As you may already know, Ghostbusters exists in a completely separate world from the original films. The major events of the first film haven’t happened yet. Screenwriter Katie Dippold says that this makes the ghosts a “phenomenal” event. If major hauntings had already occurred, the effect wouldn’t be quite the same.
While the argument makes sense, we can’t shake the feeling that it was to bring back some old favorites like Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. That’s right, he’s making his debut again in the upcoming movie.
As this new Ghostbusters trailer tells us, the movie will be making its debut on July 15. With reactions to the trailers being so divisive already, it will be interesting to see the final turn-out.
Additionally, you can enjoy the video game tie-in when it debuts a few days earlier on July 12. While it doesn’t feature the main cast or follow the events of the movie, it looks like a fun Diablo-style action game to play with your friends.