Leslie Jones Calls ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel ‘Insulting’ and ‘a D— Move’

Jason Reitman film will have no connection to 2016 all-female revival in which the “SNL” comedian starred

Last Updated: January 21, 2019 @ 8:56 AM

Leslie Jones is not happy with Tuesday’s announcement that Sony is planning another “Ghostbusters” sequel, which will ignore the 2016 female-driven revival in which she starred.

“So insulting,” she wrote in a tweet Saturday, adding that it’s like the version she starred in “dint [sic] count.”

“It’s like something trump would do,” she tweeted. “(Trump voice) ‘Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers’ ugh so annoying. Such a d–k move. And I don’t give f–k I’m saying something!!”

See the tweet at the bottom.

After a day of additional discussion, Jones followed up her initial tweet with another on Sunday clarifying her stance that a new movie will make it appear as though “boys are better” than a female version if it ends up making more money than the 2016 “Ghostbusters.” She also admitted that she could have chosen different words to express her opinion.

“It’s very sad that this is response I get,” Jones tweeted. “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 use different words but I’m allowed to have my feelings just like them

Jason Reitman has co-written a screenplay with Gil Kenan and will direct the new sequel to the original “Ghostbusters,” which was directed by Reitman’s father, Ivan Reitman in 1984, as well as the 1989 sequel.

Described as “the next chapter” in the story started by the 1984 original, it will involve the passing of a torch to a new generation of paranormal investigators.  The new film will have no connection to the 2016 film directed by Paul Feig that starred Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

The as-yet untitled film will go into production this summer for release in summer 2020.

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