Sony May Have Come To Their Senses With the Ghostbusters Franchise

Paul Feig’s all women Ghostbusters reboot is currently filming in Boston right now. It’s a movie we’re pretty excited about here at Nerd & Tie, and we haven’t been shy about it.

We also haven’t been shy about how we think literally everything else Sony has been doing with the franchise is idiotic.

For those of you who don’t remember, Sony had announced that after the Feig all-women reboot, there was going to be an all dude version of the film starring Channing Tatum and directed by the Russo Brothers. Feig wouldn’t be involved, and it was effectively setting up the all women reboot to fail.

We were pretty much convinced that Sony had just lost their collective minds.

Well, sanity seems to have returned though, as we now have news that the Channing Tatum led all-male Ghostbusters is on hold — and possibly cancelled altogether. Sony wants to see how the Feig film will do apparently, and both Tatum and the Russos have a ton of commitments over the next few years.

And I’m relieved.

Personally, I want to see the all-women Ghostbusters movie do well, and this gives the film its best shot next year. I’ve been tired of watching Sony screw up franchises and try to force reboots immediately (*cough*Spider-Man*cough*). Hopefully by committing to the Feig film, we’re seeing Sony forge a new route.

Well… probably not. But there is hope.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”