"So insulting. Like fuck us."
Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones has hit out after it was confirmed that a third instalment of the original movies is in the works.
The SNL comedian, who played Patty Tolan in Paul Feig’s 2016 all-female reboot, responded on Twitter after it was revealed that a third instalment of the original 1980s movies will arrive in 2020 – directed by Jason Reitman.
Jones wrote: “So insulting. Like fuck us. We dint count. It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice)”Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers” ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don’t give fuck I’m saying something!!”
She also tagged her co-star Melissa McCarthy in the post, as well as Reitman himself.
Her response comes after Reitman seemingly confirmed that Jones won’t return, alongside her 2016 co-stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones would play a part in his film.
“I have so much respect for what Paul [Feig] created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them,” Reitman said. “However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”
The 2016 Ghostbusters movie arrived in cinemas after facing a calculated campaign of online backlash that saw its trailer becoming the most disliked in YouTube history.
Jones was also forced to defend her role in the movie, after facing a slew of racist abuse.
The new Ghostbusters is set for release in 2020.