Sigourney Weaver on Ghostbusters and a New Alien Movie

June 23, 2009

Sigourney Weaver opened up recently about the degree of her involvement in Ghostbusters 3 and the prospects for an Alien prequel. Will she be bustin' ghosts with the boys in part three? Where does she fit in in a new Alien movie? These queries are answered after the jump.

SciFi Squad posted an interview with Sigourney Weaver where she gives us the goods on two of our favorite franchises, though it's surprising to hear that she's not super stoked on blasting to the past. On where Peter Venkman and Dana Barrett's relationship will be in the next film she said, "Probably non-existent." She went on:

I think they're still writing it, but (laughs) I'd be very surprised ... You never know. I just did a benefit with Bill (Murray), and we love working together, but I think they're trying to create something new completely with the Ghostbusters, although I know Bill is in it. I hope my little son Oscar (from Ghostbusters II) is a Ghostbuster!

But that statement is a little confusing, as it allows for the possibility that Weaver might be a part of Ghostbusters III. She disabuses us of that notion when she's asked point-blank whether she'll be in it and she says, "No, I don't expect to have anything to do with it, although I wish them well."

Well, so much for that. So at this point at least two actors from the first two movies are going to be no-shows: Weaver and Rick Moranis. This is not good. This is a bad start and a bad sign and reason to worry that the third film is going to be a bad sequel. You know when Alyssa Milano is replacing Sigourney Weaver, something is rotten in Denmark.

Weaver also addressed the possibility of a prequel to Alien, and to what extent her iconic character Ripley would be involved:

Well, I don't think that Ripley could appear in an Alien prequel because she doesn't have any access to the creature until the first Alien. But Ridley (Scott) is producing it and that makes me happy. I wasn't thrilled with the whole Alien vs. Predator thing. I never saw them, but one of the reasons I died in (Alien) 3 was to not have anything to do with those (laughs). Just because, you know, I think it just seemed so economically motivated somehow. I feel we did four good movies, and I'm content with that. I hope if they do something new, they will encompass the idea of where the alien first came from, because I think that's an interesting idea -- to find out what happened and "how did it get to us?".

So, once again, a big ol' disappointing "No". At least she has the good sense to get out while the gettings good.

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