Paul Feig casts doubt on Ghostbusters sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 November 2016
Paul Feig

Paul Feig

Hollywood director Paul Feig has admitted he would be "very surprised" if he made another 'Ghostbusters' movie

Paul Feig would be "very surprised" if he made another 'Ghostbusters' movie.

The 54-year-old director helmed the female-led reboot earlier this year, but has admitted he does not see himself returning to the iconic franchise.

Asked if he will direct another 'Ghostbusters' movie, Paul shared: "If the studio was knocking on the door to do another one, I'd have to think about it.

"We had so much fun, and I'd love to work with that team again. But I would be very surprised."

The 'Ghostbusters' movie was poorly received by critics, but Paul has no regrets about making it has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 72% based on critics' reviews and is certified as 'Fresh' (it was, however, poorly received by misogynist internet trolls).

He said: "I'm very proud of the movie. The response that I've been getting over the internet has been inspiring.

"Young women in particular have taken to this movie in a way that I hoped would happen.

"They're being inspired by the science, and inspired by seeing these four strong, smart women on screen, and being funny and being real. They really embraced it."

He said, though, that the 'Ghostbusters' experience has made him more "cautious".

Paul shared: "It's not made me less courageous, just more cautious about what I'm going to do next. But I'm always pretty cautious anyway."

Paul also admitted he was keen to make another big-budget movie, even if he does not return to 'Ghostbusters'.

He told Den of Geek: "I love making commercial movies. It doesn't mean I'm looking for another $150m budget. I'd rather not do that, because the stakes are so incredibly high. But making a movie like 'Spy', I love that. I love trying to entertain a large audience."