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UPDATED with interview confirming plans: Did Dan Aykroyd confirm plans for proper Ghostbusters 3?

November 14th, 2018 by Marc Comments

This story has been updated as Dan Ackroyd HAS indeed confirmed that Ghostbusters III is in the works and we’ve embedded the interview at the bottom of the page.

Here’s the original post:

OK, we have to stress we have no evidence of this except what is currently going around the fan community, but Dan Ackroyd has recorded the latest episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rathner and word is he drops a BIG Ghostbusters tidbit.

The episode will air tonight but in the meantime, here’s what we’re hearing as per this post on the Ghostbusters Incorporated Facebook page:

“Last night Dan Aykroyd appeared on The Big Interview. He said that a Ghostbusters movie is being written with the three original Ghostbusters as their original characters. He thinks Bill [Murray] will appear even if it’s as a ghost.

“He also said the budget and low box office numbers for the 2016 film will not allow for a sequel.”

Now, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard a Ghostbusters movie with the original team was planned (here) and Ghostbusters 2016 director Paul Feig told us in person he doesn’t believe a sequel to his movie will ever happen (here), so this does line up with what we know already.

But we also know that Aykroyd has been trying to get a proper Ghostbusters III made for years, so we can’t get too excited. Who are we fooling, even just the mention of this has us buzzing!

But the big question is, did Dan say it on the show? We’ll know tonight for sure, but honestly, given that the GB fan community is crying out for another movie, especially one starring the original team, we definitely think this could happen.

What say you all?

Here’s the interview wherein Dan confirms there was problems around Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot and that a reunion of the three remaining original Ghostbusters may be on the cards:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….