The announcement that classic ’80s film Ghostbusters was being rebooted once again was immediately slammed by punters, including the star of the 2016 female-led remake, Leslie Jones.

Now, more backlash has ensued following comments made by the director of the forthcoming remake.

During his appearance on the Bill Burr Podcast, Jason Reitman said the 2020 version is going to “be a love letter to Ghostbusters.”

“I love this franchise. I grew up watching it. I consider myself the first Ghostbusters fan,” he said. “I was like seven years old when that movie came out and I love it. I want to make a movie for my fellow Ghostbusters fans.”

He concludes by saying that he hopes to “go back to the original technique” and “hand the movie back to the fans,” which fans have interpreted as his implication that the 2016 rendition was too much of a departure from the original because the gang of poltergeist punchers were women.

As his comments started to do the ’rounds on social media, Twitter users took him to task over the “sexist” connotations of his messaging.

Reports suggest that the new rendition of the fantasy flick will feature children as the main characters.

Jones previously tweeted that the remake is “so insulting.”

“Like fuck us. We dint count,” she wrote. “It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice)”Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers” ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don’t give fuck I’m saying something!!”

Adding, “It’s very sad that this is response I get.When the point is if they make this new one with all men and it does well which it will. It might feel that “boys are better”it makes my heart drop. Maybe I could have use different words but I’m allowed to have my feelings just like them.”