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Everyone’s officially over the fact that the new Ghostbusters movie stars four very funny and very talented women instead of a couple of dudes, right? We can leave all of that behind and just get excited that we’re getting a new Ghostbusters movie courtesy of the genuinely inspired Paul Feig, right? Okay, good. The last thing we need is this latest batch of news about the upcoming reboot getting tainted by sexist moaning and groaning. Hooray for moving past this and never mentioning it again.

The big news here is that a new image featuring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones suited up has arrived online and they look awesome. Total badasses. The other bit of news is about some of the film’s ghostly villains and they certainly sound promising.

All of this comes to us courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, but let’s start with the latter. Although we still don’t know too much about the new ghostbustin’ heroines, we know even less about the bad guys they’ll be facing. We do know that Neil Casey is playing the lead villain, a fellow named Rowan, but anything beyond that would be conjecture on our part. We also know that Charles Dance is apparently in the movie in some capacity, and he tends to default to villain-types. However, EW reports that the new Ghostbusters will be facing supernatural baddies of all stripes and from all eras:

Dead criminals from all eras of New York’s under­belly past have returned to roost among the living in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot. Pilgrims, old-timey sailors, Revolutionary War spirits, and even a couple of zoot­-suited gangsters are ready to take on four formidable female busters looking to rid the city of its phantasmic filth.

Okay, now that sounds cool. Although the ghost designs in the original Ghostbusters movies are fantastic and iconic and creepy and just the right kind of silly, they tended to default to amorphous blobs and generic ghouls. And that’s fine! But the the new team facing down angry ghosts who reflect the actual history and diversity of New York City sounds fascinating. Plus, ghosts who are recognizably human and showcase a past and a personality will provide plenty of ample opportunities for fun cameos.

And now, here’s that new picture of the cast in action. It’s not quite as slick as that last cast photo, but now we now know that whatever the team is up against apparently has the power to overturn large vehicles. But can it summon gigantic Stay Puft Marshmallow Men? We wait on pins and needles to find out. From left to right, that’s McKinnon’s Jillian Holtzmann, Wiig’s Erin Gilbert, McCarthy’s Abby Yates, and Jones’ Patty Tolan, each of them looking ready to take down whatever flipped over that fire truck:

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Ghostbusters is set to open on July 15, 2016.

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