Dan Aykroyd Hints At a ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Reunion with Bill Murray

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Dan Aykroyd has at all times been the voice of Ghostbusters. He created the unique movie and wrote it with Harold Ramis. After Ghostbusters II, Aykroyd stored speaking a couple of Ghostbusters III even when Bill Murray made it clear he wasn’t . He produced the 2016 remake starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

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Dan Aykroyd | Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

Aykroyd was on the March 23 episode of the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast. When Maron requested Aykroyd in regards to the upcoming Ghostbusters, Aykroyd shared some tidbits, together with a run-in with Murray within the newest movie, and a few variety phrases in regards to the final movie. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is at present scheduled for launch July 10, 2020.

Dan Aykroyd has not seen ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

The creator of Ghostbusters has no privileges on the subject of seeing early cuts. Aykroyd is definitely okay with that, although. He is aware of he’d spoil it.

“They haven’t shown me a thing because they know I’ll talk about it,” Aykroyd stated. “I’m saying, ‘Show me some stuff!’ They say, ‘No, no,’ because they know I’m going to be bragging about it. But we’re getting excellent feedback from those who have seen it.”

Dan Aykroyd praises the female-led ‘Ghostbusters’

The 2016 Ghostbusters was stricken by controversy when hostile followers of the unique movies attacked the remake and its feminine stars. The movie made cash, however Aykroyd criticized director Paul Feig for going overbudget in a 2017 Channel four interview.

Aykroyd reiterated his finances issues to Maron however was extremely complimentary of the movie itself.

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L-R: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon | Bobby Bank/GC Images

“The women’s movie was really funny, really good and some great ghosts and a great villain in the end with the red bow tie,” Aykroyd stated. “I just should have been watching the dollars and cents more as a producer, but in this one we did watch the dollars and cents.”

Does he have a scene with Bill Murray in ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

Ghostbusters: Afterlife has two younger youngsters (McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard) shifting to a small city. They uncover the previous Ghostbusters uniforms and tools simply in time to bust new ghosts. Cast members Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver confirmed they’d return for the movie. Aykroyd did somewhat greater than act.

“I was, let’s say, a major cheerleader because it’s the old family franchise,” Aykroyd stated. “I suggested some ideas to Jason [Reitman] and I did a little writing on it but it was basically him. This one transfers the DNA of the first two movies to the third group. Jason’s written it and it’s really, really good, Jason and Gil [Kenan]. I showed up to play a part. He wrote some scenes in there which help feed the story so I agreed to.”

L-R: Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray | Columbia Pictures/Getty Images

The hope amongst Ghostbusters followers is that the unique actors will reprise their roles. The trailer for Afterlife exhibits a uniform with the Spengler nametag. That was the late Ramis’s character. Stanz (Aykroyd), Venkman (Murray) and Zeddemore (Hudson) might nonetheless reprise their roles. Aykroyd hinted he might have scenes with Murray. 

“We saw each other on the set of GB,” Aykroyd stated of his former Saturday Night Live costar. Whether they acted collectively or simply crossed paths stays to be seen.

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