Dan Aykroyd has said there may be a "more conventional" third sequel to Ghostbusters following the Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy starring reboot.

Speaking on Sirius XM the actor, who starred in 1984's Ghosbusters and 1989's Ghostbusters II, said, "There's three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we're going to be able to salvage some of it and use it.

"We're going to be able to use it someday. Let's get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we'll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it."

He added of the upcoming 2016 reboot, which is being directed by Paul Feig, "I can tell you, as the originator, I'm very happy with what [Feig's] done. It's very tasteful.

"And it needed a reworking. The thing needed a new engine. You know? It needed knew exhaust. It needed new steering. And this is what we're getting."

Aykroyd continued, "The real reality in fact of the third movie with this tremendous cast of women, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig – I've got three daughters, so I'm all for female empowerment... [Feig] establishes the voices beautifully in these characters. Now of course, he's got masters playing the roles for him, so this is going to really work in our favour for the third movie."