Because we’re getting a new Jason Reitman-directed “Ghostbusters” that will completely ignore director Paul Feig’s all-female cast, there will no doubt be contentious, but unnecessary, debate as to whether or not it is a warranted path for Sony to jump into. I won’t delve into the nitty-gritty, but will mention that Leslie Jones, who starred in Feig’s 2016 film, was none too happy hearing the news this weekend, tweeting that it was unfair to ignore the 2016 edition and that it reminded her of something Donald Trump would do. Whatever that meant.
Jones failed to mention that her “Ghostbusters” was also guilty of ignoring the previous installment(s) and that Sony lost close to $70+ million loss with that movie. Nobody wanted a sequel, alas, Jones relentlessly vocalized her disappointment and was insulted by numerous fanboys on Twitter. And so, what else for Feig to do but to come out and defend his actress.
Nothing wrong with that.