If the latest news of Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters film (featuring a cast of awesome ladies) somehow rubbed you the wrong way because Dude Ghostbusters looked like Lady Ghostbusters, don’t worry Sony’s got your back. Deadline reports that Sony is also working on a testosterone filled version featuring an all male cast with Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) set to direct and produce and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission:Impossible 5) set to write. Sony’s looking at Channing Tatum to star with Chris Pratt rumored (according to some digging from Badass Digest) to star alongside him because the two have always wanted to be in a film together.
While this news seems asinine, because it sounds like the kind of “take your toys and play elsewhere because girls are icky” kind of movie, it’s part of Sony’s effort to turn Ghostbusters into a universe set of films. So we’re looking at a total of four films (according to Digest): the female Ghostbusters, the dude one, a team up film between the two, and a prequel. Yet, none of them will be attached to the older films in any way.
They’ve even got Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd forming the “Ghostcorps,” a production team who’re overseeing the entire thing. This announcement is weird for a number of reasons, but I understand Sony’s need to just try what they can. I would’ve preferred we get at least one new film before all of this nonsense, but I guess that’d be too much to ask. I’m already kind of sick of this, and have pretty much lost all goodwill toward this series.Deadline and Badass Digest]