In related news, I want a pony, but I don't either I or Aykroyd are going to get what we want. Aykroyd revealed his grand
delusions plans for the Ghostbusters franchise, which he's been discussing with original director Ivan Reitman and Sony — and compares to Marvel movie universe or Star Wars.
Aykroyd spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in London at one of his Crystal Head Vodka promo events. Here's the relevant bits:
"It's beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I'm thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony?" he said. "What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? What does Marvel mean to Fox?"
Aykroyd said that the entire Ghostbusters team — "the executives, the creatives, Ivan [Reitman, the director] and myself" — were now looking at the next 10 years. ...
He added that the focus must be "not just another movie or another TV show, but what's the totality of it? The whole mythology from the beginning of their lives, the end of their lives. Ghostbusters at nine years old, Ghostbusters in high school."
"Ghostbusters at nine years old, Ghostbusters in high school" sounds like one of the worst ideas I've ever heard of, but I take some comfort in the fact that no one has been able to get a third Ghostbusters movie made in the last three decades, let alone a TV show titled Ghostbusters High School (Louis Tully is the hapless principal, of course). We don't know to worry about any of this yet, if we ever do. Basically, until Aykroyd reveals Ghostbusters information someplace other than a location where he's also shilling his vodka, I say we just nod politely and carry on.