It’s a shame that in 2019, we are still having to deal with the blatant sexism from internet trolls of a toxic fanbase but here we are. The latest Ghostbusters film is officially in the works as Jason Reitman is at the helm for what is officially being called Ghostbusters 3, however there are quite a few man-babies out there that can’t handle the fact that Ghostbusters isn’t being catered to them anymore and instead will be marketed to a more ‘inclusive’ audience.
In a new interview, Jason Reitman talked about directing Ghostbusters 3, a direct sequel to 1989’s Ghostbusters 2 and many fans are excited about the possibility of a Ghostbusters film finally being done right. Reitman talked about skipping over the box office disaster known as the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot to reassure the fanbase that his version will be far far better.
“This is going to be a love letter to Ghostbusters. I love this franchise. I grew up watching it. I consider myself the first Ghostbusters fan. I was like seven years old when that movie came out and I love it. I want to make a movie for my fellow Ghostbusters fans.”
He continued by saying: “We are, in every way, trying to go back to the original technique and hand the movie back to the fans.”
As fans of the series rejoiced at the possibility of making Ghostbusters great again, of course, there was anger drawn by toxic neo-Marxist trolls looking to bring down the movie before it is even released. These bigots were already unhappy when they heard that the film was going to ignore the largely unsuccessful 2016 Ghostbusters, a film that lost 70 million dollars at the box office. Many believe the only reason the film was made was to hijack the franchise from fans to insert feminism and poor SNL humor.
It’s disturbing to see how much bigotry online is verified by Twitter, but this is our reality now that Donald Trump is president, he just brings out the worst in society. While a subset of fans are protesting the new movie ahead of its 2020 release, rational fans finally can look forward to a future of the franchise that no longer divides the fandom on the basis of gender. A truly inclusively Ghostbusters film is what we are looking at getting next summer and not even the toxic voices of Gamergate and Comicsgate can stop it. Ghostbusters is truly for everyone again.