The LA Times was able to speak to Dan Aykroyd recently and many good bits of information in regards to Ghostbusters 3 came of it.
One of these bits was that not one, but maybe even two females might be joining the team of new Ghostbuster recruits, and Aykroyd pegged Eliza Dushku and Alyssa Milano as two he would love to see take up the parts. Aykroyd simply states “I think they’re amazing, and I’m excited about the whole idea of getting this done,” so by no means did he say that they were in it, just that they were great choices — especially with Milano having voiced a part in the upcoming video game.
Well, apparently this made its way around the web pretty quickly, and had many thinking that the two lovely ladies were going to be in the movie, and unfortunately, that’s not the case…yet. Via their Twitter accounts, both Dushku and Milano denied the reports. This is definitely not to say something won’t come around in the future, but for now, they’re both unaware of anything happening.
Below are the two denials, first Alyssa Milano’s, answered by Eliza Dushku.
Can’t speak for @ElizaPatricia (Hi, pretty lady)but this is the first I’m hearing of Ghostbusters 3. Did the VO in the game tho.
Ghost-rumor-buster in a big way @Alyssa_milano (hey girlene) it’s nuthin’ I know of.
I’ve been a big fan of Dushku’s for a while — mainly because I like to see a fellow New Englander doing well (Go Sox!) — so this would have been cool to see play out. Again, who knows what tomorrow brings.
On a brighter side, Dan Aykroyd also revealed that if things don’t implode (which isn’t as unlikely as we would hope, I’m sure), this movie could be in production by winter! He also threw fellow ‘Buster Harold Ramis‘ name in the ring to direct, but also admitted that that was not likely.