updated - September 25, 2020 Friday EDT
We reported last time that Dan Aykroyd wanted to do a male version of "Ghostbusters 3" because he feels that's what most fans wanted to see. The reboot will be directed by Paul Feig and will star four funny women namely Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.
The original cast showed their support to the new stars of the film franchise, but many die-hard fans still yearn for their favorite characters: Peter Venkman (Billy Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Winstone Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson).
The 62-year old actor gave many fans hope when he revealed that there's a possibility of having another version of the reboot. "There's three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we're going to be able to salvage some of it and use it," Dan Aykroyd told SiriusXM. Could that mean that we will see a male version of "Ghostbusters 3"?
"Let's get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we'll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it," he added. According to Deadline, aside from the one that will be headed by the "Bridesmaids" director, there will be more versions of the "Ghostbusters".
"Paul Feig's film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July 2016. He's got four of the funniest women in the world, and there will be other surprises to come," Ivan Reitman revealed to the website. They also reported that the new project called "Ghost Corps" will be directed and produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, who is known for their work in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", and will be scripted by Drew Pearce, who worked on "Iron Man 3" and "Mission: Impossible 5".
The star of "Magic Mike" and "21 Jump Street", Channing Tatum, will allegedly headline the remake. "He's a good cornerstone to launch another 'Ghostbusters' series. The idea came from Pearce, who honed it the Russo Brothers, Tatum's team and Reitman," Deadline reported.
"Drew will start writing and the hope is to be ready for the Russo Brothers' next window next summer to shoot, with the movie coming out the following year. It's just the beginning of what I hope will be a lot of wonderful movies," Reitman revealed. If you're not a big fan of the all-female "Ghostbusters 3", then you can always wait in two or three years time for the male version.
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