Paul Feig Not Involved With Male Ghostbusters; Has Words For Haters
Director Paul Feig is launching the start of a new Ghostbusters universe with his movie featuring an all-female cast.
When the announcement was first made, some people on the internet weren't too happy, and now Feig offers a further response to the haters. Feig also says some people on the internet have a problem with him adding women into the movie.
“The biggest thing I’ve heard for the last four months is, ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood.’ It’s going to be on my tombstone when I die,” Feig told Variety. “It’s so dramatic. Honestly, the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan.
“I figure it’s some wacked-out teenager," Feig continues. "But almost constantly it’s someone who’s bio says ‘Proud father of two!’ And has some high-end job. You’re raising children and yet you’re bashing me about putting women in my movie?”
Feig also offers that he isn't involved in the new recently announced male Ghostbusters which looks to star Channing Tatum.
“I’d heard some rumblings about it,” Feig said. “Who knew there were so many ghosts to be busted in the world?”
It is noted that Feig states he is a fan of Tatum and the Russo Bros., who are rumored to direct, but Feig is concentrating on the ladies.
“All I know is my ladies are going to kick ass and I would not want to go into battle without them.”
Feig's Ghostbusters has a July 22, 2016 release starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Leslie Jones.
With the announcement of the male Ghostbusters movie, Sony also announced a new production studio to oversee the franchise with Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd involved, which will see Ghostbusters expanded into not only movies, but TV and licensing.