Paul Feig says 'Ghostheads' enjoyed his Ghostbusters reboot

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 September 2018
Paul Feig

Paul Feig

Hollywood director Paul Feig has claimed that "real Ghostheads" enjoyed his female-led 'Ghostbusters' movie

Paul Feig thinks "real Ghostheads" enjoyed his female-led 'Ghostbusters' movie.

The 56-year-old director has insisted that even though the 2016 reboot was widely criticised, it actually transpired to be a success, winning various accolades at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards last year.

He shared: "I only made 'Ghostbusters' because I wanted to entertain an audience. And all my movies are that way.

"When all that backlash happened it was easy to get caught up in it. But when all the smoke cleared, suddenly we won the Kid's Choice award from Nickelodeon for best movie over 'Rogue' One and 'Captain America', it was like 'OK, good. It did entertain the audience it was kind of intended for.'"

Paul feels like the true, long-time fans of the franchise embraced his reboot.

And the director has also become philosophical about the reaction to the movie, which starred the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

He told Den of Geek: "I was sort of hoping the older 'Ghostbusters' fans would go for it. And then they did, the real Ghostheads really loved it. But the trolls and all that is like, I just can't control their reaction to this stuff so I'm just gonna let it go.

"But then I was like, what can I make next that tells the world I just want to entertain you. I'm literally here to entertain you, that's all I care about."