It seems someone at Sony might have finally just realised 'Hang on, we have too many Ghostbusters movies in the pipeline'.
Supposed star of the male version Channing Tatum admitted the situation was "messy" while talking to Howard Stern, presumably because with the female version lampooning gendered reboots the male one is kind of redundant.
"That thing's gotten messy, I gotta be honest. There's a lot of people doing a lot of things on Ghostbusters," Tatum said.
He said that the male edition is "nowhere near [going forward]" but added that he would still "love to do it".
"There's a lot of people in the Ghostbusters pool right now... I think we're in sort of a gestation period," he concluded when asked about the Paul Feig female-centric spin-off, which very much looks to be moving forward.
The sense that Hollywood has gone sequel, reboot and crossover crazy is palpable, with two sequels planned for 22 Jump Street (which ironically also starred Tatum and was produced by Sony) on the way, one of which will be a crossover with Men In Black, the other a tongue-in-cheek female-led reboot.