For a while there Sony was flying very much under the radar with its new Ghostbusters film. Odds are the studio was simply being extra cautious given the intense interest in director Paul Feig’s reboot, but it was still a bit odd that Ghostbusters was the only big summer movie for which we hadn’t seen a frame of footage. Luckily that changed last week when the studio finally unveiled the first trailer, and if that debut footage wasn’t particularly to your liking, a new Australian trailer for the film has dropped and it’s quite a bit better.
The film finds Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones forming a team to fight off an invasion of ghosts from a variety of time periods, who have decided that taking over New York City is the best use of their post-mortal time. This new trailer features a few alternative jokes that are decidedly funnier than the ones used in the latter half of the debut trailer, and this being an Australian cut and all, there’s also significantly more Chris Hemsworth.
Hemsworth fills the role of the Ghostbusters’ secretary, stepping into the shoes of Annie Potts from the original film, and while we only glimpse a couple of scenes here, his comedic skills appear to be on point. It’s no surprise given that Hemsworth is quite funny in the Marvel films (when he’s allowed to be), and that Feig is a pretty terrific comedy director—what he was able to pull out of Jason Statham for Spy is nothing short of extraordinary.
So yeah, this cut of the trailer is a little better. This is one of my most anticipated films of the year, and based on these two first looks at footage, this is gonna be a hell of a lot of fun. Check out the trailer below, and click here for 14 things to know about the reboot. Ghostbusters opens in theaters on July 15th.
Here’s the official logline:
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!