/ghostbusters-4-reboot-male-cast-channing-tatum/Yesterday, it was announced that Sony Pictures is planning a second new Ghostbusters that will basically be shot alongside director Paul Feig's all-female reboot starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. The movie was said to be all-male, with Channing Tatum producing and possibly starring and Captain America: Civil War directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo at the helm. Well, according to Badass Digest, the initial report wasn't completely accurate. This will not be an 'all-male' adventure as previously reported, and it is part of an expanded universe that includes Paul Feig's female Ghostbusters and a possible prequel. And Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt will probably co-star with his longtime friend Channing Tatum.
Sources at Sony tell Badass Digest that, while the movie won't be 'guy-centric', it will have males in two of the leading roles, and that the movie spun out of the chemistry between Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt in their real-life relationship. While Chris Pratt is currently a hot commodity after starring in Guardians of the Galaxy, with roles lined up in The Magnificent Seven, Cowboy Ninja Viking and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, this was not a case of getting the most popular actor to join a franchise. This is about two friends wanting to make a movie together.
What is essentially Ghostbusters 4 will be a companion piece to the Paul Feig reboot, as Sony attempts to build a big shared universe. They want everything tied together so that it's not a bunch of franchises running in tandem. The hope is to have a third new Ghostbusters that brings Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon together with Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, and it will be done Marvel's The Avengers-style. This is all planned out, and has been planned for quite some time. And it wasn't a change of heart by Sony to announce a male-centric Ghostbusters after many fans hated on Paul Feig's complete reboot idea. This will allow a lot of collaborators to work within this reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise. Badass Digest had read Paul Feig and Katie Dippold's, and while they were initially confused by the ending, they now feel it make sense with another movie so close to happening.
There is also going to be a prequel that takes place in the story timeline before either of these new films. Though, it is not immediately known what the story will be about, or how much further in the past it takes place.It will still have nothing to do with the original 1984 Ghostbusters. There appears to be a rights issues with the original human characters, but some of the original ghosts, such as Slimer, are expected to appear in some capacity. It's also noted that not every movie will be about catching ghosts. It is said that the new Ghostbusters franchise will be a 'catch-all umbrella for a world of supernatural FX comedies'. According to this latest report, we will be getting a new Ghostbusters every year. The following statement came from Channing Tatum during the Sony Hack in one of the leaked emails, which hints that this has long been in the planning stages:
"Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a HUGE BATMAN BEGINS MOVIE. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. COME OONNNN!!!"