May 18, 2016


Second 'Ghostbusters' Trailer: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! Slimer!

Alright, haters who made the first look at the Ghostbusters reboot the most-disliked trailer in YouTube history: See if this one can becalm your fussiness. 

The second glimpse at the '80s classic's modern-day retelling, starring Melissa McCarthy, former SNL-er Kristen Wiig and current SNL-ers Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, has got the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Slimer (both looking significantly more sinister) and a Jaws quote. Also: A new passel o' ghosts, and Cecily Strong, another modern Saturday Night Live star and not a ghost.

“It will haunt you every night," the dapper MADtv alum Michael McDonald says in the intro. "Whatever it is, no one should have to encounter that kind of evil...except you girls. I think you can handle it.” We're with him.

A couple weeks ago, Melissa McCarthy admitted she thought the reboot had been confusingly positioned in the new trailer. "It's a reboot, it's not—I know it's weird that they said the '30 years ago,' because in this movie, like, the first one didn't happen," she said. "It's's that great story but told totally differently."

Ghostbusters hits on July 15. It's directed by Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids, Freaks and Geeks) and produced by Ivan Reitman, who helmed the original two flicks in 1984 and '89.