Ghostbusters director talks sequels: "It'd be great [to] see them bust more ghosts, kick ass, and be awesome again"

Ghostbusters’ director Paul Feig has talked about the chances of us seeing a sequel to one of 2016’s most-talked about movies. Feig seems quietly optimistic and, if we cross our fingers really hard, it sounds like we might just get a film that builds on the promise of the reboot - but only if the director has his way.

Feig isn’t 100% sure on where the franchise’s future lies however. “That’s up to the studio because they have to pay for it. Nobody’s called me,” but added, “In a perfect world it would be great if we could see them bust more ghosts, kick more ass, and be awesome again”. 

Speaking to the Daily Beast, Feig pulled no punches when it came to those criticising the choice to feature female Ghostbusters in a remake of the 1980s classic: “These are strong, smart women who aren’t taking shit, who are standing up for themselves, who are being empowered and not being victims, and who are using their comedy to make statements and give their world its due”. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

The Bridesmaids director didn’t stop there, oh no. Feig wants a big shift in how women are perceived and is looking to bust the ghosts haunting female roles. “Women have been forced into very one-dimensional roles in comedy in recent decades,” Feig says, but offers moviegoers some hope, “I want to start getting great roles for these great women”. 

Ghostbusters is out on DVD in the UK on November 21, 2016

Bradley Russell

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