Next Summer, the world will meet the brand-new Ghostbusters, and while the genderswapping had some hardcore fans in a tizzy, the movie is getting some major endorsement from the brainchild of the original himself: Dan Aykroyd.
Talking to EW about Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, along with director Ivan Reitman, the actor opened up about many things that went into the making of the movie, including the environment that he secluded himself to crank out the script. Aykroyd also talked about the reboot and why he thinks it'll be a huge success.
"I think Paul [Feig]’s idea of the gender shift was a very smart and fresh way to get everybody to re-look at this in a new way," he said.
“Paul’s kind of the George Cukor of Hollywood: He has a great touch directing female actors and he really knows how to hit the female psyche and sensibility. In a way, his movie might be a little better than the first two because they can do more — CGI might be a little better. But also, you know, there might be more jokes in it. I’m really happy with what I’m seeing.”
Aykroyd briefly talked about his cameo in the upcoming film, but reiterated he's not Ray Stantz. “We all felt that this Paul Feig concept was so strong that we didn’t have to be in it. But he called me. And of course, I said, ‘I want to help in any way I can.’”
Ghostbusters starring Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarty, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones hits theaters July 15, 2016.