Ghostbusters 3: Dan Aykroyd Announces Filming Date

    July 23, 2014
    Lacy Langley
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Ghostbusters 3 is finally going to happen, according to Dan Aykroyd. He says pre-production on the long-awaited sequel will begin in the spring. Dan Aykroyd wrote the first two Ghostbuster films and starred in them as Dr. Raymond Stantz.

The wait has been a long one for fans of the iconic 80’s movies that also starred Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and others. It seemed that plans for a third installment might be forgotten forever when original ghostbuster Harold Ramis died early this year at the age of 69 due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. He was a favorite personality for many in the first two Ghostbusters, and it would be hard to picture Ghostbusters 3 without him.

Ernie Hudson, who is excited to reprise his role as Winston Zeddemore, said of the Ghostbusters 3 production,

“It’s unfortunate, you know, Harold is not here. Harold was the glue…he was amazing. He was an icon. So you’re going to get a Ghostbusters, but obviously it’s going to be a Ghostbusters without Harold,” said Hudson at the Niagara Falls Comic Con, “It’s going to be different. So it [Ghostbusters 3] has to be original and it has to be something that is worth all the 30 years of waiting.”

I wonder if the production of Ghostbusters 3 will be as fun as the production of the first Ghostbusters film sounds.

Dan Aykroyd says of the filming of the first Ghostbusters movie, “We owned the city here for a while. The first day we went out and were stealing shots all over Manhattan. No permits, nothing.”

That was until the general public caught sight of the strange creatures in their ghostbuster suits.

“It was pandemonium because people didn’t know what we were yet. And here we are with the packs and the tube, that green tube that we have there. You know what that’s for? When you see a ghost, you get scared, sometimes you lose it….”

If the rumors are to be believed, we could possibly see Ghostbusters 3 in theaters early in 2016.

Image via YouTube

  • Rallie

    It won’t be the same without Harold Ramis, but I can’t wait to see it :-)

    • jblck345

      The second one was not nearly as good as the first, imagine how bad the third one is going to be thirty years later, when all Hollywood cares about is profit and a big part of the creative force for the original is gone.

    • SMnovelli

      My lover man!

  • JoeDirte

    Without Harold and certainly if Bill doesn’t want to be a part of it Dan needs to let it rest. Without Bill and Harold the movie will tank and be a black mark on the franchise. If Bill steps up and agrees to do it then maybe it still has a shot but Dan and Ernie alone is not enough.

  • sirmichaelvalentine

    do i need to say this again to you people……*shakes head*

    ghostbusters 3 is NOT for the classic cast they are taking what made the 1st one so iconic a great cast great story with now the classic nostalgic stuff like the theme the suits with the tower proton packs and ecto car then upping the quality of HD creating a new awesome movie rebooting the franchise that badly needs it so shut up on how nothing will be as good as the original because GB3 not suppose to compare or top it.

    its for the new generation a stand alone sequel.

    leave it alone.

    • Gemma Starke

      I agree. The animated GB went just fine with nary a complaint, and had completely different cast doing the voices. We can call it Ghostbusters GX and have Ray train a new team take on the challenges. I’m looking forward to it

  • big fan

    will never happen

  • Guest

    No, no, no! Not without my lover man! It’s like the Who without Daltrey, Zeppelin without Plant, Queen without Freddie!

  • BLURAV21

    The third will be crap.. too bad.. We can already predict some of the jokes. For instance, we’ll have to watch them poking at their stupid i-phones,.. horribly-predictable jokes about a ‘girl’s ability to lead the group’/sex jokes which overshadow meaningful scene content, ..they might even just drag a Dark Knight prototype/ Ironman prototype out of some Hollywood locker for their costumes, and of course everyone’s been wondering about what car they’re going to be driving.. Kia?? Isuzu Rodeo?? Some Ford F-150 ?? Instead of being your average servicemen, they’ll be waiving the flag of the ‘pop’ industry which will liken them to the ‘Men in Black’ instead of the bumbling servicemen toting nutrona-throwers thru the dirty streets of historic New York, and building their own equipment.. The difference between both formulas?? One is very lovable and the other is predictably puke-inducing..

  • Mansa Keita

    They should made the 3rd installment based on the cartoon Ghostbusters Extreme with Ray being a mentor to the newer younger group