One of the stars of the female reboot of Ghostbusters has publicly slammed the decision to again remake the 1984 original.
It's been announced that director Jason Reitman will helm a brand new Ghostbusters project which will completely skip past the 2016 all-female instalment and pick up where the original and its 1989 sequel left off.
The 2016 return of the franchise — starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones — received generally positive feedback from critics, and has a 74 per cent score on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes.
However, the movie — which came with a hefty production budget of $US144 million, and a big marketing spend — still posted a disappointing loss at the box office.
So after news broke of the newest remake of the supernatural story, an angry Jones took to Twitter to vent her frustration.
"So insulting. Like f**k us. We dint (sic) count. It's like something Trump would do. (Trump voice) 'Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain't ghostbusteeeeers' ugh so annoying. Such a d*ck move. And I don't give f**k I'm saying something!"
Jones tagged fellow Ghostbusters star McCarthy in the tweet.
After receiving criticism for her words, the SNL cast member defended herself in another tweet.
"It's very sad this is (sic) response I get. When the point is if they make this new one with all men and it does well, which it will. It might feel that 'boys are better' it makes my heart drop," she wrote.
"Maybe I could have use (sic) different words but I'm allowed to have my feelings just like them."
It's very sad that this is response I get.When the point is if they make this new one with all men and it does well which it will. It might feel that "boys are better"it makes my heart drop. Maybe I could have use different words but I'm allowed to have my feelings just like them
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) January 20, 2019
So far, there have been no responses from either Reitman or anyone else involved with the new film, despite heavy backlash over the lack of gender inclusivity.
The new Ghostbusters film is slated to premiere in 2020, and no cast details have yet been announced.