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Published On: Fri, Sep 19th, 2014

Dan Aykroyd talks ‘Ghostbusters 3’ and compares franchise to ‘Star Wars’ or Marvel

Just as Ghostbusters turns 30, rumors continue that a third film may actually arrive. Star Dan Aykroyd talks about Ghostbusters III as a much larger franchise, making comparisons to some of Hollywood’s biggest tentpoles.

According to THR, Aykroyd was in London promoting his brand of Crystal Head vodka, and said he, producer Ivan Reitman, and the executives, were now looking at the next ten years for a franchise.

Ghostbusters 3 fan poster Source: Trailer shut

Ghostbusters 3 fan poster Source: Trailer shut

“It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I’m thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony?” he said. “What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? What does Marvel mean to Fox?”

Fans may be concerned about the apparant theme of “money matters” in the star’s remarks, but the ideas go from bad to worse.

Aykroyd adds that the focus must be “not just another movie or another TV show, but what’s the totality of it? The whole mythology from the beginning of their lives, the end of their lives. Ghostbusters at nine years old, Ghostbusters in high school.”

A reboot is no easy tasks and he acknowledges that.

“It’s up on blocks, it needs new electronics, new everything,” he said. “That’s what we have to do. The whole vehicle of Ghostbusters has to be rebuilt. That’s the ambitious thinking that’s going on now. Taking on the model of Marvel where we take all of the elements that are in this movie and we put them out there as different ideas.”

Female ghostbusters, a young cast, the old cast, Aykroyd finally tells what we need to know about a third film:  “We need to write it.”

That’s right.  Rumors galore and the film is no where close. Cool your backpack Ghostbuster fans, it’ll still be a while.

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