Leslie Jones has come out swinging against last week’s news that a new Ghostbusters film is in development, and it would virtually ignore the existence of Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot. In that film, she starred with Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.
We learned last week that Jason Reitman would direct a new film in the Ghostbusters franchise that would focus on four teens (two boys, two girls) that would follow the continuity of Ivan Reitman (his father)’s 1984 film and its 1989 sequel.
On Twitter, Jones wrote: So insulting. Like f**k 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**k move. And I don’t give f**k I’m saying something!!”
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 the 2016 film isn’t considered to be a box-office mega-hit, it did get relatively positive reviews despite the controversy from misogynists and bigots who were resistant to an all-female Ghostbusters team.
Feig also commented on the news and supported Jones.
An absolute honest to God never ending supply of bullshit and hate from these trolls. Leslie spoke her truth and I support her. I am very open to Jason’s new version of GB but am also sad that our 2016 team may not get to bust again. We all are. We’re forever proud of our movie. https://t.co/o1Ohz7rCVp
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 21, 2019
The new film is due in 2020, and a teaser trailer has already been released.