He’s a man in demand – what with recent news of his addition to the expanding cast of X-Men: Apocalypse as well as successful films including 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike both bringing sequals with them.
Now it appears Tatum could be set to join the rebooted Ghostbusters franchise – although there seems to be some confusing process to this new universe that has people more than a little purplexed.
Last year, news broke that the popular Ghostbusters would be rebooted with an all-female cast including Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wigg and Melissa McCarthy. This decision was most likely made by original visionaries Ivan Reitman and Dan Akroyd in the wake of the sad passing of fellow Ghostbusters writer and star Harold Ramis.
Back in 2012 there had been rumours circulating of a long overdue Ghostbusters 3 that would star the original cast members including Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver – this however became just a thought and instead it was decided that a reboot would be the way forward.
Fast-forward 3 years and pre-production of the all-female reboot has begun – now however it appears the world of Ghostbusting is about to get a lot bigger. As well as Paul Feig’s bad-ass female franchise, there seems to be plans to make another all-male one starring Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt.
This second franchise could very well prove to be a prequel to the original 80’s films, though unlikely to feature Venkman, Stantz and Egon as main characters – so what the story will eventually be about is anyone’s guess.
It does however appear that Sony Pictures, who own the rights, are ready to pull out all the stops in a bid to claim back the box-office from movie judanaught Marvel – just look at the news surrounding the reboot and cross-studio integration of Spider-Man.
What ever happens though, it looks like the Ghostbuster franchises finly has a bright and exciting future on the big screen. You can catch the all-female Ghostbusters reboot when it released worldwide 2017.