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Paul Feig reveals the character names of the four new Ghostbusters

07.21.2015

So, despite everything about GHOSTBUSTERS appearing to be a full reboot, I have still seen comments from folks who are convinced the characters in Paul Feig's new film are somehow connected to the original film's roster. I saw one comment that posited that Kristen Wiig's character would be named Venkman. I am sure that would have been the final straw for a lot of angry fans.

Well, Feig has taken to Twitter to reveal the names of the four main characters in GHOSTBUSTERS. Check it out below.

That's right: they are just names! There is no homage or reference to be gleaned from these four names, but it should put the final nail in the coffin that GHOSTBUSTERS is in any way a sequel to Ivan Reitman's movie. It feels pretty ridiculous that I even have to put disclaimers like this in a story about any movie but there are individuals out there who have taken their hate for GHOSTBUSTERS to a ridiculous degree. I mean, we haven't seen anything but still photos and people are lighting torches and grabbing pitchforks. I have said it once and I will say it again: I don't see anything about GHOSTBUSTERS that bothers me. Yeah, it is a remake. Get over it! The absolute worst thing this movie can do is suck and if it does you will forget about it a week later.

GHOSTBUSTERS opens on July 22, 2016.

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8:23AM on 07/24/2015

LOL

why dun u name them Tinky, Dipsy, LaLa & Po? then you'll hav a teletubbies team..
why dun u name them Tinky, Dipsy, LaLa & Po? then you'll hav a teletubbies team..
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10:41AM on 07/22/2015

I like the names.....

But who cares? I hate the concept for this movie.
All of the people attacking the hate for this movie sound butt hurt that people won't give it chance. I'm disappointed that a JoBlo writer would attack the very fanbase that makes up this website.
But who cares? I hate the concept for this movie.
All of the people attacking the hate for this movie sound butt hurt that people won't give it chance. I'm disappointed that a JoBlo writer would attack the very fanbase that makes up this website.
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10:31AM on 07/22/2015

I love hating this movie

I am finally a part of a collective that hates something that I do! Usually I'm in the minority!
I am finally a part of a collective that hates something that I do! Usually I'm in the minority!
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9:36AM on 07/22/2015
Still nope.
Still nope.
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6:31AM on 07/22/2015
"The absolute worst thing this movie can do is suck and if it does you will forget about it a week later."

I can't wait for this movie to come out.
"The absolute worst thing this movie can do is suck and if it does you will forget about it a week later."

I can't wait for this movie to come out.
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10:36AM on 07/22/2015
Actually I think the worst thing this film can do is be a massive hit. It would justify everything the studio was trying to do and extinguish all hope of ever getting a movie related to the originals.
Actually I think the worst thing this film can do is be a massive hit. It would justify everything the studio was trying to do and extinguish all hope of ever getting a movie related to the originals.
4:04AM on 07/22/2015

Get over yourselves

Ghostbusters came out in '84. 31 years ago for God's sake. I'VE SEEN A STILL IMAGE THEREFORE I CAN MAKE FULL JUDGEMENT ON THE STORY, ACTORS AND OVERALL MOVIE!!! I AM A CRITICAL GOD!!

Dicks.
Ghostbusters came out in '84. 31 years ago for God's sake. I'VE SEEN A STILL IMAGE THEREFORE I CAN MAKE FULL JUDGEMENT ON THE STORY, ACTORS AND OVERALL MOVIE!!! I AM A CRITICAL GOD!!

Dicks.
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10:19PM on 07/21/2015

I Wonder...

anyone really interested in this?

I smell turkey!
anyone really interested in this?

I smell turkey!
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9:30PM on 07/21/2015
I guess none of them have a PHD then. So they are not exactly a doctor of anything, Walter Peck will have a field day.
I guess none of them have a PHD then. So they are not exactly a doctor of anything, Walter Peck will have a field day.
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6:29PM on 07/21/2015
How cute he thinks people care! Oh that is rich
How cute he thinks people care! Oh that is rich
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5:53PM on 07/21/2015
Who cares?
Who cares?
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3:37PM on 07/21/2015

SPOILERS......

At the end, after the Big Baddie has been vanquished, a huge portal is ripped open in the sky and a large proton stream (like 4 intertwined streams...wink) bursts through followed immediately by GOZER THE DESTRUCTOR who has been blasted to a new dimension, free to wreak havoc once again. Thus establishing continuity with the original films while also setting up the girls for a proper sequel. You're welcome Paul.
At the end, after the Big Baddie has been vanquished, a huge portal is ripped open in the sky and a large proton stream (like 4 intertwined streams...wink) bursts through followed immediately by GOZER THE DESTRUCTOR who has been blasted to a new dimension, free to wreak havoc once again. Thus establishing continuity with the original films while also setting up the girls for a proper sequel. You're welcome Paul.
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3:34PM on 07/21/2015
Terrible names
Terrible names
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5:15PM on 07/21/2015
Are you joking? Because if you are, hold for the slow-clap.


If not, seriously?
Are you joking? Because if you are, hold for the slow-clap.


If not, seriously?
9:26PM on 07/21/2015
I hope he is joking because I laughed out loud at this. And then again at your slow-clap moment.
I hope he is joking because I laughed out loud at this. And then again at your slow-clap moment.
12:06PM on 07/21/2015

Dont get the hatred

Nobody here has seen the movie, so what's the deal. It's a different Ghostbusters movie, you weren't gonna get the originals, their too old or gone...I don't get it. I am more than willing to give this one a shot. Seriously, it sounds like people only hate this because its with four women, I for one think it's something different and possibly cool, so screw the haters who hate for hates sake.
Nobody here has seen the movie, so what's the deal. It's a different Ghostbusters movie, you weren't gonna get the originals, their too old or gone...I don't get it. I am more than willing to give this one a shot. Seriously, it sounds like people only hate this because its with four women, I for one think it's something different and possibly cool, so screw the haters who hate for hates sake.
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1:08PM on 07/21/2015
i dont like this movie for two reasons.

