'So insulting': Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones slams upcoming third movie

Ghostbusters reboot star Leslie Jones has slammed an upcoming iteration of the iconic supernatural comedy, after it was revealed the new film would ignore the developments of the 2016 female-lead sequel.

The new movie, Ghostbusters 3, will be directed by Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan Reitman directed the first two films in the '80s.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Reitman confirmed the new film would be "the next chapter in the original franchise", rather than a reboot.

Jones, who suffered a vicious backlash from online trolls following her role in the 2016 film alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon, took to Twitter to vent her frustrations.

"So insulting. Like f**k us," she wrote.

"We don't count. 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 f**k, I'm saying something!"

Response to the most recent Ghostbusters release, directed by Paul Feig, was mixed. Many fans of the original movies took issue with the all-female cast, prompting rafts of online abuse directed at the stars.

Jones in particular was victimised by online hate groups, which resulted in her personal information and private photos being published on the internet after she was hacked.