Aykroyd, who starred and co-wrote the1984 film, said, “Oh man, it’s hot. I read the script and those girls are gonna kill it.”
He continued, “You’ve got four amazing cast members there; Melissa [McCarthy], Kristin [Wiig], Leslie [Jones], then Kate McKinnon, and it’s gonna introduce a whole new generation of females.
“We need women ‘Ghostbusters,’ so you’ll have a bunch of kids there who’ve never seen it before and they’re gonna see it and go back and watch the other two, and so that’s a great way to keep it alive,” Aykroyd added.
Aykroyd, who was at the event to pay tribute to his longtime friend, called Martin “a brilliant intellectual philosopher.”
He continued, “He’s a guy who’s perhaps of more than average intelligence for an actor, and I think that drove a lot of his writing and his ability to connect with people.”