When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? Dan Aykroyd? Well I didn’t call him but he was a guest on Dennis Miller radio last week. Here’s the skinny: Ghostbusters 3 has all green lights. Except for the current yellow light that is Bill Murray, who is apparently not too keen on doing the project. However, Aykroyd said that filming of the movie will go on with or without Bill. “The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of ‘Ghostbusters 3’ is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood,” Aykroyd said. The script is ready and what ever could he be talking about when he said “new blood.”
Apparently Ray, Aykroyd’s character, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the Cadillac anymore. He also has a bad knee and can’t carry the pack. Egon, Harold Ramis’ character, is too large to get into the harness. This “new blood” talk was the first response from Aykroyd as a problem solver, “We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.” As of May, the supposed “confirmed” new blood only involves Eliza Dushku. Rumored thus far are Alyssa Milano and Anna Faris. As far as Aykroyd’s opinion goes, “I like this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the ‘Criminal Minds’ show.”
Ernie Hudson is confirmed to come back. Annie Potts is practically a shoe in since she did the video game and Sigourney Weaver, well she says she all for the part, there’s just the matter of reading the script. She did make a request to have her son Oscar in it, if she wasn’t going to be. Maybe Oscar could be one of these “new” Ghostbusters? It’s also rumored that Rick Moranis just might come out of retirement to make an appearance as Louis Tully. Comment away!