Ghostbusters' Leslie Jones Is Very Unhappy About The Upcoming Sequel
Leslie lashes out.
Last week the surprise news emerged that there is a new Ghostbusters movie on the way, which will be released in 2020. The film will be directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who helmed the 1984 original. The first teaser was also revealed. However, there's one star connected with the Ghostbusters franchise who is not happy with this news.
Leslie Jones, who starred in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, took to Twitter to express her displeasure over the new movie. Jones appeared alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon in the reboot, which was directed by Bridesmaid's Paul Feig. However, it was a commercial disappointment and plans for a sequel were cancelled.
In her tweet, Jones made it quite clear that she was not happy with the decision not to continue with an all-female Ghostbusters crew. She also described it as "like something Trump would do." Check it out below:
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
No official announcement has been made about the cast of the new movie. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Reitman is looking to cast four teens in the lead, specifically two boys and two girls. The site also states that the young stars will team up with the remaining members of the original cast--Dan Akyroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson. All three actors also had cameos in the 2016 reboot.
There were initially plans to make a sequel to the reboot. However, the movie ultimately lost money, and within a few months of release Feig admitted that he would be "very surprised" if another movie with that cast happened.
Nevertheless, Reitman was supportive of the reboot when the new one was announced. He told Entertainment Weekly that he would "love to see more stories from [the 2016 cast]," even though his new film "will follow the trajectory of the original film."
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