1. They dont care about the source material. Feig said it was refreshing to not have to worry about staying true to the source material. and while that may be true from a writers standpoint, it doesnt sound good to the audience. We want continuity, we assurance that elements we loved in the first two movies hold over into this one. All we know about this movie is it is four people trying to catch ghosts.

2. They are using an all girl cast as a
i dont like this movie for two reasons.

1. They dont care about the source material. Feig said it was refreshing to not have to worry about staying true to the source material. and while that may be true from a writers standpoint, it doesnt sound good to the audience. We want continuity, we assurance that elements we loved in the first two movies hold over into this one. All we know about this movie is it is four people trying to catch ghosts.

2. They are using an all girl cast as a gimmick. I wholeheartedly agree that women can be funny and we need more female leads in movies. But this is a gimmick that Feig uses over and over again and it's wearing thin. yeah ghostbusters were four male parts, but it was written in a way that you can replace any of those characters with female actors and it would be the same exact script (with exceptions to Mr. Murray). The jokes were not about how these are men doing manly stuff. Most of the jokes in Feig's movies are just that, these are women doing not womanly things. Its great for a cheap laugh but people dont want one of their favorite franchises reduced to this. I wouldve supported this movie so much more if it was a mixed cast. It's like having an all Black ghostbusters and calling anyone who thinks thats a bad idea racist. It's a gimmick, plain and simple. And a movie relying on a gimmick can't expect to get much support from such a devoted fan base.

sure this movie could surprise everyone and be good. But until that day comes, we are all expecting something less than spectacular.
3:37PM on 07/21/2015
I don't care for the movie because it's a new Ghostbusters movie. Period.
There's no need to remake it (or make more sequels), especially as half-assedly as they're doing it.
Nobody gets that "ghostbusting" was not what made Ghostbusters interesting (not even Aykroyd), it was Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd in their primes coming together that made the movie magical.
Without that it's just a flop sci-fi fantasy movie.
I don't care for the movie because it's a new Ghostbusters movie. Period.
There's no need to remake it (or make more sequels), especially as half-assedly as they're doing it.
Nobody gets that "ghostbusting" was not what made Ghostbusters interesting (not even Aykroyd), it was Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd in their primes coming together that made the movie magical.
Without that it's just a flop sci-fi fantasy movie.
5:23PM on 07/21/2015
These women are not going to fuck you.
These women are not going to fuck you.
5:25PM on 07/21/2015
@Nowheredan, WHAT source material? Movies? Or are you counting the Real Ghostbusters in there. As a movie, it can't stay TOO close to the source material because then we'd get another Gus Van Sant Psycho. As a fan of Ghostbusters, I'd rather they revamp the entire thing than make another bad sequel.

Oh, and Paul Feig has freely said he just likes stories about women. Blame the studio for thinking his idea was the one to go with.

Actually I agree with Bojac Redleif. But I'm so far beyond
@Nowheredan, WHAT source material? Movies? Or are you counting the Real Ghostbusters in there. As a movie, it can't stay TOO close to the source material because then we'd get another Gus Van Sant Psycho. As a fan of Ghostbusters, I'd rather they revamp the entire thing than make another bad sequel.

Oh, and Paul Feig has freely said he just likes stories about women. Blame the studio for thinking his idea was the one to go with.

Actually I agree with Bojac Redleif. But I'm so far beyond worrying about what should've been done. When a studio pours money in to make a movie, all I can hope is it's good enough that I'll want to see it. We'll never get Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis back like they were. Here's hoping what we do get doesn't completely suck ass.
11:46PM on 07/21/2015
The original films is the source material. The mythos they set up with how the mechanics work, the history of ghostbusting, the style of humor.
The original films is the source material. The mythos they set up with how the mechanics work, the history of ghostbusting, the style of humor.
6:33AM on 07/22/2015
"These women are not going to fuck you. "

Well, that's good to know.
"These women are not going to fuck you. "

Well, that's good to know.
11:28AM on 07/21/2015

quit yer bitchin' about everything......

omg! names!!!!!! something finally worth bitching about, right?
NAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wrong names!!!!!!!!!!
omg! names!!!!!! something finally worth bitching about, right?
NAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wrong names!!!!!!!!!!
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10:50AM on 07/21/2015

Wow. That bland?

I thought for sure atleast Kate McKinnon's name was gonna be something wacky to atleast TRY to ape off Egon.
$5 says Holtzmann is Wiig (cuz Venkman), and Patty is Melissa McCarthy because Patty is the name embodiment of 'frump'.
I thought for sure atleast Kate McKinnon's name was gonna be something wacky to atleast TRY to ape off Egon.
$5 says Holtzmann is Wiig (cuz Venkman), and Patty is Melissa McCarthy because Patty is the name embodiment of 'frump'.
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10:42AM on 07/21/2015

Can't wait to miss it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I prefer to Watch a pretentious hypster french movie than this [link] of one of my more beloved movie of my childhood...

I prefer to Watch a pretentious hypster french movie than this [link] of one of my more beloved movie of my childhood...
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5:17PM on 07/21/2015
You say pretentious hipster French movie like it's a bad thing.
You say pretentious hipster French movie like it's a bad thing.
7:19PM on 07/21/2015
@HoleyHaw-it's not a bad thing?
@HoleyHaw-it's not a bad thing?
9:41AM on 07/21/2015
At least their names are not too outlandish.
At least their names are not too outlandish.
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