Yesterday came the announcement that the upcoming reboot of the “Ghostbusters” franchise would in fact be far more ambitious than originally planned. Instead of just one reboot, Sony Pictures is set to do a whole shared cinematic universe of films and TV shows revolving around the “Ghostbusters” brand.
So on top of Paul Feig’s previously announced all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot starring the likes of Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, there was also a more male-centric second film in the works which “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” helmers Anthony and Joe Russo are tipped to direct and in which Channing Tatum would star.
Now, Bad Ass Digest has some further details about the plans which better flesh out just how ambitious this GCU will be. That report indicates the second film will definitely be a part of a shared universe with Feig’s movie, but the “guy-centric” description is wrong.
Their sources say the film is based in the real-life friendship between Channing Tatum and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt who is said to be definitely under consideration as part of the development.
On top of that there would be both a third film which would see the Feig and Russo film casts teaming up “Avengers”-style, and a fourth film which would be some kind of prequel. The hope is to lay the foundation for an annual series of films, with “Ghostbusters” being a “catch-all umbrella for a world of supernatural FX comedies”.