Earlier this afternoon, the movie world got a bit of a shock when it was revealed that Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to make their own Ghostbusters film that is looking to have Channing Tatum star in it.
As it turns out, however, the Tatum may not be the only A-lister to become involved with the project, as a new rumor has surfaced suggesting that the movie is being built as a chance to partner Tatum with Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt.
According to an online report that spoke to Sony Studios insiders, the concept for another Ghostbusters film, with male actors, organically sprung from the idea of pairing Tatum and Pratt on screen together. The two actors are already friends in real-life, and supposedly want to work on a project together.
This story comes to us from Badass Digest, which has published a story trying to clarify some of the details in the initial Ghostbusters report with information given to them by confidential sources at Sony. To start, the sources say that the idea of the movie being "all-male" is a misconception, but that the movie will feature two of Hollywood's biggest actors Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt in its center.
The film’s cast would spin out of that Ghostbusters reboot, and then after having it’s own installment, would team with the female Ghostbusters in an Avengers-style crossover.
BadAssDigest’s sources also hinted that even though Sony has a Ghostbusters Universe mapped out, not every film will be about apprehending disembodied spirits. According to the sources, the “Ghostbusters” name is merely a catch-all phrase for a slate of action-driven, supernatural comedies anchored by the Ghostbusters.
Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot hits theaters on July 22, 2016.