In such cases as these, we find ourselves looking for information in unlikely places … like within the tiny, blocky world of Lego.
As reported by ScreenCrush, Lego released the first pictures of its upcoming, Ghostbusters-themed ECTO-1 and 2 set earlier today, and the images actually give us a few clues about the film itself.
First off, there’s the Kevin the Receptionist (Chris Hemsworth) mini-figure, who is riding a motorcycle labeled ECTO-2 with his glasses askew, and appears to have a pretty pronounced case of red-eye. The piece seems to suggest both that Kevin will get on the ghostbusting action at some point and that he will be possessed by some sort of supernatural being at some point. Since it took until earlier this week to get a simple image of the character, this qualifies as big news.
Beyond that, we also get a peek at some sort of winged demon/ghost, who could be either a new-age Slimer or a new-age Gozer. At first blush, it looks a bit more sinister than the amorphous green guy that fans of the original Ghostbusters grew to know and love, but it’s too early to tell.
While we can’t be sure that this set aligns exactly with the plot of Ghostbusters the movie, it’s something to chew on while we wait to get our first look at the titular, phantasm-fighting team in action.
The Lego ECTO-1 and 2 won’t be available until sometime this summer and has yet to set a retail price, but at least it has given us a tiny peek at what might be in store for us when the film hits theaters July 15, 2016.