Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is out on video, so viewers can continue to choose if they’d like to watch it, spew rage about it, complain that they’re not allowed to not like it, harass Leslie Jones like a f*cking lunatic, or never speak of this again. Feig spoke of the movie again to The Daily Beast, who started by asking him if he saw the video of Donald Trump being incredulous about female Ghostbusters. Yes, Feig’s seen it, and he noted a pattern among some of his nastiest Twitter trolls, but he tries to put a positive spin on it.
“I would get angry at horrendous tweets and I would go back and see who said it, and a good amount of the time there would be some pro-Trump thing on there. I don’t know how to say it, but things always get crazy before they get better. Everybody screams the loudest before the new normal happens, so if this is the death throes of that old way of thinking, then that’s great.”
In the meantime, the movie probably lost up to $70 million, so Sony’s plans to relaunch the franchise aren’t clear at the moment. There are animated shows coming, but no word yet on a live action movie, not even the Channing Tatum one. But Feig says he’d still love to do another Ghostbusters: