Paul Feig’s upcoming female-led Ghostbusters reboot is generating a lot of buzz, but not all of it has been good. However, amid some controversy, one of the original and reboot movie’s stars has come out and claimed that the 2016 release could eclipse the original 80s movies. Now, that’s a really strong statement…
Yes, Dan Aykroyd has said that they “might be a little better than the first two” films in the series. The actor said that the movie will benefit from modern CGI and probably include “more jokes” than the ’80s originals.
Speaking with EW, Aykroyd praised director Paul Feig’s approach to the reboot: “[Feig] has a great touch directing female actors and he really knows how to hit the female psyche and sensibility.”
He added: “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.”
Speaking about returning to make a cameo in the film, he said: “None of [the original Ghostbusters stars] lobbied to be in the third movie.
“We all felt that this Paul Feig concept was so strong that we didn’t have to be in it. But he called me. And of course, I said, ‘I want to help in any way I can’.”
Aykroyd will return for a cameo appearance in the film, joining his fellow original cast members Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts.
Feig’s new Ghostbusters will star Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the eponymous ghost-fighting troupe, and Chris Hemsworth as their receptionist.
Ghostbusters is due for release on July 15, 2016.