Rumours had been circulating that several original cast members were in talks to reprise their roles in the film, which is set to be released next year (2020), and now Aykroyd has thrilled fans by confirming the news he is set to bring back beloved character Ray Stantz.
"I'm not in the pictures so much anymore. We've got the 'Ghostbusters' movie that we're working on now and I will have to be performing in that," Aykroyd said in an interview on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast. "(original "Ghostbusters" director) Ivan Reitman's son Jason has written a new movie called, well, it's gonna be 'Ghostbusters', the third movie. It will be all, most of the original people and then young stars."
Aykroyd and fellow original cast members Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson all had cameos in Paul Feig's 2016 reboot of the comedy, which starred Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.