Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig

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When fans are bullying you on social media, who you gonna call? Paul Feig. 

The director of the highly-anticipated upcoming Ghostbusters remake was not having anymore nonsense when he took to Twitter to get a few things off his chest. Fans of the original series were hounding him with their new qualms about the decision to cast all women in the lead roles of the reboot, a judgment Feig announced nearly a year ago. 

The accomplished director of Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Spy, took a stand for his vision and his cast, which has gotten serious flack from the start. The film, which is currently slated for a July 2016 release, will feature Feig-favorite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and SNL funny ladies Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnonwhile male actors like Chris Hemsworth and Ghostbusters alumni Dan Akyroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray are set to fill supporting roles. 

Well, some people on Twitter are still not having it—and neither was Feig. The attacks about Feig's intentions, passion, and overall ability to capture the essence of the originals rolled onto his feed. Well, he wasn't letting these comments roll off his shoulders quite so easily.  

The Emmy nominee had equally strong words for the media, who he blamed for spoiling many of the planned surprise cameos throughout the film. He claimed that the swarms of paparazzi forced many faux announcements of private plans.

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While the benefits of responding to his attackers remain to be seen, Feig was able to leave the Twitter rampage on a uplifting note, announcing that Sigourney Weaver will make her official return to the Ghostbusters franchise in the upcoming film. 

"Gang, trying to keep surprises but this is about to leak, so I'll tell you myself: the awesome Sigourney Weaver is going to be in our movie!" he tweeted.

Weaver was featured in the original first and second films in the role of Dana Barrett, a woman who seeks the help of the Ghostbusters after her house is haunted and later possesses her. 

In addition to this new mystery role, the 65-year-old Golden Globe winner is slated to star in a handful of upcoming films, including four potential Avatar sequels. 

While it's currently unclear if Weaver will be reprising her original role for the feminized reboot, we know she'll be in hysterical company. 

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