Dan Aykroyd Criticizes Ghostbusters Reboot Again, Says It Should Have Had More From Original Cast


Yesterday, Ghostbusters legend Dan Aykroyd made his feelings for 2016’s reboot very clear when he stated that it “cost too much” and stated that director Paul Feig will “not be back on the Sony lot any time soon.” Today, he’s continued to air his grievances with the movie, with the following post on his official Facebook page.

Paul Feig made a good movie and had a superb cast and plenty of money to do it. We just wish he had been more inclusive…

Posted by Dan Aykroyd on Monday, June 5, 2017

At least this time around, Aykroyd – who played Dr. Ray Stantz in the original two Ghostbusters movies – took the time to compliment the film. He admitted that “Feig made a good movie” and that the all-female cast were “superb.” However, he revealed that he thought it should have been “more inclusive” to the “originators.” Presumably, he means the original team of Ghostbusters: himself, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson (Ego actor Harold Ramis having passed away in 2014).

The actor’s comments are somewhat head-scratching though because, as anyone who’s seen the reboot will know, the movie does find time to salute the original Ghostbusters. Aykroyd, Murray, Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts all appeared in cameo roles. In fact, many criticized the film for bending over backwards to make way for the old guard when it might have been better served making sure it stood on its own two feet.

Feig’s Ghostbusters was a complete reboot, which annoyed many fans, so maybe Aykroyd believes it should have been a soft reboot instead, which combined the old cast with some fresh blood. It’s interesting that the movie didn’t take this approach, actually, as it’s seeming like the trendy thing to do right now (e.g. Independence Day: Resurgence, Terminator: Genysis, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Like Aykroyd says, it looks unlikely that the Ghostbusters reboot will get a sequel at this point. Instead, rumors point to the franchise continuing in the form of an animated movie along with a new TV series that’s in the works. We haven’t heard too much about either of those projects just yet, but always, watch this space for more.

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