Oh Brother, They’re Making An All-Male Ghostbusters

The news comes less than a year after the all-female Ghostbusters was announced...

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by Sophie Wilkinson |

In what looks like a ‘fuck you’ response to the announcement that Ghostbusters will be given a reboot with an all-female cast, Hollywood has done that shitty thing it does and given us an all-male cast for Ghostbusters. The film, reports Deadline.com, will be made by Sony, will star Channing Tatum (and his neck), and will be directed, written and produced by a whole bunch of guys.

Seriously – original Ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman are going to head up the production company, Ghostcorps, the script will be written by Drew Pearce (he did Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible 5), the Russo Brothers (they did Captain America: The Winter Soldier) will direct, and Channing Tatum is also producing. As well as starring.

It’s like, ok guys, we get it, you want* Ghostbusters* to be your own butch bloke-a-thon. But the news, coming about half a year after it was announced that there would be an all-female cast of Ghostbusters, potentially featuring Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy and Linda Cardellini, has left us feeling a little... pissed.

Is this all-bloke film a reaction to the all-female cast and all of the dickheads who were slating it when it was first announced? Or is it just a happy coincidence that another film will be made that features absolutely zero women that actually do something?

While we can see the argument that re-casting Ghostbusters full of women to help tip the scales a bit, does this film need to have a remake full of blokes? Of course, Hollywood will always go towards the money, but films featuring women as action stars don’t even do too badly – like, hellooooo The Hunger Games.

As Hollywood producers keep on taking bets on Gerard Butler films, we’re willing to take a bet on the fact that not all action/comedy hybrid films have to have all-male casts and a token woman to leer at in order to get bums on seats. Considering more than 50% of cinema tickets are sold to women, a lot more female heroes are long overdue.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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