It’s official: Sigourney Weaver will be returning for the upcoming sequel to “Ghostbusters”.
In an interview with Parade, the 69-year-old “Alien” star confirms she’ll be appearing in the new “Ghostbusters” film, which will be directed by Jason Reitman (son of the original’s director, Ivan Reitman) and released in summer 2020.
“It’s going to be crazy working with the guys again!” she tells Parade, without revealing any info other than that she’ll be reprising the role of Dana Barrett from the original “Ghostbusters” and its 1989 sequel.
While details of the film are being kept under wraps, a brief trailer has been released and it’s been confirmed that production is set to take place this summer in Edmonton.
While Bill Murray has yet to confirm his involvement, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”), Mckenna Grace (who played young Carol Danvers in “Captain Marvel”) and Carrie Coon (“Fargo”) are attached to the project.
There is, however, reason to be hopeful that Murray’s Peter Venkman will make a return; during an interview at Cannes, the “SNL” alum said that he’s open to appearing.
“This franchise paid for my son’s college,” Murray told IndieWire. “We made this thing. We are the caretakers of it. It’s a great thing and it was a really fun movie to make. It’s a real movie with some really funny stuff in it.”
Annie Potts also spoke about returning to “Ghostbusters” during a recent interview with KTLA 5.
Potts shared when asked about the rumours, “I have heard some things. If it’s true, what I’ve heard — yeah, I think it’s gonna happen.”
She added, when asked if she’d return: “I think I will.”
During a recent trip to Toronto, “Ghostbusters” star/screenwriter Dan Aykroyd spoke with ET Canada’s Carlos Bustamante about “Ghostbusters 3” — watch: