Ernie Hudson female Ghostbusters

Bill Murray has already come out in favor of the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, but his former co-star Ernie Hudson isn’t quite so convinced. In fact, he thinks it’s “wrong” and that the fans won’t want it. But hey, on the bright side, he’s not completely ruling out the possibility that women Ghostbusters could be funny or “at least sexy.”

Hit the jump for the Ernie Hudson female Ghostbusters comments.

Hudson offered his thoughts on Paul Feig’s planned Ghostbusters reboot in a chat with the Telegraph.

I heard it was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies. If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?

I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great.¬†But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that.

Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn’t include the guys. And that didn’t include me!

As Hudson himself admits, he has a personal stake in the matter. Unlike Murray, he does want to return, so he may be trashing the idea because he wants back in. And sure, he might have a point about a reboot thing. It can be annoying when studios just slap a familiar brand name on a mostly unrelated project. But Hudson seems to take particular issue with the new team being all ladies.

Which doesn’t make much sense. Ghostbusters is getting rebooted whether Hudson likes it or not, and an all-female cast doesn’t make the movie any more or less of a reboot. If anything, maybe the fact that the last team was all-male just means it’s time to give some ladies a turn to wield the proton packs.

It’s also annoying that Hudson thinks the new Ghostbusters movie might aim for “sexy,” as if that’s the only reason someone might choose to cast an actress over an actor. Sadly, he’s not the only one who seems to think that way. As Feig put it, “Why is a movie starring women considered a gimmick and a movie starring men is just a normal movie?”

Luckily for Hudson, Feig seems more accepting of original Ghostbusters actors than Hudson is of new Ghostbusters actresses. The director has said he’ll welcome back any star from the earlier films “with open arms,” albeit in different roles. If Hudson takes him up on the offer, maybe he’ll even make his peace with the all-female cast.

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