Dan Aykroyd Hints At Ghostbuster ‘Cadets’ In ‘Ghostbusters’ Threequel

Sigourney Weaver may still be on the fence about committing to “Ghostbusters 3,” despite Harold Ramis’ confidence that “everybody” from the films’ original cast “said they’d do it.” Series star and writer Dan Aykroyd, meanwhile, appeared hopeful that Weaver would return, reiterating her hesitation to sign on, but he also let slip some possible spoilers for the new film, including the nature of the franchise’s next wave of Proton Pack wearers.

“When we do the ’Ghostbusters 3′ movie, hopefully, Sigourney will be in it,” Aykroyd told a group of reporters at a round-table interview. “I know we’ll make that happen. But there will be a whole new generation that has to be trained, and that whole new generation will be led by an individual who you’ll all love when you meet him but I’m not going to tell you anything yet.”

Ramis said that he and his fellow stars might be acting as “mentors or advisers” to the new cast, and that capacity may be coming in to focus now, given Aykroyd’s choice of words. In fact, the new sequel may potentially introduce a whole new school of Ghostbusters.

“They’ll be lots of cadets, boys and girls, who’ll be learning how to use the psychotron, the accelerators and all the new stuff, the neuron splitter, which is going to be the interplaner, interceptor and all these great tools that they’re going to have, to flip from dimension to dimension,” Aykroyd explained.

The word “cadets” would imply some sort of “academy” for the newbies to be trained in. Whether that was a carefully chosen word or casual summary of the new cast will have to remain to be seen, but it sounds like any new additions to the Ghostbusters universe can look forward to some Ghostbusting boot camp.

What actors would you like to see join the Ghostbusters’ ranks as new cadets? Do you want to see Sigourney Weaver come back for “Ghostbusters 3″? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!