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Ghostbusters 2016 director supports Leslie Jones Ghostbusters 3 comments 

Earlier this week we passed along the news that GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) actress Leslie Jones was not happy about director Jason Reitman's upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS 3 (that's what we'll call it until we have an official name). The actress didn't hold back on her thoughts of the upcoming sequel saying:

So insulting. Like, fuck us. We didn't count. It’s something Trump would do. (Trump's voice)”Gonna redo ghostbusters, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusters” ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don’t give a fuck I’m saying something!!

And today we have word that GHOSTBUSTERS 2016 co-writer/director Paul Feig has not only come to Jones' defense but offers up his own thoughts on the new movie as well. The director and HEAVYWEIGHTS star took to Twitter to say that Jones spoke her truth and he supports her, and he is very open to Reitman's new version of GHOSTBUSTERS but he's also sad that the 2016 team may not get to bust again. 

Specifically, Paul Feig writes:

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 but am also sad that our 2016 team may not get to bust again. We all are. We’re forever proud of our movie.

If nothing else, I think Feig and his 2016 team can take solace in the fact that if the studio wanted a sequel to their version of GHOSTBUSTERS, they would still greenlight one. I don't think that having one GHOSTBUSTERS movie in the works means Sony will abandon all other possibilities. After all, GHOSTBUSTERS, SPIDER-MAN, and now I guess JUMANJI are only a few solid franchises they have going. What do YOU think? Let us know below!

For those of you that might not know, the all-female GHOSTBUSTERS movie followed this synopsis:

Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitudes, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) was directed by Paul Feig from a screenplay written by Katie Dippold and Feig based on the original film by Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis. Reitman and Amy Pascal produced the reboot/sequel and it starred Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chris Hemsworth, and the above-mentioned Leslie Jones. Snag a copy of it on Blu-ray HERE.

Source: Twitter

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