The only thing better than one Ghostbusters reboot featuring a cast of your favourite people is two simultaneous Ghostbusters reboots featuring casts of your favourite people.
For a while, this looked to be happening. In the red corner was the all-female one, featuring Kristen Wiig
and Melissa McCarthy
, while in the blue corner, was another
, supposedly featuring all-round excellent dudes Channing Tatum
and Chris Pratt
During a recent interview with Howard Stern, Tatum was asked about progress on his own Ghostbusters and replied that things had “gotten messy”, sounding less-than optimistic.
Not long after, Tatum’s Magic Mike XXL
co-writer Reid Carolin
was asked the same thing by Screen Rant
, and indicated that it’s essentially not happening.
The discussion briefly turned to the Ghostbusters spinoff, to which Carolin said “We’re not doing that anymore”; when asked “Oh, you’re not?” he then clarified: “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.”
So there you have it. While we definitely have room in our hearts (and cash in our wallets) to support two different Ghostbusters spinoffs, existing in a shared, Marvel-like universe, as was apparently the plan.
That said, we get how the makers of one might not love the other potentially taking a chunk out of its publicity and profits.
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