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.
— lauriefeig (@lauriefeig) March 11, 2015