Dan Aykroyd gives another update on ‘Ghostbusters 3’

The movie - if it ever sees the light of day - would follow directly on from the 1989 sequel

Dan Aykroyd has given an update on the current progress of Ghostbusters 3, confirming that there is still a “possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters”.

The original Ghostbusters film – which starred Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis as the titular ghost-catchers – was released in 1984, with a sequel following in 1989. A female-led reboot of the franchise – starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones – came out in 2016.

Aykroyd has spoken once again about the prospect of a follow-up to Ghostbusters II, with the actor – who played Ray Stantz in the original – still hopeful that another sequel could emerge nearly 30 years on from the second instalment in the franchise.

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“There is a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters,” Aykroyd insisted during a recent appearance on AXS TV’s The Big Interview with Dan Rather. “It’s being written right now.”

With “the three remaining Ghostbusters”, Aykroyd is of course referring to the characters played by himself, Murray (Peter Venkman) and Hudson (Winston Zeddemore). Ramis, who played Egon Spengler, passed away in February 2014.

Aykroyd added: “I think Billy [Murray] will come. The story’s so good – even if he plays a ghost.”

It was announced earlier this year that a two-day Ghostbusters festival will take place in 2019 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original film.