Paul Feig‘s remake of Ghostbusters has been making quite a bit of a stir. The International Bureau of Humorless Sexists pitched an epic fit when the script, by Feig and Katie Dippold, called for four women to play the roles of the central quartet of specter hunters, and they’re still unloading quite a lot of sour grapes onto the message boards. There’s also the matter of Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson‘s cameos in the film, which are being kept under lock and key for the time being. And mind you, this is just the stuff leading up to the first trailer, which actually made the film look pretty uproarious after all this hubbub.
Some of the biggest laughs from the footage we’ve seen thus far has come from Chris Hemsworth‘s Kevin, the eye-candy secretary that would seemingly be the replacement for Annie Potts’ character in the original films. In a new video featurette, Feig and the central cast, including Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon, praised the improvisational comedic skills of Hemsworth, while also pointing out the basic unfairness of a man being both so funny and so damn good-looking. Seriously, how many gifts can your genes give you? The featurette also premieres a few new scenes from the film which only goes to further pump up anticipation for Feig’s comedy, which opens nationwide on July 15th.
Check out the Ghostbusters featurette on Hemsworth below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Feig’s Ghostbusters:
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!