Dan Aykroyd recently spoke about what’s going on with Ghostbusters 3. According to Aykroyd, the film will be going ahead with or without Bill Murray.
“Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray,” Aykroyd said, “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 larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.”
He also gave some insight into where the franchise is leading stating, “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.” When pressed on potential casting he said “I like this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the ‘Criminal Minds’ show,” he adds, “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.”