Dan Aykroyd Says ‘Ghostbuster 3′ Can STILL Happen After the Female Reboot
I'm not gonna lie...when I heard that the Ghostbusters reboot would totally stray from the original concept and go with an all-female cast, I was disappointed. I have nothing against female actors, but something about this just rubs me the wrong way. I feel like it'll be Bridesmaids with proton packs. Then again, it would be hard to reboot the franchise with the original actors, considering that Harold Ramis (Egon) has passed away.
But maybe not! Dan Aykroyd says that there's three versions of the original sequel that exist, and it's not an impossibility. He says that the all-female version could "invigorate" the series, and the sequel could come afterwards.
Oh I’ve written… well, we have…I’ve written, well, there’s three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we’re going to be able to salvage some of it and use it. Yeah, we’re gonna be able to use it some day. Let’s get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we’ll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it.
This gives me some hope! Maybe it's false hope, but still. I just can't live in a world where the ONLY "sequel" we have is an all-female version. However, I feel like the sequel will lose steam if it comes after the reboot. Here's the full story. What do you think?
The Ghostbusters all-female reboot will be in theaters on July 22, 2016.