Sigourney Weaver has confirmed her involvement with Ghostbusters 3.
In an interview with Parade, Weaver confirmed her return to the franchise, while also indicating she’ll reunite with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd for the film. “It’s going to be crazy working with the guys again,” she said. Outside of confirming her return as Dana Barrett, Weaver didn’t divulge any further information regarding the film.
Aykroyd co-wrote the original Ghostbusters with Ramis and has been the franchise’s biggest supporter since it was launched, so it’s no surprise that he’s coming back for Ghostbusters 3. Murray, by comparison, has long been vocal about his disappointment with Ghostbusters II and didn’t seem all that interested in making a third film throughout the 1990s and 2000s. However, just this past month, he said he’s open to appearing in Ghostbusters 3, and explained that his hesitancy about making the movie in the past had more to do with Sony’s changes in leadership over the years than anything else. It appears he wasn’t just talking, either, and has now committed to sharing the screen with Weaver, Aykroyd, and their younger costars in the forthcoming sequel.
Ghostbusters 3 will reportedly focus on the next generation of recruits — two teenage boys and girls — for the titular team. Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon will be new additions to the film.
Ghostbusters is directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) who also co-wrote the film with Gil Kenan (Monster House). The film stars Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace and is scheduled for release on July 20, 2020.