Here's The Names Of The New Ghostbusters

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Paul Feig took to twitter yesterday evening and dropped some new information about the upcoming Ghostbusters movie, revealing the names of the headline characters.


Based on the image that he linked to, Kristen Wigg will be playing Erin Gilbert and Melissa McCarthy will be playing Abby Yates. According to IMDB, Kate McKinnon is playing Jillian Holtzmann, while Leslie Jones is Patty Tolan.


Ghostbusters is scheduled to hit theaters July 22nd, 2016.


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What I love about io9 is the insistence on reporting every single bit of information on this movie, despite the vociferous and frankly unimpressive negative reactions to this movie. I can’t think of another movie that has galvanized nerddom’s awesome capabilities to bitch and moan so much. I, for one, look forward to this movie because I love Ghostbusters. It won’t detract or delete the original, so I say, the more the merrier. Yet, commenters really want to go out of their way to let everybody know they hate this movie, they hate Feig, they hate McCarthy, and this movie will be the death knell of any possible creativity in Hollywood or somesuch boring complaint.

We’re all entitled to our opinions, but I don’t walk into a sushi restaurant and yell at people for liking California rolls.