Last week came the surprise announcement that a new “Ghostbusters” was on the way, one that Jason Reitman would direct and would serve as a direct sequel to the original two films – in the process ignoring the Paul Feig-directed 2016 reboot.
That announcement has already caused a lot of conversation online – some very happy, some very upset, many indifferent. The latter doesn’t describe comedian Leslie Jones, who played Patty Tolan in the 2016 film, and she has made her unhappiness with the decision known.
Responding to a fan asking Jason Reitman on Twitter whether he’d bring back the 2016 characters, Jones tweeted the same tweet three times:
“So insulting. Like f–k us. We didn’t 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 f–k I’m saying something.”
Reitman previously said when the new film was announced: “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.”
The new film is rumored to feature a female lead and a cast of young teens – two boys and two girls with speculation being at least one of them is related to the original characters. Production kicks off this Summer ahead of a Summer 2020 release.