Everyone’s ‘Ocean’s 8’ Casting News Reaction Is A Heartwarming Change After The 'Ghostbusters' Backlash
Hey, remember that time the all-female cast of Ghostbusters was announced and it caused the bro-pocalypse? Yeah, me too. Thankfully (for my sanity), though, when it comes to casting women rather than men in popular film remakes and spin-offs, the tide seems to have turned altogether. Case in point, the female cast for Oceans 8 was announced, and the Internet, specifically Twitter, seems to be pretty damn jazzed about it. And I mean, why wouldn't they be? According to Deadline, "deals are close with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina," in addition to the already closed deals with Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock.
If you weren't previously privy to the Ocean's 8 news, per Deadline, the film is the Oceans Eleven "female-driven caper spinoff directed by Gary Ross." Which, I'm sure makes this casting reveal all the more satisfying to you — and if so, you aren't alone in that. After cautiously searching around the dark place that Twitter can be, I was pleasantly surprised to find that most people on the outspoken social media platform are gung-ho about the remake and the casting. It's a breath of fresh air.
Here are a variety of tweets that show the Ghostbusters remake controversy is mostly a thing of the past:
People Are Ready And Willing To Give The Film A Chance
Exactly the right attitude.
...As Well As Its Cast
But, Some Are Pumped For One Person In Particular
Me too, TBH.
Others Are Feeling Quite Optimistic
Honestly, sequels can really go either way, but it's just nice to see that people aren't counting it out before they even see it.
In Fact, Some Are Totally Over The Moon About It
Not literally, though. That'd be difficult to execute.
And, Are Super Proud That It's Happening
Congratulations, it's a sequel!
While Others Are Being So Supportive
Some Tweeters Are Making Jokes At The Expense Of The "Bros"
I hear it, too. Though, it's faint.
Others Are Ready For The Backlash And Don't Care
Then There Are Those Putting My Premature Eye Roll At Said "Bros" Into Words
Aka, the Ghostbusters brand of haters.
A Significant Amount Of Jokesters Have Also Targeted The Wage Gap
Does someone need ice for that burn?
I Told You, I Wasn't Kidding
The wage gap is important to note.
...There Is A Ton
It's a major issue, it's hard not to point it out.
And, I'm Here For All Of It
*Gives standing ovation*
Some Were Even Perturbed By The "11" Being Reduced To "8"
Meaning, That Rather Than The Female Ghostbusters Fury...
...The Ocean's Eight Fury Is Centered On Their Not Being Enough Females
Now, that is a welcome change of pace (of course, it could just mean it takes less women to get the same job done as it does men... in which case, *thumbs up*).
Sure, there were naysayers woven throughout tweets of excitement and praise, but it's important to note that this time, the positive feedback totally outweighed the bad. In the words of Mean Girls' Janis Ian, "Suck on that."