Dan Aykroyd Says a "More Conventional Third Sequel" to GHOSTBUSTERS Might Still Happen
Dan Aykroyd has spent so many years talking about a new Ghostbusters movie, and now that one's actually happening, I can't imagine what that feels like for him - especially when the project won't see him, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson donning the proton packs as the main characters again. Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters sounds like a great idea to me - it's 2015, after all, and there's nothing about the Ghostbusters that demands they be men - but it seems like Aykroyd just won't give up the idea of stepping into the suit one more time.
On the Sirius XM show Unmasked with Ron Bennington (via /Film), Aykroyd says he still thinks a "more conventional third sequel" is in the cards:
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.
This guy just won't let it go, will he? If this were about anything other than a new Ghostbusters movie, I'd probably be commending his tenacity and can-do spirit. But I'm so tired of hearing about Aykroyd and the old gang coming back (or not) for more adventures that I've completely lost interest in seeing that version of the story at this point. He does have some nice things to say about Feig's upcoming movie ("I’m very happy with what [Feig’s] done. It’s very tasteful...he establishes the voices beautifully in these characters"), but from the sound of it, those of us who were hoping that this new movie would mean the end of Aykroyd's prophesying, I think we're out of luck.