All-Male Ghostbusters Film Not Happening Says Channing Tatum
We learned back in March that not only is Paul Feig directing an all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, but Sony Pictures was also looking to make a spinoff with an all-male cast. The film was supposedly going to star Channing Tatum, but now Tatum says the project is dead.
In an interview with Screen Rant, the actor had this to say when asked if the all-male Ghostbusters was still being developed:
“No, I don’t think so; I think it’s too complicated. There’s a lot of things going on with that brand, and I just feel like it’s over-saturated.”
Described as a male-centric, action-driven film, the spinoff was apparently going to be written by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3), and at one point it was being reported that Chris Pratt was going to co-star. But Pratt shot down those rumors almost as soon as they hit the net.
There has been a lot of talk about a Marvel-style “shared universe” being created for the Ghostbusters franchise, but as far as we know, Feig’s film is the only one currently in the works. I suppose the future of the franchise relies entirely on how well that movie does at the box office.