Dan Aykroyd Hints at a Possible 'Ghostbusters 3' with Original Cast
Although the cast for the new female incarnation of the Ghostbusters was confirmed just over a week ago, Dan Aykroyd, co-creator of the original two movies, still believes a third movie starring the original cast could still be a possibility.
Aykroyd was on Unmasked with Ron Bennington on Sirius XM where he was speaking about the future of the Ghostbusters. He has gone on record as saying he is excited about Paul Feig's female driven vision for the Ghostbusters, but he also hopes to make a traditional Ghostbusters sequel. Akyroyd said, "Oh I’ve written, well, there’s three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we’re going to be able to salvage some of it and use it. Yeah, we’re gonna be able to use it some day. Let’s get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we’ll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it."
Before the possibility of a third Ghostbusters movie can become a reality, this new film has to be a hit, and Aykroyd thinks it will be. "I can tell you, as the originator, I’m very happy with what Feig’s done. It’s very tasteful. And it needed a reworking. The thing needed a new engine. You know? It needed new exhaust. It needed new steering. And this is what we’re getting."
Aykroyd says he’ll be making some contributions to the “great great script by Paul Feig which we will work on and make better” but believes the casting is perfect, "the real reality in fact of the third movie with this tremendous cast of women, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig. I’ve got three daughters, so I’m all for female empowerment, Feig establishes the voices beautifully in these characters. Now of course, he’s got masters playing the roles for him, so this is going to really work in our favour for the third movie."