It looks like Ghostbusters may be getting more than just a female-centric soft reboot. A report coming from Deadline is claiming that Sony has been developing another film which will feature male characters. Both films will then lead to a team up third film (Avengers style) Here’s the details from the original report.
- Directors Joe and Anthony Russo (The Winter Soldier) are in talks to direct a male Ghostbusters film.
- Writer Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) is helming the script.
- Channing Tatum (Gambit) will be producing and possibly starring in the film.
Man this report has Marvel talent all over it. So when I say original report I mean it wasn’t entirely accurate at first. The folks over at Badass Digest did some research and learned that the film could in fact star both Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt. They also revealed that Sony is planning to produce four Ghostbusters films as follows…
- Ghostbusters – Female focus team.
Directed by Paul Feig, and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and “SNL” stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
- Ghostbusters (2) – Male focus team.
Directed by The Russo Brothers, and starring Pratt and Tatum.
- Ghostbusters (3) – Team up film.
No director mentioned. Cast members from first two films.
- Ghostbusters (4) – prequel film.
If anything, this is would be an ambitious plan from Sony, who as of lately only good move is allowing Marvel to help produce their Spider-Man films. This whole thing is far from confirmed, with several obstacles to overcome. For one, the Russo Brothers are busy with Captain America: Civil War and maybe Avengers 3 & 4. However, Sony did just sign the Russos recently, and the two studios (Sony/Marvel) have been playing nice with each other. So we’ll see there.
Second, Pratt is busy as ever with franchises like Jurassic World, Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a rumored project w/ Jennifer Lawrence. Should Sony find a way to make the scheduling work out, I’ll buy this plan of theirs. Pratt and Tatum are apparently good friends, so their chemistry would be great. Plus, the Ghostbusters franchise would be a fun and ideal project for the two.
The Russo Brothers have proven they can deliver a great action film and can handle big budget productions. I had Captain America: The Winter Soldier as my number one comic book film in an amazing year for the genre. I don’t know about a prequel film though and how that would be handled, nor if there is any interest in audiences seeing one.
Only time will tell what will actually come of this report. For now are you liking this plan for Ghostbusters moving forward?