Ghostbusters director Paul Feig has confronted Sony Pictures about his all-female instalment's omission from the new 'Ultimate Collection' boxset.
Released five years ago, the reboot starred comedy favourites Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as a new band of Ghostbusters, but it was met with divided responses before bombing at the box office.
Speaking on Twitter yesterday (December 22), Feig retweeted a SlashFilm article highlighting the studio's decision to leave his movie out of the eight-disc gift set, which also includes the book Making Ghostbusters.
"Um ... @SonyPictures, I know this must be a mistake," he wrote. "We do have a lot of fans and Bill [Murray], Dan [Aykroyd] and Ernie [Hudson] were in it and it won the Kids' Choice Award for Best Feature Film the year it came out.
"So, I guess this was just an oversight? #weareallghostbusters."
This was echoed by filmmaker BJ Colangelo, who tweeted: "I genuinely hate the exclusion of 2016 from this set. I keep seeing people argue quality or canon but could you imagine if someone did a Halloween box set and left out the ones people think are 'bad' or change canon?
"This is so disrespectful."
Um … @SonyPictures, I know this must be a mistake. We do have a lot of fans and Bill, Dan and Ernie were in it and it won the Kids Choice Award for Best Feature Film the year it came out. So, I guess this was just an oversight? #weareallghostbusters 👻❤️ https://t.co/dI8TwJsG4I
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) December 22, 2021
On the flip side, one Ghostbusters fan felt this omission was wholly justified, replying to Feig: "Afterlife was a concluding part of a trilogy. Set in the same universe. Your film chose to ignore that. Shut out the fans of the originals. Putting it in a different existence. It's not canon.
"You may have had Bill, Dan and Ernie. But they weren't playing the characters we loved."
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