The day when I don’t hear about casting controversy over one project or another is the day I start looking for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
When I heard about the all female reboot of the Ghostbuster franchise, I was personally thrilled. I am all for awesome ladies getting some awesome roles that were once reserved for men.
Plus I just really freaking love Ghostbusters and more of it in my life can only be a good thing.
Still some fans took to Internet to complain about it, which surprises no one, and Kristen Wiig is not happy about it.
In a LA Times interview, Wiig talked about it and how it “bummed” her out.
She said: “The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me. Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.”
Awww Kristen, it’s okay. I bet Ghostbusters will be amazing!
With more and more films looking to break traditional characters from the gender and racial barriers, there will be a lot of controversies for awhile. The level I remember the Ghostbusters being at reminded me of when Michael B Jordan was cast in the Fantastic Four reboot as Johnny Storm.
This is probably a bad example because the film bombed, but that was because the film wasn’t very good. I personally thought Jordan was too good for the finish product. (I’m hoping Creed will be a lot better.)
Anyway, Kristen Wiig isn’t the only one who doesn’t have time for this. In March, Paul Feig talked with Variety about the controversy as well. He wasn’t very impressed and said: “some of the most vile, misogynistic s— I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Hopefully, the end product will speak for itself. With this cast of ferociously funny and talented ladies? I think we’re in for a good time.
Ghostbusters, which also stars Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, will be out on July 22nd, 2016.
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