9:30am PT by Chris Gardner
Melissa McCarthy on 'Ghostbusters' Sequel(s): "I Would Do 102 More of These"
The all-female Ghostbusters reboot — starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones — has been a target for online misogynists from the second Sony announced the project (it arrives in theaters July 15). Still, at least two of the film's actresses say they're itching to do sequels.
"I would do 102 more of these," McCarthy tells THR. "I will literally show up for [director] Paul Feig and these women no matter what. I'll show up for plays in a backyard."
Jones equally is committed to the franchise. "Well, shit," she says, "as many as they do, I'm there."
Ivan Reitman’s original 1994 supernatural comedy Ghostbusters spawned a sequel five years later, and it’s no secret that Sony is looking for Paul Feig’s updated take to do the same. Feig tells THR that while there’s no sequel clause in his contract, he’s open to it, as well. “It’s such a fun world, the sky is the limit,” he says. “But I think everyone wants to see how this one is going to go first.”
A version of this story first appeared in the June 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.