Sorry gals, but your moment to celebrate an all-female cast in the next Ghostbusters film is over. That’s because the dudes — and production company Sony — are about to reclaim the glory.
The studio confirmed on Monday that it is moving ahead with not one, but two Ghostbusters movies: the previously announced all-female version, written by original film scribe Paul Feig, and now a male-led version that is expected to star none other than Magic Mike himself, Channing Tatum.
And this is only the beginning.
Sony is so confident in the opportunities surrounding the franchise’s resurrection (films, TV shows, merchandise, etc.) that it has set up Ghostcorps, a new production company with some of the masterminds of the original 1984 film, including Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd.
For now though, only the female-led Ghostbusters is officially confirmed. If the new male remake comes to fruition, it will be produced and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and written by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission Impossible 5). Tatum, along with partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan, will also produce, with hopes that Tatum will also star.
With so many comic books guys on board, we’re beginning to think the new Ghostbusters might involve less classic camp and more superhero moves, with a ghost-fighting crew who are less sciency and way more muscular.
And a possibly a proton pack that looks more like something found in Tony Stark’s lab.