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Dan Aykroyd Prefers All-Male Cast For ‘Ghostbusters 3’? Actor Reveals That There Are Three Drafts Of The Old Concept! ‘Let’s Get This One Made’

Feb 20, 2015 09:18 PM EST | By Kenny Vis
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Some were happy and some were not when they found out that "Ghostbusters 3" will feature an all-female cast.

Paul Feig, who is known for directing female-centric comedies such as "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat", has decided to give the classic film series his own twist. Instead of creating a sequel, he decided to make a reboot which will star funny women.

Last month, the director revealed on Twitter the actresses who will appear in the remake. "Bridesmaids" stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy will be joined by "Saturday Night Live" hosts Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. The original cast showed their support to the new lineup including Dan Aykroyd, who played the role of Ray Stantz in the two "Ghostbusters" movies.

"The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy," the 62-year old actor told The Hollywood Reporter. During an interview with SiriusXM, Dan Aykroyd hinted about a conventional "Ghostbusters 3" and the possibility of it to happen.

"There's three drafts of the old concept that exists," the actor revealed. "And we're going to be able to salvage some of it and use it." Dan Aykroyd has always been very vocal about the movie and his statement gave some die-hard "Ghostbusters" fans happy.

"Yeah, we're gonna be able to use it someday. Let's get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we'll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it," the actor said.

According to the Guardian, Dan Aykroyd co-wrote the first two movies and he has been trying to convince his co-star Bill Murray to do another sequel with him. Unfortunately, the 64-year old actor declined "Ghostbusters 3" because he thought that the script wasn't that funny and another factor is the death of Harold Ramis, who is famously known for portraying the role of Egon Spengler.

Despite his wish to create a more conventional "Ghostbusters 3", all he can do for now is show support to the all-female cast. Maybe Bill Murray and director Ivan Reitman will change their mind someday.

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