The next Ghostbusters film is no stranger to backlash and criticism and director Jason Reitman’s recent comments have yet again sparked fan outrage.
Fans have gotten generally re-excited about the Ghostbusters franchise since it was announced that a sequel to Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters 1 & 2 was in the works. The director who’s also the previous director’s son recently made comments about the film that haven’t exactly won over all movie fans.
Some fans were bothered that Jason Reitman’s newest take on the Ghostbusters will be ignoring the events that took place in the 2016 reboot of the franchise with an all female-led cast with a new team of scientist starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Reitman stated that he was returning the control of the franchise to the fans which some interpreted as the previous film was not done by “fans” and that perhaps liking this new version of the iconic Ghostbusters does not make you a fan.
He also went on the Monday Morning podcast with Bill Burr and said he was making a film for his “fellow Ghostbusters fans.” The implications here are that fellow fans of the franchise would not like this reboot. Which some fans did, of course, that is the beauty of cinema. It’s all subjective.
Social media was harsh on the director for his comments but it was equally as harsh on his other “fellow fans” for attacking the female cast members online and participating is sexist protests towards the project.
You can see some of the reactions to Jason Reitman’s comments below:
*I* am a real Ghostbusters fan (+ a "Real Ghostbusters" fan for those that remember). I LOVED Feig's movie. I'll probably love the new one too. But Reitman's comments are incredibly dismissive of the abuse female fans endured just because someone dared to have a female cast. https://t.co/OWcAYFe0lk
— Satu Runa? (@SatuRuna) February 20, 2019
Because the fans have proven to be so great about Ghostbusters? https://t.co/NoYqetO1qA
— Meredith Woerner (@MdellW) February 20, 2019
Jason Reitman will hand the franchise back into the angry, emotionally stunted, largely idiotic hands of its fans.
— Brian Collins (@BrianWCollins) February 20, 2019
It's unfortunate Reitman feels he is handing Ghostbusters "BACK to the fans." We spent almost an entire year fighting off sexist jerks, trying to explain nothing was being hijacked from the fans of the original (which isn't even that great to begin with.) I feel betrayed…
— Tomris Laffly (@TomiLaffly) February 20, 2019
It is said that the original cast of available Ghostbusters will return to their roles, but no cast has been announced yet. Jason Reitman has reportedly said that the story will not just focus on their characters but primarily a younger, teenage cast as well.
One of the beautiful things about the movies is that putting out a reboot or sequel does not erase the original. Fans have the ability to visit their favorite film and in their own mind create the narrative and continuity.
Where do you stand on the new Ghostbusters film ignoring the 2016 version that came before it? Sound off in the comment section below!
Directed by Jason Reitman from a script he co-wrote with Poltergeist remake director Gil Kena, the new Ghostbusters project will begin filming in the coming months.
The Untitled Ghostbusters Sequel is scheduled to be released in theaters in 2020.
‘Captain Marvel’ Post-Credits Scenes Are Emotional & Goosebump-Inducing
Captain Marvel has been confirmed to have two post-credits scenes that should send goosebumps through audiences and make them emotional at the theater.
Captain Marvel had its first press screening and has received some generally positive reactions from critics who went to the showing. It’s been over ten years since our first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so it’s no surprise that there will be more exciting stuff after the movie ends. Audiences at the screening have confirmed there will be two post-credits scenes — a scene before the credits roll and one afterwards.
Captain Marvel is an effective Avengers prequel in some ways akin to the 1st Captain America movie. It’s pro-woman without being overdone with pre and post credit scenes that made me tear up and gave me goosebumps respectively pic.twitter.com/or2Oj7CdRV
— sonaiya kelley (@sonaiyak) February 20, 2019
From this tweet audiences can learn a lot about what they can expect while also not having anything spoiled for them. It seems Marvel has another hit underway and one that will surely satisfy fans emotionally. Up until now, the post-credits scenes of any Marvel movie has never been described as emotional and goosebump inducing. This is surely a curious thing that should get fans excited about what exactly is going to happen in Captain Marvel and how these post-credit scenes will set up Avengers: Endgame. Does this bit of news get you more excited for the film? Let us know in the comments!
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.