While Ghostbusters 3 has been talked about for weeks, especially due to the possibility of an all-female Ghostbusters team, some leaked Sony emails have raised the possibility of new news on the Ghostbusters front.
Channing Tatum reportedly has his own ideas about doing a Ghostbusters film. A leaked email revealed that he was stoked about the idea and wanted to rally Sony to do it.
“Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a HUGE BATMAN BEGINS MOVIE,” wrote Tatum. “I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. COME OONNNN!!!”
And according to the leaked Sony emails, they were talking about whether to have Paul Feig go with Tatum’s idea, or stay with the all-female version.
Or maybe both!
In an email between Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and co-president of production for Columbia Pictures Hannah Minghell, the idea of putting Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt together in a Ghostbusters was considered. But they also were think about a multi-film arc that encompassed the all-female crew and the Tatum-Pratt crew.
Minghell told Pascal;
“So … in a curious turn of events — the Russos and Channing want to develop Ghostbusters as a vehicle for Channing and Chris Pratt to do together.
“The Russos, Channing and Reid have been brainstorming ideas and want to create a whole new mythology that would support multiple movies (the way that Nolan reinvented Batman). To be clear — the Russos want to produce (not direct) and while Channing and Chris are looking for a movie to do together they haven’t mentioned this to him yet because they weren’t sure how we’d react.”
“They want to make it simultaneously super scary while also super funny. They love the idea that they are mortal heroes who are believers in the paranormal and the only people who can defend mankind from a paranormal threat.
“I know we’re mid negotiations with Paul [Feig]. I’m not sure whether we’d ever develop two different versions simultaneously. Joe Russo is open to the idea that both movies could be developed in partnership so they compliment one another within the same Ghostbusters universe. Apparently the Russos are very close to Paul and Joe suggested Paul could be attached to direct both. Personally I think it’s possible for the female version to co-exist with this other version so maybe they’re not mutually exclusive.”