The new "Ghostbusters" aren't going anywhere, at least according to producer Amy Pascal.
"I have waited for this moment for a year!" she told The Hollywood Reporter at the film's world premiere in Los Angeles. "It's going to be endless. People are going to love this movie so much that's they're going to demand more and more."
"It's great to finally have a film that moves the franchise forward," added Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore in the original 1984 film. "It'll be something the fans are going to love. I know there's been a lot of different reactions, but when they see the movie, they're going to love it."
As to the negativity that surrounded the film before its release, Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tom Rothman said, "All that stuff has been great. It's been great for the movie. The movie is a comedy, an entertaining comedy, but it is also now a real important part of the social conversation and you don't usually get to do both of those things."
Directed by Paul Feig, from a script by Feig and Katie Dippold, and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, “Ghostbusters” hits theaters on July 15.