With ‘Ghostbusters 3‘ finally coming together after all this time you might think there wouldn’t be much more to expect from the ‘Ghostbusters’ universe, and you’d be wrong. According to co-creator and star Dan Aykroyd, the all-female reboot could just be the very beginning of the return of the proton packs.
While recently in London promoting his Crystal Head Vodka brand, Aykroyd said that there was a lot more in store for ‘Ghostbusters’ as he has been examining current successful franchises on what direction they should go in.
“It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I’m thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony? What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? What does Marvel mean to Fox?”
Apparently things have changed because according to Aykroyd “the executives, the creatives, Ivan [Reitman, the director] and myself” are now looking towards the next 10 years of ‘Ghostbusters’ and that doesn’t mean a full 10 years until ‘Ghostbusters 4.’ The focus they are taking is to not just make another movie or another TV show, but to create a total ‘Ghostbusters’ universe, the whole mythology from the beginning of their lives, the end of their lives, ‘Ghostbusters’ at nine years old, and ‘Ghostbusters’ in high school. They are looking to do something very big and very encompassing with the franchise.
Aykroyd decided to bring in their famous car, the Ecto, and use it as an analogy by saying that the car was without paint, wheels,or a transmission:
“It’s up on blocks, it needs new electronics, new everything. That’s what we have to do. The whole vehicle of Ghostbusters has to be rebuilt. That’s the ambitious thinking that’s going on now. Taking on the model of Marvel where we take all of the elements that are in this movie and we put them out there as different ideas.”
Aykroyd is getting into the business of world building with ‘Ghostbusters’ and if that means they’ll have to unleash a whole new set of ghosts upon the Earth to make it happen, so be it! My only concern here is that they already have a film they are about to shoot and if the idea wasn’t around before it was written that may complicate things down the line.
Do you think the idea of an expanded ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise is a good one or are they going to push too much too quickly and kill off a beloved series?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter