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The wife of female Ghostbusters reboot director isn’t happy about additional ‘male-driven’ Ghostbusters movie

March 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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It seems that Ghostbusters reboot director Paul Feig’s wife, Laurie, isn’t happy that Sony have announced a second Ghostbusters movie with a male cast.

Her point – and we can see where she’s coming from – is that women aren’t allowed to have a franchise to themselves. However, as we pointed out already (here) the male movie with Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt was part of the plan at Sony all along.

And, without sounding sexist – god this is a prickly area –  Ghostbusters was a male-driven franchise, so having a movie with male leads isn’t exactly stealing it from the ladies. In fact, having one of each is arguably a good idea… equality in the work place is a good message.

Also, just to play devil’s advocate, it’s still not confirmed the ‘male’ movie is actually Ghostbusters, but rather something set in the same cinematic universe.

Any, here’s her Tweet – let us know your thoughts.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….