Paul Rudd meets an old nemesis in the form of Mini-Pufts in a new scene from Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Paul Rudd comes face-to-face with a classic Ghostbusters villain in a new scene from Ghostbusters: Afterlife — though this time its bitesized and has plenty of backup.

The 52-year-old actor was featured in a scene from the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot that was released by Sony Pictures on Wednesday.

The short clip doesn’t reveal much about the film’s plot, but it does confirm that the iconic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the 1984 classic will be returning in the form of the adorable Mini-Pufts.

New look: Paul Rudd, 52, comes face-to-face with an old nemesis in a new scene from Ghostbusters: Afterlife that was released by Sony Pictures on Wednesday

New look: Paul Rudd, 52, comes face-to-face with an old nemesis in a new scene from Ghostbusters: Afterlife that was released by Sony Pictures on Wednesday

Too cute! The plotless clip confirms that the iconic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the 1984 classic will be returning in the form of the adorable Mini-Pufts

Too cute! The plotless clip confirms that the iconic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the 1984 classic will be returning in the form of the adorable Mini-Pufts

In the new clip, Rudd, who plays the teacher Mr. Grooberson, is seen at a grocery store as he tries to pick out a tub of ice cream, eventually settling on Jamoca.

But as he grabs the tasty treat, he hears a woman scream from elsewhere in the otherwise-quiet store. 

He doesn’t hear any follow-up, so he walks to another aisle to get some toppings.

‘Blue velvet!’ he says with awe as he thumbs through his sundae options, before a rippling bag of marshmallows catches his attention. 

Yum! In the new clip, Rudd, who plays the teacher Mr. Grooberson, is seen at a grocery store as he tries to pick out a tub of ice cream, eventually settling on Jamoca

Yum! In the new clip, Rudd, who plays the teacher Mr. Grooberson, is seen at a grocery store as he tries to pick out a tub of ice cream, eventually settling on Jamoca

Odd: But as he grabs the tasty treat, he hears a woman scream from elsewhere in the otherwise-quiet store

Odd: But as he grabs the tasty treat, he hears a woman scream from elsewhere in the otherwise-quiet store

Stocking up: He heads to another aisle for some sundae toppings, only to see a marshmallow bag start to move on its own

Stocking up: He heads to another aisle for some sundae toppings, only to see a marshmallow bag start to move on its own

Rudd’s character is shocked when a tiny yet adorably plump marshmallow man breaks free of the bag.

But his cuteness is too good to be true, as Grooberson finds out when he extends a finger to poke his tummy as if he was the Pillsbury Doughboy.

The smiling creature suddenly clamps down on his finger with his soft jaws, startling Grooberson. 

Didn't see that coming: Rudd's character is shocked when a tiny yet adorably plump marshmallow man breaks free of the bag

Didn’t see that coming: Rudd’s character is shocked when a tiny yet adorably plump marshmallow man breaks free of the bag

Big mistake: But his cuteness is too good to be true, as Grooberson finds out when he extends a finger to poke his tummy as if he was the Pillsbury Doughboy

Big mistake: But his cuteness is too good to be true, as Grooberson finds out when he extends a finger to poke his tummy as if he was the Pillsbury Doughboy

Ouch! The smiling creature suddenly clamps down on his finger with his soft jaws, startling Grooberson

Ouch! The smiling creature suddenly clamps down on his finger with his soft jaws, startling Grooberson

He realizes the quiet in the store is because a horde of Mini-Pufts have taken it over when a Roomba carrying several of them crashes into his feet.

The clip then cuts to the debauched marshmallows, who seem to have a deranged death wish.

They’re shown jumping onto a lit grill and happily skewering themselves as they start to turn crispy in the flames.

Another shot shows the chubby marshmallow men holding up a torch so that they can melt one of their comrades into a s’more. 

Driving under the influence: He realizes the quiet in the store is because a horde of Mini-Pufts have taken it over when a Roomba carrying several of them crashes into his feet

Driving under the influence: He realizes the quiet in the store is because a horde of Mini-Pufts have taken it over when a Roomba carrying several of them crashes into his feet

Creepy: The clip then cuts to the debauched marshmallows, who seem to have a deranged death wish. They're shown jumping onto a lit grill and happily skewering themselves as they start to turn crispy in the flames

Creepy: The clip then cuts to the debauched marshmallows, who seem to have a deranged death wish. They’re shown jumping onto a lit grill and happily skewering themselves as they start to turn crispy in the flames

Bizarre: Another shot shows the chubby marshmallow men holding up a torch so that they can melt one of their comrades into a s'more

Bizarre: Another shot shows the chubby marshmallow men holding up a torch so that they can melt one of their comrades into a s’more

The first Ghostbusters climaxed with a hilarious monster-movie parody in which a fictional marshmallow mascot, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, was brought to life at a monumental scale as he cheerfully lumbered through Manhattan, destroying everything in his path.

That film starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis as the Ghostbusters, a group of paranormal investigators who turned to capturing rogue ghosts terrorizing the city. 

Following the commercial underperformance of the female-led 2016 Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will serve as a direct sequel to the first two films in the series.

Classic: Ghostbusters (1984) climaxed with a monster-movie parody in which the fictional Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was brought to life at monumental scale to destroy Manhattan

Classic: Ghostbusters (1984) climaxed with a monster-movie parody in which the fictional Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was brought to life at monumental scale to destroy Manhattan

Mckenna Grace and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard play the grandchildren of one of the original Ghostbusters in the new film.

They move out to his dilapidated home in Oklahoma with their mother (played by Carrie Coon), and its there that they form a friendship with Mr. Grooberson.

But the rural town begins to experience unexplained earthquakes, suggesting that their grandfather’s battle with supernatural forces isn’t over yet. 

Old school: Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd led the original, along with Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis; publicity still from Ghostbusters (1984)

Old school: Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd led the original, along with Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis; publicity still from Ghostbusters (1984)

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