Ernie Hudson Changes Tune on All-Girl ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast, Calls It ‘Phenomenal’

Star of the original film had previously called Paul Feig’s female-focused reboot a “bad idea”

Ernie Hudson has come around on Paul Feig‘s upcoming all-girl “Ghostbusters” reboot, after previously slamming the idea of the remake and more recently offering up a cryptic “no comment.”

“Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts … phenomenal,” Hudson tells TheWrap.

But when Hudson spoke to the Telegraph in October he offered vastly different sentiments, going so far as to call the idea of a female-focused cast “bad idea,” especially if it meant he wasn’t offered up a part.

“If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?” he said. “I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great.”

“But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that,” he continued. “Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn’t include the guys. And that didn’t include me!”

As TheWrap reported on Tuesday, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, along with “Saturday Night Live” cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, are in negotiations to join the new film. Feig excitedly tweeted out the casting development himself.

Hudson retweeted the news shortly thereafter, adding his own thoughts on the matter, which were simply “no comment.”