When it became official that Paul Feig would be rebooting Ghostbuster with an all female cast, some fans despaired over the fear that they’d never get an official Ghostbuster 3 featuring most of the original cast. While Ghostbuster 3 has had many false stars throughout the years, it eventually appeared that there would be no third Ivan Reitman movie… Or would there?
Speaking recently with Sirius XM Radio, the ever optimistic Dan Aykroyd suggested that there were indeed still plans for a sequel to the original movies; “Oh I’ve written… well, we have… 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”.
With Reitman no longer involved in the franchise and Harold Ramis sadly not with us anymore, the possible sequel wouldn’t exactly bring Ghostbusters round to a hole but it would likely involve Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray. Still, Aykroyd doesn’t share this news as a way of damning the new movie as his kind words rang positive about Feig’s aspirations; “I can tell you, as the originator, I’m very happy with what he’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… A great great script from Paul Feig which we will work on and make better”.
While its nice to hear that Aykroyd still has plans for his own Ghostbusters reunion, its something that isn’t likely to ever actually get off the ground. It feels as if it would be a little too confusing to have an official sequel as well as a new reboot. However, it’s great to see Aykroyd supports Feig’s remake, speaking positively about the script. The new Ghostbusters hits theatres on July 22, 2016, starring Kristen Wigg, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.