For those that didn’t have anything nice to say about the newest Ghostbusters film, you may be delighted to know that Dan Aykroyd says Ghostbusters 3 is currently in the process of coming to life.
But take this news with a grain of salt, as this isn’t the first time something like this has been claimed. However, the backlash of Paul Feig’s version of the film may have been the impetus to really get the gang back together.
Dan Aykroyd explicitly states that Ghostbusters 3 is being developed and there may be a reunion with the surviving cast, according to GhostbustersNews.com.
“There is a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters… It’s being written right now.”
And he’s confident that Bill Murray will return as well.
“I think Billy will come. The story’s so good. Even if he plays a ghost.”
Fine, fair enough, but let’s see some studio interest first. Also, I don’t think many of us fans really deserve a new one after the over-the-top reactions after Feig’s film was released – but that’s a whole different can of worms which I’m not going to touch on at the moment.
However, I will touch on Aykroyd’s opinion on it because, although he didn’t hold back, did it in a respectful and insightful matter.
If you recall, he was not happy with the newest film, but it wasn’t because of the cast – he thought they were great. Instead, he took issue with Feig, saying:
“The director, he spent too much on it. He didn’t shoot scenes we suggested to him and several scenes that were going to be needed and he said ‘Nah, we don’t need them.’ Then we tested the movie and they needed them and he had to go back. About $30 to $40 million in reshoots. So he will not be back on the Sony lot anytime soon.”
Will we finally get the original cast back? Let’s see. But don’t get your hopes too high.