Sigourney Weaver Confirms Ghostbusters Sequel Return Alongside Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd
The actress seems to have spilled the beans about reuniting with the cast of the original film.
By Chris Morse
It sounds like the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel will indeed be featuring stars from the original film. We first reported back in April that Sigourney Weaver was listed to be returning for the new film, reprising her role of Dana Barrett once again, but only today did the actress seem to officially confirm the news in an interview with Parade as part of an overall discussion on her career and upcoming projects.
Based on the wording in the article, which specifically mentions Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, it sounds like she was asked about working with the original stars once again, to which she answered, "It’s going to be crazy working with the guys again!" A plural number of guys sure sounds like the original ghost-hunting crew, doesn't it? Hopefully, the surviving members of the group will all see a return.
Unfortunately, she doesn't reveal many more details beyond that, but did confirm that she will be back for the sequel as Dana, which means that the original Ghostbusters are very much part of the new film's universe. This approach has certainly been what fans were simultaneously hoping for and expecting, so it really feels like we'll be getting the true follow-up we've been waiting for.
We can expect more details on the upcoming sequel to surface at this weekend's Ghostbusters Fan Fest, so be sure to stick around for more information as soon as it becomes available.
The confirmed cast of the new Ghostbusters film so far includes Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, Stephen King's It), Mckenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House, Annabelle Comes Home, Captain Marvel), and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo, Gone Girl). The trio make up the core family unit of the story, which is said to follow a single mother and her children with some kind of mysterious ties to the Ghostbusters of old. Exactly how they will come into play remains a mystery.
Early reports indicated that Sigourney Weaver would be returning for the new film to reprise her role of Dana Barrett, with a follow-up confirmation indicating that more of the original stars would be back as well, including Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
It stands to reason that Grace and Wolfhard's characters might make up one half of the next generation of paranormal investigators however they might stumble their way into the ghostbusting business. The main characters are said to be four teens: two boys and two girls. Considering this film will be a direct sequel to the original Ghostbusters, we will likely see a passing of the torch a way that directly connects to the story and characters we still love to this day. We are hopeful the surviving original characters will all make an appearance in this sequel.
The new Ghostbusters sequel is written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman, with the latter also directing, and will hit theaters next summer on July 10th, 2020. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this film.
Sigourney Weaver Returning for New Ghostbusters Sequel?
It would appear that at least one star from the original films may be confirmed for the new movie.