Leslie Jones of SNL fame and one of the stars of the ill-fated Ghostbusters (2016) remake, took to Twitter to express her hatred of the newly announced Ghostbusters sequel.
2016’s Ghostbusters seemed to be doomed from the start. The overall response from the film’s announcement to its release was pretty negative. The majority of fans just did not want a reboot but rather the sequel that writer/actor Dan Aykroyd had been trying to get made since the 90’s. That, or just let the franchise go. As is par for the course for the internet, there were some sexist comments lobbed at the film as well stating that having a female cast would ruin the movie. Given the age we live in now, the sexist comments are the only thing the film’s director and actress Leslie Jones focused on and the pair were notorious for insulting fans on Twitter as a result.
It turns out that the movie itself was sexist taking every opportunity available to bash men which is a far cry from feminism. The movie also suffered from a dull, and frankly unfunny script as well as uninspired directing which is sad considering the amount of on screen talent in the reboot. The film still made decent money but did not live up to fans or the studio’s expectations and the plans Sony had to continue building a franchise behind the reboot were naturally suspended.
Now with the recent announcement of a new Ghostbusters movie that carries on after the story of the first two films and not the world of the reboot, Leslie Jones is pissed as you can tell from her post on Twitter:
“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!!”
Twitter has responded just as hard. Some of the responses were in support of the reboot and it’s stars (to each his own) but…well you’ll see :
…and this one is my personal favorite…
Not much is currently known about the upcoming sequel other than its 2020 release. Based on tweets from OG cast members Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, they may be involved in some way. Possibly passing the torch on to a new generation of Ghostbusters (which I hear may be made up of two guys and two girls).
Who knows, Jones may even get a cameo in the new film.