Dan Aykroyd

True ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel May Still Happen Says Aykroyd

True ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel May Still Happen Says Aykroyd

For the past 25 years Dan Aykroyd, co-creator, writer and star of the original 1984 Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel Ghostbusters 2, has been trying to get the sequel Ghostbusters 3 off the ground. The script went through plenty of rewrites as Sony flailed at moving forward on the project. That all changed when it was finally announced director Paul Feig would be taking over the project. His Ghostbusters would be a true reboot with an all-female cast. None of the original characters would even exist in this new universe, and it promises to be much scarier than the original. Dan Aykroyd thinks that's grand. But the comedy legend also believes that a true Ghostbusters 3 may still happen sometime in the near future.

This is interesting solely in the fact that in the new Ghostbusters universe, Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddmore do not exist. So, a more conventional sequel would have to take place on an alternate timeline. That has never been seen within a franchise before. Will a wormhole open up, with different realities crossing streams for a crossover? Maybe not. Dan Aykroyd has been talking about Ghostbusters 3 for two decades. While he clearly isn't giving up the ghost, it seems as though everyone else had. What do you think? Is there any way in Hell this will happen at this point? Especially if the new Ghostbusters proves to be a hit? Sony will want the fresh cast to return. Not a bunch of chubby old men. The truth is, we'll probably never see Ghostbusters 3. But it's clear Dan Aykroyd will never, ever give up hope.

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Dan Aykroyd Praises New All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast

Dan Aykroyd Praises New All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast

The new all-female Ghostbusters cast was announced yesterday, as director Paul Feig confirmed a reunion with his Bridesmaids costars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, who will also be joined by current Saturday Night Live cast mates Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The news caused a wave of mixed reactions, with a lot of longtime fans hating this lineup. One person who actually loves these new Ghostbusters is co-creator and star of the original franchise Dan Aykroyd.

The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy. My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day and this is a beautiful development in the legacy of our family business.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Is Planning a Marvel Style Universe

‘Ghostbusters’ Is Planning a Marvel Style Universe

The original Ghostbusters celebrated its 30th Anniversary last month, with a theatrical re-release, proving there is still plenty of interest in the franchise. Many fans are still wondering what's happening with the long-awaited Ghostbusters sequel. While promoting his Crystal Head Vodka brand in London, Dan Aykroyd revealed that the franchise is looking to copy the Marvel Studios model with a long-running franchise.

Do you think Ghostbusters should follow the Marvel model? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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‘Ghostbusters 3’ Begins Production Next Spring Says Dan Aykroyd

‘Ghostbusters 3’ Begins Production Next Spring Says Dan Aykroyd

Of course, we've heard similar updates several times in the past, with this long-awaited project drifting through development for a number of years, which was hampered by several ill-fated attempts to get Bill Murray back on board. When Harold Ramis passed away in February, Ivan Reitman decided he would only produce and help Sony find a replacement director. Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Zombieland) was being eyed to direct in May, but we haven't heard anything regarding his involvement since then.

Take a look at Dan Aykroyd's full video interview below, where he discusses his James Brown biopic Get on Up. The Ghostbusters tidbits come at the 5:02 mark.

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Miles Teller Offered Dan Aykroyd Role in the John Belushi Biopic

Miles Teller Offered Dan Aykroyd Role in the John Belushi Biopic

Attending the Creative Coallition party last night, Emile Hirsch revealed that Miles Teller will serve as his co-star, appearing as Dan Aykroyd in the Untitled John Belushi Project.

Miles Teller was in attendance at the festival, where his new film Whiplash was the opening night film, before it was acquired by Sony Pictures. The actor's agency, CAA, confirms the actor has not officially signed on, though he does have an offer to star. Miles Teller will consider which project to take on next after the festival concludes, and he finishes his press commitments for his upcoming comedy That Awkward Moment, hitting theaters January 31.

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‘Ghostbusters 3’ Will Be Based on Particle Physics Research

‘Ghostbusters 3’ Will Be Based on Particle Physics Research

Ivan Reitman is directing from a screenplay by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, although it isn't known when production may begin. There is a rumor that Sony may try to get this sequel in theaters next year, in time for the original Ghostbusters' 30th anniversary.

Ghostbusters comes to theaters July 22nd, 2016.

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Dan Aykroyd and Allison Janney Join ‘Tammy’

Dan Aykroyd and Allison Janney Join ‘Tammy’

Dan Aykroyd and Allison Janney have joined the cast of Tammy, which will mark the directorial debut of star Melissa McCarthy.

The story follows the title character (Melissa McCarthy), who loses her job at a fast food restaurant and discovers her husband is cheating on her at the same time. She decides to take a road trip with her profane, whiskey-swilling grandmother (Susan Sarandon). Dan Aykroyd will play the father of Mark Duplass' character, who encounters Tammy and her grandmother on their road trip. Allison Janney is playing Tammy's mother.

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‘Ghostbusters 3’ May Lead to Two More Sequels Says Dan Aykroyd

‘Ghostbusters 3’ May Lead to Two More Sequels Says Dan Aykroyd

Of course, even if the movie does eventually happen, it will be without Bill Murray, who left the project in August. However, Dan Aykroyd did say there is an opening in the script, if the actor has a change of heart.

Ghostbusters comes to theaters July 22nd, 2016.

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