Because nothing says “sensible and level-headed response to an all-female Ghostbusters movie” like a studio immediately developing pretty much the same movie, but with guys, the past few months have seen a lot of speculation about the series. The most-repeated rumor has been a return to the hot male-on-male ghostbusting of yore, only turned into a shared universe and starring Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum. As part of the Sony hacking scandal, emails were uncovered suggesting that the two were being courted for a new iteration of the series. Which was a lot more believable until Chris Pratt told GQ the whole thing was “complete bullshit.”
“No one has ever even spoken to me about that,” Pratt said, making it possibly one of the only things in Hollywood that Pratt hasn’t been asked to star in yet. “Never. I’ve even seen Channing a couple times. As far as I know, that’s complete bullshit.” Indeed, even Pratt’s sightings of the elusive Tatum have not revealed any suggestion that there are ghosts requiring the busting skills of everyone’s favorite velociraptor buddy. It looks like those dreaming of some male ghostbusters getting back to work, thereby allowing the women to stay home and have the ghost-babies, will have to content themselves with hate-tweeting at Paul Feig.