Actress Leslie Jones caused quite a stir two days ago with her remarks on the news that Jason Reitman would be doing a Ghostbusters sequel set in the series’ original continuity. As you can guess, she wasn’t the biggest fan of the news. But one day after she made her remarks, she sought to clarify her original comments and put them in context.
Though it didn’t start like that. A user on Twitter by the name of “maveness” started the conversation by stating that the only reason Leslie Jones got backlash for her Ghostbusters comments is because she doesn’t take the crap from “dudebros.” The user tagged Jones in the tweet and Leslie Jones then responded, saying that, in her opinion, an all-male Ghostbusters film would probably do and be received better than the 2016 film.
This, in her mind, would reinforce the notion that “boys are better.” Leslie Jones did admit that perhaps she could have used different words on the Ghostbusters situation, but remained firm in her feelings. This is one of those instances where you wish Twitter had an edit button, am I right? But anyway, have a look at Jones’ clarification of her original remarks.
It’s very sad that this is response I get.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
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) January 20, 2019
Like most clarifications, it remains to be seen if this will gain as much traction as Jones’ original words. Ultimately, though, it does beg the question of whether a male-Ghostbusters would do better than the female-led. Though it’s entirely possible that Reitman’s film may end up overall better received than the 2016 movie. But what do you think of Leslie Jones’ original remarks and her clarification on the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Stay tuned for any and all updates on Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters film.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.