Male-Led Ghostbuster Movie Still On, Courting Pratt and Tatum

By James O Malley on at

We've heard recently about the new women-led Ghostbusters film starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones - but what about the male-led version that is coming after it? It seems that may still be in the works too.

That's right - if you're just catching it up there are two new Ghostbusters films on the way. Whether the 'male' version was only commissioned to placate the whiny men who were upset with the idea of women busting Ghosts is still unclear.

Anyway, MTV has been speaking to writer Drew Pearce who has revealed that he has finished the script for the film. It will be directed by the Russo brothers, who are best known for being the duo behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War.

Perhaps most interesting is the speculation on the cast - with Pierce confirming that both Chris Pratt (who legally must be in everything now) and Channing Tatum being approached for roles. “That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project”, Pearce is quoted as saying, “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.”

Perhaps most intriguing though is the suggestion that with two 'rival' Ghostbusters films on the way, it is possible that they could both exist in the same shared universe - just like how the different Avengers films all fit together.

“My personal inclination is to try and make everything occur in the same ’Ghostbusters’ universe, because I feel, as a fan, that’s what I would want,” Pearce said. “Standing here in New York, you just wanna tie it all together. Whether that happens or not we’ll see, but I’ve certainly given them the tools to do that, I hope.”

So if the two films are successful, we presume the third one will be a crossover. [MTV]