Following news that Jason Reitman will helm Ghostbusters 3, Melissa McCarthy -- who starred as Abby Yates in the 2016 reboot -- has reacted to the new film, giving it her seal of approval.
"I'm for anybody who's making movies," McCarthy told Entertainment Weekly. "I talked to Jason about it, he's just always had this idea, and his goes back to the world where the guys did exist and I'm like, 'I want to see that. I'm all for it. I say like, 'Tell the story.'"
McCarthy isn't the first person involved with the reboot to give Reitman's film their blessing. Director Paul Feig said earlier this week that he "can't wait to see [Reitman's] take on the Ghostbusters universe." However, Leslie Jones -- who played Patty Tolan in the film -- reacted much more negatively, saying, "It's like something trump would do."
Reitman's film will have no connection to the 2016 remake, which attempted to take the franchise in a new direction with a female-led cast and a storyline that drew inspiration from the 1984 original. Feig's film triggered backlash, which eventually grew into a targeted harassment campaign against Jones.
Directed by Jason Reitman, who will write the film with Gil Kenan (Monster House), Ghostbusters is targeted for release on July 20, 2020.