Ghostbusters director Jason Reitman, and the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, found himself in some hot water after he appeared on Bill Burr’s podcast and declared his upcoming sequel will “go back to original technique and hand the movie back to the fans.”

Reitman would elaborate as reported by The Daily Wire, “We went back and found the original physical vinyl letters that they used to create the Ghostbusters poster in 1984, [and] re-scanned them, then our titles guys reprinted them and we filmed the titles.” He would add, “We shot physical titles with a light-and-smoke effect ’cause that’s how they would have done it back in the day.”

Reitmann added, “I’m not making the ‘Juno’ of ‘Ghostbusters’ movies.” He then revealed he wants his upcoming Ghostbusters film to be a “love letter to Ghostbusters…I want to make a movie for my fellow ‘Ghostbusters’ fans.”

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The comments would come under fire from a number of fans including science fiction author John Scalzi who interpreted Reitman’s comments as creating a movie for the Ghostbuster fans who did not like the the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. Scalzi and others decided to attack these people labeling them all kinds of names from “chucklef***” to “sexist, racist assholes.”

The Mary Sue would even state, “Giving Ghostbusters “Back to the Fans” Makes It Seem like Women Can’t Be Ghostbusters Fans.”

Forbes writer Scott Mendelson even declared Reitman’s statements as problematic.

A number of other Ghostbusters fans would take issue with the idea that people who didn’t like the 2016 Ghostbusters film are somehow misogynists.

Reitman would walk back his comments on Twitter.

Paul Feig, who directed the Ghostbusters 2016 reboot, weighed in on Reitman’s comments describing him as a “true gentlamen” and “a supporter of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.”

Reitman revealed the Ghostbusters sequel in January and even released a teaser for it. The film ha sbeen controversial ever since the teaser and announcement. Leslie Jones, who starred in the 2016 reboot, described this new sequel as “insulting.” She would also add, “It’s like something trump would do.”

 

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