‘Ghostbusters’ is one of those classic films I just never really got into.
I mean I have watched it before but it was ages ago. All I can remember is that Bill Murray is, well, Bill Murray (he’s the same in everything) and that Sigourney Weaver has an infamously erotic scene that turned me on no end as a youngster.
Oh, and the theme song, I know that too.
Anyway, just last week it was announced that a new Ghostbusters film was in the works, one that will act as a spiritual sequel to Ghostbusters 2.
They quickly followed up the reveal with a teaser trailer, which you can check out below:
That’s teasing, alright!
This sequel, however – directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan, the original Ghostbusters director – will effectively sidestep the all-female 2016 reboot, much to the annoyance of Leslie Jones.
The SNL comedian, who played Patty Tolan in Paul Feig’s 2016 all-female reboot, responded on Twitter after it was revealed that the third instalment will essentially ignore her version and go right back to the all-male one.
“So insulting. Like f*ck 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 d*ck move. And I don’t give fuck I’m saying something!!”
Jones tagged her Ghostbusters co-star Melissa McCarthy in the post, as well as Jason Reitman himself.
A few days ago, Reitman basically confirmed that the female characters from Feig’s version (Patty, Abby, Erin, and Holtzmann) will not be returning in his new film.
He said: “I have so much respect for what Paul [Feig] created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them. However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”
After the female-led version of Ghostbusters was released, Jones was forced to leave Twitter after she received a swathe of racist abuse.
It’s not yet been confirmed who will star in Reitman’s remake, although it will reportedly star four teenage characters.
Ghostbusters 3 is set for release in 2020.
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