Paul Feig Addresses Negative Comments About ‘Ghostbusters’ Remake | Film News
Ever since Bridesmaids director Paul Feig announced that he’ll be helming an all female cast of Kristen Wigg, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon for a Ghostbusters reboot; he’s been met with a barrage of criticism from original Ghostbusters fans and industry folk alike. Back in January, Feig commented on the negative backlash and it seems he’s not done slamming his critiques.
In a recent interview about his up and coming spy flick, Feig had this to say about the comments regarding Ghostbusters; “The Internet is really funny – I love it, but I hate it at the same time. The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone’s so happy and you’re like, This is great. Then comes the second wave and you’re like, Oh my God. Some of the most vile, misogynistic sh** I’ve ever seen in my life”. Many fans have claimed that Feig’s plans to reboot the famous 1984 flick would ruin their childhood and Feig was pretty blunt about these ridiculous claims; “It’s so dramatic. Honestly, the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan”.
In recent news, it’s become clear that another Ghostbusters flick will begin production, this time with a traditional male cast. While no director or cast has officially signed on, Feig had this to say about the news; “I’d heard some rumblings about it, who knew there were so many ghosts to be busted in the world?”. He added that he’s a fan of Tatum and the directors Joe and Anthony Russo, but is concentrating on his film, “all I know is my ladies are going to kick ass and I would not want to go into battle without them”.
Personally, I am so bored of hearing people complain about the female Ghostbusters. If you don’t like the idea, don’t watch it but frankly, boycotting a movie, simply for the inclusion of women is something I find pretty ridiculous and downright misogynistic. Still, it will be interesting to see who exactly people find good enough to include in a Ghostbusters movie.