17:47 10 March 2015
Channing Tatum is set to join Melissa McCarthy in the Ghostbuster sequel. With Sony’s plan to develop a Marvel-esque universe for the franchise, fans can expect the 22 Jump Street star to join the all-female cast.
While director Paul Feig is working on the first follow-up of the moview, original filmmakers Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd are planning to expand it further.
Ivan told Deadline.com: "We want to expand the Ghostbusters universe in ways that will include different films, TV shows, merchandise, all things that are part of modern filmed entertainment.
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"This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy.
"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."
Confirmed female cast members aside from Melissa McCarthy are Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
Ivan added: "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.
"My primary focus will be to build the Ghostbusters into the universe it always promised it might become. The original film is beloved, as is the cast, and we hope to create films we will continue to love."