The "Ghostbusters" 2016 reboot movie has released pictures of the film featuring its female protagonists, along with other cast members. However, the most highlighted picture is that of "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth, who has joined the cast as the team's receptionist.
In the original 1984 movie of same name, the lead characters were played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, while the receptionist was played by Annie Potts.
According to IGN, besides Chris Hemsworth, another interesting addition to the cast is "Game of Thrones" actor Charles Dance, whose role has not been revealed yet. When asked about what character he would be playing in the movie, Dance said: "I'm a kind of a straight man to a bunch of very funny ladies."
Afterwards, he explained whether his character will be on the villainous side or a heroic one: "He's neither, really. He's not villainous but he just doesn't understand and appreciate the whole Ghostbusting thing. He is English as well."
Melissa McCarthy will play the role of Abby Yates, a paranormal researcher who is also a supernatural scientist and an "entity trapper." Initially, she worked with her co-author Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig). However, they parted ways eventually as Gilbert had to pursue more academic work.
To fill the shoes of Gilbert, Yates searched for a new partner and found Jillian Holtzman (Kate McKinnon), a "nuclear engineer, munitions expert, and proton wrangler." However, soon Gilbert also joined them.
Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) is a municipal historian who works as a metaphysical commando and a ghost-tracker. Tolan, along with Yates, Gilbert and Holtzman, forms the Ghostbusters team.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, director Paul Feig talked about how different the reboot is from the original movie.
"We're not recreating the old movie but we want to do just enough fun nods that the fans will go, 'Oh, okay, they're acknowledging that the other movie existed'," he said. "I like to watch parodies, but I don't want to do them because they're too referential. Comedy that's too referential has such a short shelf life, whereas comedy that's based around characters will be known 2,000 years from now because people won't change that much."
The "Ghostbusters" 2016 reboot is all set to hit theatres across the world on July 15, 2016.