Dan Aykroyd Still Hopes Ghostbusters 3 Will Happen, Bless His Soul

Of all the people involved in Ghostbusters 3, Dan Aykroyd has been the most vocal.  Almost everytime he has an interview (you know, the once or twice a year people care), Aykroyd has something new to say about the sequel.  That was no different when he talked to Dennis Miller Radio.  During that interview, he had a lot to say about the project:

“Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that ‘Ghostbusters’ is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much bigger than an individual role and the promise of ‘Ghostbusters 3′ is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.”

Bill Murray

Later on, Aykroyd commented about the state of his character in the third film (possibly jokingly):

“My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the cadillac. He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs… Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.”

Finally, Aykroyd commented on some potential casting for the film.  Then, he pulls out a pretty surprising name:

“I like this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the ‘Criminal Minds’ show. But there’s going to be a casting. We’re going to see everyone that wants to do it. We’re going to need… three guys and a young woman.”

Da Trio

So what do you think?  Is the project still happening like Aykroyd seems to think, or is it finally going to die like everyone has always wanted it to?  Sound off in the comments.