The "Saturday Night Live" regular was part of the cast of Paul Feig's all-female "Ghostbusters" reboot in 2016, and now she's insulted there's already another movie in development - and director Jason Reitman isn't planning on using Jones or any of her castmates.
"So insulting. Like f**k us. We dint (didn't) count," she tweets, days after the first teaser for Ghostbusters 3 was released last week (ends Januray 18).
"It's like something (Donald) trump would do. (Trump voice) 'Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers (sic), better with men, will be huge. Those women ain't ghostbusteeeeers' ugh so annoying. Such a d**k move. And I don't give f**k I'm saying something!!".
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!!— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) January 19, 2019
Feig's all-female reboot wasn't a hit with critics or fans of the long-running franchise, even though three of the "Ghostbusters"' original cast members - Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson - were featured in the film, and now it seems movie bosses want to try a sequel to the first two projects, and not a follow up to the 2016 movie.
Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman who directed the first two "Ghostbusters" films, has revealed his new film will be "the next chapter in the original franchise", adding, "It is not a reboot. What happened in the Eighties happened in the Eighties, and this is set in the present day."
Reitman has yet to respond to Leslie's angry tweet and it isn't known if Hudson, Murray and Aykroyd will appear in his sequel.
Last week's teaser, which debuted online, featured the fabled "Ghostbusters" car under a dust cover in a barn.