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.
While the good news is that at least one of those projects is all systems go – there are even set photos to prove it – the other appears to have stalled, if not stopped completely.
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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