In an appearance on WGN Morning News, Dan Aykroyd re-affirmed that Ghostbusters 3 is moving forward with a new cast. Dan Aykroyd said, “Yeah, it’s going to happen. In fact, it’s so far along now that there are industrial trade secrets in the script that I can’t even talk about, billion dollar trade secrets. I can’t say anything about them.”
Aykroyd added, “Some of the stuff, the props, the new equipment, the story, what’s going on in physics today is going to help us a lot…our plotting, and we’re going to recruit a whole new generation of Ghostbusters.”
When asked if any of the other originals would be returning, Dan Aykroyd said, “Think Star Trek.” Of course, the answer “Think Star Trek” might be even more confusing. Does Aykroyd mean like Star Trek The Next Generation, where Ghostbusters 3 would be an entire new generation of Ghostbusters? Or does he mean like the recent J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, which replaces the cast with an entirely new set of actors?
Rick Moranis did recently mention that someone associated with Dan Aykroyd had called him about Ghostbusters 3. Hopefully, the members of the original cast that are willing to return will be allowed to return. Of course, Bill Murray is likely still not willing.