Melissa McCarthy Responds To The ‘Ghostbusters’ Backlash

Ghostbusters RebootMelissa McCarthy reflects on the backlash from Paul Fiege’s 2016 Ghostbusters reboot which also starred Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Fiege’s Ghostbusters struggled at the Box Office and faced backlash for featuring an all-female team. The film also launched Ghost Corps, a production company set to oversea the franchise and start a cinematic universe. An animated series was in the works and has since been shelved along with a sequel to the 2016 reboot to focus on an animated feature. McCarthy spoke with Yahoo! while promoting her latest film, Can You Ever Forgive Me? where she was asked about the backlash from the film:

“I just don’t know why people are so afraid of women. It’s fascinating to me. There’s one criticism in particular that she still can’t wrap her head around. “If a movie 35 years later is ‘ruining your childhood,’ don’t blame us — you’ve got your own issues. As the mom of two daughters, I just always say, ‘There you go. Be you. Don’t back down.’”

Did you enjoy the Ghosbusters reboot? Comment below!

Ghostbusters was directed by Paul Fiege and stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones,  Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Chris Hemsworth. Here is the synopsis:

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Ghostbusters is now available on Blu Ray, 4K, DVD and digital.

Source: Yahoo!

New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera

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Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry MeraDC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.

DC Comics’ Justice League and Aquaman series’ will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publisher is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.’ upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry and Amber Heard’s Mera have been released with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.

You can check out the first cover below and click “next” to continue the gallery!

Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry Mera

Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Source: ComicBookMovie.com

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  • Ben Kabak

    Wasn’t this site designed for scoops? Getting the good info. Now we get clickbait nonsense lists. A huge disappointment.

    • Fenix

      Well with Umberto doing scoops for the Wrap there’s no other scoopers working here.

  • Sallazar

    I agree with the ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ be the best … But the ‘Half Blood Prince’ is the least good…

  • aswary

    OotP is the worst for me, by far. Can’t believe it’s at #2 here. Cheap looking, rushed, with a crappy score. It really is the Syfy channel movie version of HP.

    But I do agree that PoA is the best.

    My ranking: 3, 4, 7, 1, 8, 6, 2, 5

  • In my opinion, Order of the Phoenix is the most self-contained of the HP movies as well. Best fight. Best performances. The child actors were just old enough to actually emote, but the grownups were still involved enough that they lifted the heavy dramatic loads. Also, Umbridge, Voldemort, and the minister of Magic as a great antagonist trio.

  • Origami Rose

    Azkaban is the best and had the best director

  • Fenix

    If you’re going to call deathly hallows pt 2 third act the movie then goblet of fire is “Harry Potter and the 3 set pieces”.

  • Joseph Chaisson

    I only saw one Harry Potter movie and it was horrible… After seeing it I had 0 interest in anything Potter. Yes that movie was Chamber of Secrets.

  • AlphaBlu

    Took her 2 years to miss the point of the complaints?

  • RD81

    The reason that the movie was bad wasn’t because they were women. The reason that the movie was bad was because it came across as little more than a high-budget Saturday Night Live skit. It was a parody of the original. The original was written with seriousness in regard to the subject matter. The reboot was a joke. It was an insult to the original.
    Trying to deflect from the fact that it was just a crappy movie that was “Ghostbusters” in name only by suggesting that the people who opposed it are just “afraid of women” is just as disingenuous as the Disney people who claim that any and all dislike of The Last Jedi is the done by racists and sexists.
    It’s a cop out to try and alleviate any guilt or responsibility for dropping the ball.

    • chaburchak

      Well said.

  • chaburchak

    It was lazy and a disservice to the fans that they just started over and used it to promote an agenda rather than simply tell a good story. Should’ve included the original team members (that are still around), given us a reason why they couldn’t carry on, and built a new team. Even if you ended up in the same place with the same team members, at least it would’ve seemed like a natural progression and paid proper respect to what came before…