Take this one with a grain of salt but the latest reports on Ghostbusters are now indicating that there’s a “Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe” in the works!
The newest rumors are suggesting that in addition to the previously announced female-led reboot of the franchise, that a male-orientated film would follow-up the reboot from director Paul Feig sometime shortly after 2016.
It seems that original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd alongside director Ivan Reitman have been handed some form over oversight role in managing the Ghostbusters universe, including lending a guiding hand into expanding the franchise into more films, TV, and merchandising related activities.
Channing Tatum is a name that’s been mentioned as potentially leading the second new film in the rebooted Ghostbusters universe, with Joe and Anthony Russo attached as directors. The Russo’s of course are riding high after their 2014 success with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
While the Tatum-led film wouldn’t be intended as a direct sequel to Paul Feig’s film, it would most certainly exist in the same setting, with potential future cross over opportunities.
Sounds like maybe a step too far in the world of Ghostbusters films?
In other Ghostbusters related news, the Ghostbusters: Board Game launched on KickStarter early February this year with a goal of $250,000 in mind. As at the time of writing this, the kickstarter project has reached over $1.1 million, with only one stretch goal remaining to be unlocked – which will no doubt be reached in the remaining 40 hours of the pledge period.
The Ghostbusters board game promises to be hours of fun, you can check out the project here