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We’ve seen dumpy beige jumpsuits, we’ve seen the new generation proton packs, but one question about Ghostbusters looms larger than all the rest: what’s they’re ride going to be like? Now, thanks to director Paul Feig, we’ve got our first look at the updated Ecto-1. Check it out for yourself.
Feig took to his Twitter account to reveal our first look at the new Ghostbusters’ new ride. Because it’s the internet, a number of people have already taken issue with the update, but it is pretty much in keeping with the original.
The first Ecto-1 was a 1959 Cadillac hearse that Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) acquired for $4800 bucks and refurbished to suit their paranormal investigating needs. At the time of the 1984 original, that was a 25-year-old car, and from the appearance of this new model, it looks like the new crew follows the same pattern, finding a cheap old junker and fixing it up so they can tool around town in it chasing rogue spirits. I don’t love it, but it’s fine. The only thing I’m not a huge fan of is the hood ornament, but that’s a relatively small quibble. Other than that, it looks very much like a bunch of science-y folk updated an old car to fit their unique needs.
Here’s another view from the back, where the new crop of spirit hunters will stow their proton packs and traps for easy transport.
Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon as the main quartet, though they recently added a ton of awesome cast members. Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, will play their receptionist, filling Annie Potts’ sizeable shoes, while Michael Kenneth Williams, Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh, and Cicely Strong all signed on for supporting roles, and Neil Casey just joined as the main villain, Rowan.
According to what we know so far, Wiig and McCarthy’s characters are friends who write a book about how ghosts are real and exist among us. No one really pays their work any mind until a few years pass and Wiig lands a job at Columbia University. When her colleagues discover the book, she is mocked out of academia and reunites with McCarthy, Jones, and McKinnon for some hardcore ghost busting.
Ghostbusters haunts theaters on July 22, 2016. Now that we’ve got Ecto-1 taken care of, the real question is whether or not they’re going to live in a renovated Manhattan firehouse or not?