36 years ago, the original Ghostbusters movie conquered the box office. In 2021, the much anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be released, however. there will be a familiar face missing, Harold Ramis, he sadly passed away in 2014.
Not to worry though, he won’t be forgotten, Dan Aykroyd recently recounted what it was like to make the third Ghostbusters film without his former writing partner, co-star and friend.
“To have that formation without that man standing right there on the line with us was a pretty serious adjustment,” Aykroyd recently said in an interview.. “He will be very well represented in the new film, I can tell you that. He’s very honorably represented.”
The actor became a star during his time on Saturday Night Live in the first four seasons, Aykroyd also embraced the future of the Ghostbusters franchise, which rests in the hands of Jason Reitman, who is the son of Ivan Reitman, the original director of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.
“He’s passing the DNA of the first two movies directly to the new generation,” he says of the younger Reitman. “It’s just a lot of fun to see these terrific young actors slinging the old Cadillac around and having the equipment in their hands. The story that develops from that is scary and funny and heartfelt and also funny. And it feeds into the possibility of more follow-ups with this group and with others who want to join.”
He added, “Everyone can be a Ghostbuster, just start out by studying science and physics. Every county in the United States has a paranormal society, and I don’t think before Ghostbusters that was true. No one back then knew what ectoplasm was, before Ghostbusters. We introduced that term to millions of people around the world where it was just a standard part of the vernacular in the research, which my family has been into for generations. We turned it into a joke [in the film], and I think that’s ok with everyone on the other side. [laughs]”