There’s been so much breaking news regarding Paul Feig’s female-centric Ghostbusters reboot as of late that most people have forgotten that a male-centric Ghostbusters movie is also supposed to be in development. Writer Drew Pearce, who also wrote Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Iron Man 3, stated in an MTV interview that the male Ghostbusters film is indeed underway. Ivan Reitman, the original Ghostbusters director, and the Russo brothers are also confirmed to be involved.
“I’ve finished my work on that in the last couple weeks. Obviously it’s top secret, but there’s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers — who did Captain America: The Winter Soldier and are doing Civil War at the moment — and Ivan Reitman, who did the original movie, are going to take that and run with it. Obviously I cannot tell you what it is, but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know!”
As for which actors will be starring in this Ghostbusters, Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt are still in consideration according to Pearce.
“That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project. Whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade. It’s just my job to give them something exciting that maybe they’ll do.”
It’s yet to be confirmed if the male Ghostbusters will ever do a crossover with the female Ghostbusters, but the idea of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Channing Tatum, and Chris Pratt together in one movie does sound like a ton of fun. Of course if Sony proved anything with their attempted Spider-Man franchise, it’s that studios really shouldn’t jump the gun when it comes to cinematic universes.