Earlier this week, it was announced that the first official trailer for Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters is the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history. Now, Melissa McCarthy, who stars in the film alongside Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, says she too was confused by the trailer.
McCarthy appeared on the Johnjay & Rich radio show where she was asked why does the Ghostbusters trailer open with a reference to the original film 30 years ago. The film when it was first announced was confirmed as a reboot not a sequel.
“It’s a reboot, not a remake. I know it’s weird that they say [in the trailer] ‘30 years ago,’ but in this movie it’s like the first one didn’t happen,” assured McCarthy. “It’s a great story but told totally differently. It’s the same thing of four unlikely heroes, it’s in New York City, ghosts are taking over. It’s the same classic story, but it’s not a ’30 years later.’ … Believe me, the question was asked. I think it’s very confusing.”
The trailer was released March 3 and viewed approximately 30 million times and counting. It currently has 659,883 dislikes and 223,212 likes. Viewers have also left an arsenal of comments on the YouTube trailer page, good and bad. One in particular has been liked over 1,000 times, written by user Crippled Camel the comment reads: “I signed in under both of my accounts so that I could dislike this twice.”
The original film starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.
Ghostbusters is set to hit theaters July 22.
Watch the trailer below: