Former ‘Ghostbusters’ on the fence about reboot


The ‘Ghostbusters’ all-female reboot has drawn the opinion of a lot of people including a former Ghostbuster himself.

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In news that really should not be news anymore in 2015, former Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson has recently taken a stance against the the reboot of the 80s classic comedy. The reboot is slated to star an all-female cast to portray the titular characters.

This is apparently A BIG FREAKING DEAL for some people, including the likes of Donald Trump, who had a few words to say about the recent announcement of Indiana Jones being remade without the aging Harrison Ford, along with the Ghostbusters reboot.

Jesus, that hair. Along with that, you also have your usual group of generally sexist neckbeards who took to twitter to voice their sad, sad opinions.

Aside from ruining childhoods and melting the ice caps, news of the reboot has also drawn the opinion of one of the former Ghostbusters, Ernie Hudson. It’s no secret that Hudson has been straddling the fence about the reboot since October. However, in a recent interview with the Telegraph he speaks on the topic, revealing that he may be less than excited about the film. 

"“I heard it was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies,” he said."

"“If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?"

"“I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great."

"“But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that."

"“Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn’t include the guys. And that didn’t include me!”"

So maybe he doesn’t like the idea because the studios aren’t giving him more work for it! Or maybe he’s just old and sexist. Raising more questions than answers, media outlets continued to press Hudson to make a definitive judgement on the reboot. He would later tweet his response:

Smooth move, Hudson. The Ghostbusters reboot will premiere July 22nd, 2016.

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