That has not stopped Akroyd from playing the blame game though. On his Facebook page, he posted this:

“Paul Feig made a good movie and had a superb cast and plenty of money to do it. We just wish he had been more inclusive to the originators. It cost everyone as it is unlikely Kristen, Leslie, Melissa and Kate will ever reprise their roles as Ghostbusters which is sad.”

There is a plethora of reasons why this film did not do well, and Akroyd likely hit on one key element of that. Some may say he is being hypocritical, as he did promote and praise the reboot when it came out., but Aykroyd was in a tough spot when they made the film. He was trying to get Ghostbusters 3 off the ground for years, and when Sony slighted him by going with a reboot instead, he had two choices: be bitter and snub it, guaranteeing Ghostbusters 3 would never be made, or play ball, agree to a cameo, and hope to hell the film did well enough to keep the doors open for Ghostbusters 3. It didn’t, so now he’s trying to distance himself from it in hopes the powers that be realize he should have made his film the whole time.

Maybe now they will go back to the original plan for a Ghostbusters 3 with the original cast, as star Ernie Hudson told us about.