Dan Aykroyd Says Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS Might Be "Better Than The First Two"

A lot of people are freaking out (and not in a good way) about Paul Feig's new Ghostbusters movie, and it's really bumming star Kristen Wiig out. Perhaps those people will lighten up a little bit (c'mon, we haven't even seen a trailer yet!) when they hear from original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd, the man who probably knows more about this franchise than any other single person on Earth (since, you know, he created it and everything). If he's excited about the new movie, maybe they can be, too.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Aykroyd spoke about Feig's upcoming film and expressed his pleasure with everything he's seen, going as far as to say that the new movie might even be better than the first two:

"[Feig] has a great touch directing female actors and he really knows how to hit the female psyche and sensibility. In a way, his movie might be a little better than the first two because they can do more — CGI might be a little better. But also, you know, there might be more jokes in it. I’m really happy with what I’m seeing.”

Original director Ivan Reitman seems slightly more tempered, but is still very optimistic about it:

“There’s always going to be people who are going to say, ‘Hey, it’s not as good!’” says Reitman, who expects to see a cut of the film in the next two weeks. “That may be true. But I believe the movie is going to be quite wonderful, because I know the cast works. The ladies in this new film are in every way as talented as that original group of actors were. They’re at the same place in their lives as Bill and Dan and Harold were when we did Ghostbusters. I have a lot of faith in it, and I have a lot of faith in Paul.”

The whole interview is worth reading if you have a few minutes. Ghostbusters arrives in theaters on July 15th, 2016.

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