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Since we learned of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot happening, there's been speculation that we might yet be getting an all-male team in the same universe. Though it's been hotly denied by people connected with the reboot, writer Drew Pearce recently confirmed that it is indeed happening.

Speaking with MTV at the red carpet premiere for [Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation](tag:373501), Pearce revealed that he and directors Anthony and Joe Russo have big ambitions when it comes to building out the shared Ghostbusters universe. And not only that, he's already finished the script for the male version:

I've finished my work on that in the last couple weeks. Obviously it's top secret, but there's a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers — who did ’Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and are doing ’Civil War’ at the moment — and Ivan Reitman, who did the original movie, are going to take that and run with it. Obviously I cannot tell you what it is, but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know!

The original rumors hinting at a male complement to the female-led reboot initially had Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum both being circled for roles, and Pearce confirmed that he did indeed write the script with those two in mind:

That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project. Whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade. It’s just my job to give them something exciting that maybe they’ll do.

With the rumor breaking yesterday that Channing Tatum is looking to exit Gambit with Fox, the internet blew up with speculation as to the reasons why. But could this also be factoring into the decision he may or may not be making to leave the X-Men spinoff? Gambit or Ghostbusters? It's a hard decision, but if any project could pull his attention away from playing a mutant he's admittedly loved since he was a kid, then it's probably the chance to be one of the building blocks of a crazy Ghostbusters universe.

We'll soon find out. For now, color me cautiously excited about the idea of a Pratt-Tatum team-up.


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