Leslie Jones was none too happy about an upcoming “Ghostbusters” film that’ll continue the original 1984 movie franchise.
Last week Sony Pictures announced that an updated version of the film won’t include any of the characters from the 2016 release, which starred the all-female cast of Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Rihanna and others.
The new “Ghostbusters” will arrive in 2020, and it won’t reference the 2016 film at all, so Jones feels like she and her co-stars have been slighted. Some may find it important to note, however, that the 2016 rendition received mixed reviews, did poorly at the box office and took a $70 million loss.
“So insulting,” Jones tweeted on Sat. Jan. 19. “Like f–k us. We didn’t count. It’s like something Trump would do. (Trump voice). Gonna redo ‘Ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge.’ Such a d–k move. And I don’t give [a] f—. I’m saying something.”
Some called Jones immature for her tweets, others unprofessional. Plus, some believed she wrongfully accused the Hollywood studios of sexism, so she responded.
“It’s very sad that this is [the] response I get,” she tweeted Sunday. “When the point is, if they make this new one with all men and it does well, which it will, it might feel that boys are better. It makes my heart drop. Maybe I could have used different words, but I’m allowed to have my feelings just like them.”
The Huffington Post reports that the 2020 film will actually have two men and two women making up the ghost fighting team, unlike the original version — directed by Ivan Reitman — which had an all-male cast.
Reitman’s son Jason Reitman will direct the newest chapter, and he confirmed it’ll be completely separate from the 2016 release.
“I have so much respect for what Paul [Feig] created with those brilliant actresses and would love to see more stories from [them],” he stated. “However, this movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”
Jones’ reaction comes after she received a slew of racist remarks for being cast in “Ghostbusters,” which she responded to and then received a lot of public support.