Earlier this week it was announced that Sony Pictures has enlisted Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman, to direct a new instalment in the franchise, one which will revert to the original continuity and completely ignore 2016’s female-led reboot.
While the news was celebrated by Ghostbusters fans, it seems not everyone is impressed by the announcement, as Leslie Jones – one of the star’s of Paul Feig’s reboot – has taken to Twitter to blast the project, calling it “insulting” and “such a dick move”.
So insulting. Like fuck us. We dint count. It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice)”Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers” ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don’t give fuck I’m saying something!!
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) January 19, 2019
While details on the new movie are scarce, it has been rumoured this week that it will focus on four teenagers – two male, two female – while Ernie Hudson has suggested that the original cast are on board to reprise their roles.
What do you make of Jones’ comments? Would you like to see the new film acknowledging the reboot? Is it an “insult” not to do so? Let us know your thoughts below or tweet us @FlickeringMyth.