UPDATE: Earlier today we posted this story but at the request of the studio, we pulled it down only to have Dan Aykroyd actually confirm that he will have a Ghostbusters cameo! Aykroyd tweeted the below message, which of course he has now deleted but his reps later confirmed it.
In news that will continue to trouble those troubled by the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, it’s been revealed what sort of onscreen involvement Dan Aykroyd will have in the film. While rumors had persisted that he may be reprising his role as Ray Stantz, in a small cameo, which would connect the new film to the originals it has now been confirmed that he’s just showing up for a gag.
Don’t read on unless you’re prepared for A SPOILER OF SPOILERIFIC PROPORTIONS!!!
According to Indie Revolver, Aykroyd will merely pop up as a taxi driver for a brief moment in the movie, with just enough screen time to utter the iconic “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” Kristen Wiig’s character will then reply with something along the lines of, “Thatâ€™s a double negative! That means you are afraid of ghosts!“
Cute, right? Eh.
So this should put the final nail in the coffin of any possibility that this is a quasi-sequel to the original films. It’s a straight-up reboot. There was never a Venkman, Wintson, Stantz, or Spengler. Director Paul Feig apparently needs this to be the case in order for the premise of the film to work, but I’m sure many fans would argue that the script should’ve been left open enough to accommodate for the previous films and not force us all to have to shake the proverbial Etch-A-Sketch.
SOURCE: Indie Revolver