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Weaver open to GHOSTBUSTERS 3?

She tells Mania what the storyline should be!

By Kurt Anthony Krug     March 05, 2009
Source: Mania

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In recent news reports, Dan Aykroyd has confirmed that there will be a third Ghostbusters movie that will reunite the actors who played the ghost-busting team of heroes in the runaway 1984 blockbuster hit and 1989’s Ghostbusters II – Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson.

However, it is unclear if Sigourney Weaver, who played a strong supporting role in both movies as Dana Barrett, love interest of Murray’s Dr. Peter Venkman, will return.

The subject of Ghostbusters was brought up recently when Weaver was promoting her latest project, the Lifetime telefilm Prayers for Bobby, in mid-January.

“I don’t know about Ghostbusters. I hope that if they do another one, they’ll put Oscar – my son – in it,” said Weaver.

Oscar was Dana’s infant son, whom she was raising alone (Venkman is not the father), in Ghostbusters II. Oscar is victimized by Dr. Janosz Poha (Peter MacNichol before his Ally McBeal and 24 days) and later saved by the Ghostbusters.

Weaver is no stranger to science-fiction. Her most famous role is that of Ellen Ripley from the four Aliens film, especially 1986’s Aliens – arguably the most notable of the four – which is directed by James Cameron (The Terminator, Titanic). Not only did Ripley earn Weaver an Oscar nomination for Best Actress – which is a rare for a science-fiction role – but also challenged gender stereotypes in the movies as Ripley was the first female action hero.

“I think I had the great privilege of just playing a woman who is doing a good job in a traditional man’s role. I think that what we did is we made a movie just when women were entering a lot of different fields that had been traditionally been men’s fields,” said Weaver. “I thought that Ripley was very representative of that effort – women on the police-force, women in construction, and all these other areas. I felt very representative of that more as a feminist. I can understand why people have felt that this was a role that crosses out beyond stereotypes.”

Weaver confessed she can relate more to her Galaxy Quest role of actress Gwen DeMarco who played Lt. Tawny Madison on the show within the movie than Ripley.“For me, I’ve got to play someone much closer to myself in a science-fiction situation, who was Tawny,” she said, laugh. “I think in the beginning, people probably thought of me as Lt. Ripley… I’m very grateful to the Aliens films. They certainly made me well-known around the world, but I don’t think at this point it’s just one of many roles I’ve had.”

She’ll be reuniting with Cameron, her Aliens director, for Avatar, a science-fiction film, which will be released this Christmas.

“I love science-fiction. I think when things are tough in the world, it’s a great adventure to go into space. I’m delighted to work with James Cameron again. Our movie, Avatar, is coming out this next Christmas, where I play a very powerful, funny, smart woman scientist. I love science-fiction and I love working with Jim again, but I’m more interested in going forward and doing things I haven’t done, then going back and doing something that I’ve been before.”


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Dazzler 3/5/2009 4:39:16 AM

My dream for this movie is the kids or replacements for Orig GB's, one of them Oscar of course, get caught by ghosts and the old GB's have to suit up to help them.  They could have a young cast of comedians with a hot chick of course (Megan Fox), to maybe relaunch the franchise.  Oscar could be Justin long maybe if he is young enough, a black rapper (no shortage there to pull from).  Maybe the skinny kid from Juno that trains to be smart under Egon.  And to round this off the Reaper kid or Chuck maybe if young enough training under Dan's character to be into myth. 

silversurfer 3/5/2009 5:56:48 AM

It would be cool if they could get them to have son's and they take up the mantle of being the new GB's with limited roles for the originals...at least that way it could segueway into making more of them? Some of the up and coming young actors would fit this nicely...Mc Lovin, anyone?

mbeckham1 3/5/2009 7:45:30 AM

They just need to keep the blue Collar contractor element of the Ghost Busters alive.

fft5305 3/5/2009 8:47:42 AM

a) I'll believe it when I see it; b) If they do make this, it will be lame; c) I will be shocked if they get Murray to do this.

BryanWay 3/5/2009 9:08:49 AM

Well I'm stoked. Honestly, I don't care if it isn't good at this point. I just want to see it. Nothing, not even Ghostbusters 2, could ruin the effect the first one had on me and nothing can sully it. And by the way, Murray is into it.


gauleyboy420 3/5/2009 9:52:35 AM

YES YEES YES ,There is no Dana only ZEUL!

I'd love to see this happen. GB is my all time favorite, I even visit the firehouse in NYC whenever I can.

My hopes are vaugley they have a bunch of new recruits, and have old timers have to save them at the end, or vice-versa


Kinda like dazzlers dream.

Also if you wanna get some cool fan made GB action google Ghostbeuster fan films, they're cheesey as hell, but surprisingly well done.

Wiseguy 3/5/2009 9:53:27 AM

GB2 took any enthusiasm I may have had for any more sequels. Not to say that it can't work, just that I highly doubt it. Agree withh fft that it will be lame probably ala Dumb and Dumberer.

And Weaver? lol I know she just wants to work

AMiSHPiRATE 3/5/2009 10:06:19 AM

Did anyone ever watch Extreme Ghostbusters?  Decent follow up to the original series.

GentlemenDeath 3/5/2009 12:34:15 PM

So.....was this article about the Ghosbusters comment she made or her career?

sinbadthesailor 3/5/2009 1:42:48 PM

 why all the hate on GB2? I swear your all a bunch of unstable molecules! you foul obnoxious blobs! 

I agree with Weaver Oscar should be in the 3rd movie.. 

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