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‘Ghostbusters’ Drops New Photo, Melissa McCarthy Jokes about Fan Backlash

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The “Ghostbusters” reboot comes in swinging with a new photo, which shows Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) casually strolling past an overturned firetruck and pulling their ghost-fighting gear out of their holsters (via Entertainment Weekly).

Additionally, McCarthy addressed the backlash from fans upset that the franchise was being rebooted with an all-female cast, as the cast and crew has been inundated with sexist rants throughout the film’s production. “If this doesn’t work, we go back and lose our [right to] vote,” McCarthy joked. “I’m talking pre-­suffragette.”

The female-led franchise reboot also features Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh and Neil Casey, with appearances by original “Ghostbusters” cast members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver.

“Ghostbusters” arrives July 15, 2016.