The Ecto-2 motorcycle was first spotted on the set of Ghostbusters this past summer. And at first, it was believed to belong to Kate McKinnon's aviator glasses wearing Jillian Holtzmann. But we later learned that this back-up vehicle for the Ecto-1 was actually Chris Hemsworth's ride in the movie, as seen in various set images and the latest LEGO toy photos. In the movie, Hemsworth plays the Ghostbusters' secretary, Kevin. Now, we have an official still of the Ecto-2 motorcycle, which gives us a better look at this Honda two-wheeler equipped with Ghostbusting weapons.
These new Ghostbusters exist in an entirely different universe than the 1984 Ghostbusters. The story centers on Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), who, years ago, wrote a book that posited ghosts do in fact exist. The plot picks up with Erin acquiring a teaching position at the prestigious Columbia University. She is laughed off campus once word of her book surfaces. At the same time, Abby is working with a new partner Jillian Holtzman (Kate McKinnon), just as a new slew of ghosts begin to invade New York City. Erin ends up joining forces with Abby and Jillian, along with a new partner Patty (Leslie Jones), to save the Big Apple from these ghosts. Entertainment Weekly had this to say about some of the spooks these girls will chase.
"Dead criminals from all eras of New York's underbelly past have returned to roost among the living in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot. Pilgrims, old-timey sailors, Revolutionary War spirits, and even a couple of zoot-suited gangsters are ready to take on four formidable female busters looking to rid the city of its phantasmic filth."
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. No details have been given for any of these supporting characters at this time. They will also be joined by a number of original Ghostbusters stars. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have all been confirmed for cameo appearances. Bill Murray has been rumored to play a character named Martin Heiss, who tries to debunk the Ghostbusters' claims that paranormal beings are invading the city. There are also rumors that Dan Aykroyd plays a taxi driver who picks up Erin Gilbert, but no details regarding the other cameo appearances have been released yet.
Paul Feig directs from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold, with original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman producing alongside Dan Aykroyd. Sony Pictures has set a July 15, 2016 release date for this reboot, putting it up against La La Land and The Lake. While we anxiously await the first trailer, which is said to arrive at the end of this month, check out one more photo from the remake. And in case you didn't hear last week, the official Ghostbusters website has relaunched, which you can check out here.