Dan Aykroyd Reveals Potential 'Ghostbusters 3' Cast Member & More
While most of the updates for the long rumored and gestating sequel Ghostbusters 3 usually consist of the same rigmarole, this particular update adds a nice tidbit of information into the mix. While appearing on The Dennis Miller Show (via ComingSoon), franchise star Dan Aykroyd once again says, "Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. We have an excellent script." This time around he also confirms the concept of handing the reigns of the spook hunting team down to some younger blood, but the bonus here is Aykroyd's mention of one actor he's interested in casting.
Aykroyd comments on the idea of the original Ghostbusters just not being able to cut it anymore saying:
"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."
As for who they have in mind? None of the rumored names like Bill Hader or Anna Faris were mentioned, but Aykroyd did say, "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." Though I don't watch the show, I loved that guy in (500) Days of Summer and he has the right persona to be like the new Egon type of character. What do you think?