Paul Feig brought Ghosbusters back to the big screen this summer with his female-led reboot, but don’t expect him to give the same treatment to any other classic film franchises anytime soon.
When asked by The Huffington Post if he’d consider revisiting another established film property, the director responded, “No, no, no. No, I will not.”
“This one was just too tempting because I knew we could do something with it that was exciting,” he added of Ghostbusters, which starred Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the proton pack-wielding protagonists.
Ghostbusters debuted in theaters last month after facing controversy and attacks from online trolls over its all-female casting, debuting to a $46 million opening weekend at the box office and a domestic total of more than $116 million so far.
Back when the film arrived, Feig stayed mum when asked by EW whether or not he’d answer the call to direct a potential sequel.
“Melissa McCarthy said it best, when you are in the O.R. having a baby and the baby is halfway out, it’s not the time to ask if you want another baby,” he said, speaking before the opening weekend numbers had been tallied. “At this point, we are just trying to get the baby out.”