel the “momentum” of the movie, particularly after Bill Murray had some positive things to say earlier this month after seeing the movie for the first time. Of course, Bill Murray will be appearing in a cameo role alongside other original Ghostbusters stars Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts. We’ll have to wait and see if that will be enough to appease the fans who don’t want to see an all-female cast, the same ones who made the first trailer the most hated of all time on YouTube earlier this year.
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. This summer, they’re here to save the world! The new Ghostbusters are Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Chris Hemsworth leads the supporting cast, playing the Ghostbusters‘ new secretary Kevin.
This new Ghostbusters adventure will go up against Broad Green Pictures’ The Infiltrator. Ghostbusters is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman. The supporting cast includes Andy Garcia as the mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as Hawkins, Matt Walsh as Rourke, Pat Kiernan as a news anchor and Neil Casey as the human villain Rowan. Take a look at these TV spots below, which confirm that the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man reurns only as a Parade Balloon. Then stay tuned for more on Ghostbusters as we get closer to the July 15 release date.