Ernie Hudson, who is set to reprise his Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II role as Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, has offered his thoughts on the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.
During an interview with Living Life Fearless, Hudson stated that he believes Sony Pictures made a “mistake” by attempting to reboot the franchise as it wasn’t a continuation or extension of what had come before.
“[Afterlife is] not a reboot. Because when you say reboot, which is the third movie, the one with the ladies – that I actually liked a lot. I definitely loved everybody who was in it,” Hudson said. “Paul Feig, I’m still fans of theirs – they tried to do a reboot. And a reboot, to me, means you’re trying to do the movie over. Another version of what we already did. And I think that was a mistake. It wasn’t a continuation or an extension of [the original].”
Hudson continued, “It was somehow a different universe there. You know what I mean? It’s kind of like us, but it’s us, but not us. In that universe, they’re women. I don’t know. That was a choice that was made.”
The 2016 Ghostbusters reimagining was directed by Paul Feig and starred Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, and Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan, who portrayed a team operating in modern-day New York City. Hudson appeared in the 2016 film as Uncle Bill, a funeral home operator and the uncle of Jones’ character.
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From writer and director Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the next chapter in the Ghostbusters universe and follows a single mother and her two children who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is directed by Jason Reitman and stars Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Avengers: Endgame), Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Celeste O’Connor (Wetlands), Oliver Cooper (Mindhunter) and newcomer Logan Kim, along with returning Ghostbusters cast members Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz), Bill Murray (Peter Venkman), Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore), Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett), and Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz). The film is set for release on November 11th, 2021.