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Here's everything we know about the new 'all-male Ghostbusters rival'

Sony has announced a new project.

THE INTERNET IS ablaze this morning with talk of a new ‘all male’ Ghostbusters film, as production on the all female reboot prepares to get underway.

But what’s the story with it really? And why are people so het up?

Is it really a rival?

Not really, because both films are Sony projects.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Sony is working with Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters director and producer) and Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters writer and star) to establish ‘Ghostcorps’, a production company which will open up countless franchise and merchandise opportunities. They’re talking about several movies (some of which might not even involve busting ghosts), TV shows etc.


Deadline reports, meanwhile that the this newly announced film will act as a ‘counterpart’ to the all-female movie, which is due to begin production in June.

According to CNN the Ghostcorps film will come out after the all-female Ghostbusters, which is due for released in July 2016.

What about the casts?

We already know that Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, as well as Saturday Night Live cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are starring in the Ghostbusters reboot, which will be directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids).

The second film has no solid cast attached to it yet, although Deadline reports that Channing Tatum, who will be involved in the production of the Ghostcorps movie, is also touted to star.

Badass Digest reports that Parks and Rec and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt could star alongside Tatum, in a case of “two guys being pals and wanting to make this movie together”.

The 87th Academy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles Chris Pratt Source: AP/Press Association Images

Badass also quotes Sony insiders as saying that this isn’t a ‘guy-centric’ film, and that it will act as a compliment to the Feig movie. A source also told Entertainment Weekly that “female actors are also being considered”.

What are people saying?

When the all-female film was confirmed there was some unsavoury reaction online, with many expressing disgust about their childhood being ruined, the franchise being ruined, their lives being ruined, etc.

Initial reports about this new ‘all-male Ghostbusters’ elicited some disbelief:

Some pointed jokes:

Tweet by @Sara Schaefer Source: Sara Schaefer/Twitter

And some “can’t we all get along?” tweets:

What are your thoughts and feelings on another Ghostbusters film and a Ghostbusters universe? You know where to leave them…

Some men are really angry about the all-female Ghostbusters remake>

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Emer McLysaght

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