The main source of bogus Ghostbusters 3 news seems to be from Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd himself. He’s been promoting his Crystal Skull Vodka all over the place and he seems to know that a few well-placed words about the long-in-gestation, never-should-happen sequel will get him plenty of media coverage.
The latest bit comes from Chicago. A Bloody Disgusting reader claims that Aykroyd was on WGN Radio and he confirmed all the latest wacky rumors on the project, including casting:
He confirmed that they are casting and open to finding some fresh faces, adding that both Bill Hader and Anna Faris have been mentioned as “strong possibilities”, although it’s still too earlier to call. Aykroyd, who plays Dr. Raymond Stantz in the franchise, also mentioned Eliza Dushku’s name again, also confirming (what we already knew) that both Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver are returning. Columbia Pictures is aiming at a May 2011 start date.
I tried to verify that Aykroyd was on WGN Radio (people love sending in fake scoops claiming they ‘heard it on the radio.’ I’ve been zinged with that myself), but the closest I can come is verifying that Aykroyd was in Chicago and that WGN was pimping his personal appearance schedule on their site. If you heard Aykroyd on WGN and can confirm or deny these statements, get in touch at devin at badassdigest.com.