Although Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' seemed to be met with some surprise, it didn't go down well with everyone.
Leslie Jones, who starred in Paul Feig's female-centric reboot of 'Ghostbusters', took to Twitter to voice her opinion on the sequel and didn't hold back. "So insulting. Like fuck us. We dint count. It’s like something trump would do," Jones tweeted.
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
So far, neither Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy or Kate McKinnon have discussed the sequel, nor has its director Paul Feig. When asked about the reboot, Jason Reitman told EW that while he had "so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them," he said that his movie would not follow on from it and is intended as a sequel to 1989's 'Ghostbusters II'.
Despite what audiences may have made of 2016's 'Ghostbusters', the movie did make back its production budget of $144 million by taking in a worldwide total of $229,147,509. This, however, was far below what was expected for a major studio blockbuster, and especially a franchise as beloved as 'Ghostbusters'.
The untitled 'Ghostbusters' sequel is expected in Irish cinemas in Summer 2020.