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The new Ghostbusters are fighting the ghosts of the patriarchy

Justin Stephens / Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly has given us yet another glimpse into what is looking more and more like a badass take on Ghostbusters, this time hinting at what kind of ghosts the new foursome will be facing. According to the magazine, the ghosts will be criminals who include "pilgrims, old-­timey sailors, Revolutionary War spirits, and even a couple of zoot­-suited gangsters." Given Feig's oeuvre — including female-centric films like Spy and The Heat that usually involve women being hilarious and effective in traditionally male roles — it's easy to imagine the new 'busters facing down dudebro ghosts of the past who try and fail to put them in their place.

That prospect is made all the more potent by the backlash from old-school fans who doubt McCarthy, McKinnon, Jones, and Wiig are worthy replacements for the original team. McCarthy even joked, "If this doesn’t work, we go back and lose our [right to] vote. I’m talking pre­-suffragette." Frankly, I'm just waiting for a trailer to help prove the trolls wrong. Ghostbusters is slated to debut in theaters on July 15th, 2016.