The women-driven Ghostbusters reboot is still more than a year away from its release date, but it has already ruined the childhoods of angry dudes everywhere who didn’t really turn out right. When he isn’t busy rendering 31-year-old movies that people may or may not have an irrationally strong love for utterly unenjoyable and replacing them with girly-girl bullshit, director Paul Feig is on Twitter, giving people a sneak peek at the damage he’s doing to Ghostbusters’ good name. Recently he has shown us what the film’s main cast—Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones—will use to bust ghosts, and what they’ll wear while doing it. Take a look at their proton packs and their uniforms below:
Also, according to an exclusive at The Wrap today, the cast has expanded and, thank God, gotten less female-y. Frequent powerful-person-player Andy Garcia has joined the film in the role of the New York City mayor, while The Wire and Boardwalk Empire’s Michael K. Williams will play a character by the name of Hawkins. Also joining the cast, as Rourke, is Matt Walsh of Veep and Upright Citizens Brigade fame. All these fine men will presumably give their female costars advice on how to act, how to open the doors to their trailers on set, how to say the word “Ghostbusters,” and how to complete other tasks that might otherwise prove too difficult for them.
Feig has a streak of box-office winners going, with the female-led Bridesmaids, the female-led The Heat, and, most recently, the female-led Spy (which we liked it an awful lot) all grossing over $200 million. He’s working with a much larger budget this time with Ghostbusters, which started filming last month in Boston. He’s also a producer on the upcoming The Peanuts Movie, set for release this November. Hopefully, though, someone will show him the error of his ways in championing funny lead women in his films, and he can finally turn his career around.