The new ‘Ghostbusters’ villain looks familiar

Toy Fair has yet again given us an early peek at what we”ll soon see on the big screen. At the New York event, Mattel revealed the look for the big baddie in this summer”s Ghostbusters movie.

Folks, meet Rowan:


Confirmed at #Mattel this morning that this is the main villain in the new #Ghostbusters movie. #ToyFair #TF16 #NYTF

A photo posted by “Pixel Dan” Eardley (@pixeldan) on Feb 15, 2016 at 10:58am PST


Looks familiar, doesn”t he? He closely resembles the Ghostbusters logo – the one from the 1984 movie that Sony is also using to promote the new film. Rowan”s got more of a resemblance to the logo than Slimer or any of the other ghosts Venkman and co. encountered. Just add two rows of sharp teeth and a red bow tie, and voila, you”ve got Rowan. (A Mattel rep revealed the villain”s name in the video you can see below.) So does this mean in this Ghostbusters, the new team created a logo after encountering this baddie? Or is this another Stay Puft situation, where they manage to manifest their own monster from the logo on their minds?

Take a look at Rowan and more Ghostbusters toys (including snazzy new proton packs) that will be on shelves in May in the video below:

Ghostbusters opens in theaters on July 15, 2016.