Yesterday, Sony Pictures helped celebrate the Valentine's Day holiday by releasing a brief trailer preview for Ghostbusters, which revealed that the full trailer will arrive on Thursday, March 3. Unfortunately, the teaser didn't showcase any of the five main stars, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth, but we'll surely get to see them in action in the first full trailer next month. Today, Sony Pictures continued to tease this highly-anticipated movie by releasing the first poster, which, also, doesn't feature any of the stars, but showcases the iconic original logo and the beloved catch-phrase "Who you gonna call?"
The preview only teased that New York has come under attack from some sort of paranormal entity, with swarms of soldiers and police officers getting ready to fight off this unseen enemy. It's possible that this could be the villain, known as Red Daemon, who was revealed in toy photos that debuted last week. These toys also teased that Chris Hemsworth's Kevin becomes possessed by a ghost at some point, but it hasn't been confirmed if this will actually happen in the movie or not. Hopefully we'll get our first real look at this villain when the trailer drops in just a few short weeks.
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. Several years later, after Erin and Abby went their separate ways, Erin acquires a teaching position at the prestigious Columbia University, but she is laughed out of academia 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.
Paul Feig directs from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold, with original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman producing alongside Dan Aykroyd. 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. Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15, going up against Lionsgate's La La Land and EuropaCorp's The Lake. Take a look at this poster below, and stay tuned for more on Ghostbusters as we get closer to the trailer's premiere.