Sigourney Weaver has told MTV that she’s actually thought about coming back for Ghostbusters 3. More than that – she’s about to do some talking about it.
“I’ve heard about it,” she said, adding “I’m supposed to get in touch with Bill [Murray] next week.”
What’s interesting here is that she’s meeting with Murray, and not Ramis or the producers. Has Murray decided to get really involved with this new iteration of Ghostbusters in a major way? Has he turned into a big Ghostbusters 3 cheerleader? City of Ember‘s less than 8 million dollar gross may have made him rethink his standoffish position on returning to the ghost busting fold.
Weaver did have a story idea for the new film: “I would hope that my little Oscar would be one of the Ghostbusters even if I’m not in it!”
That sort of blew my mind. First of all, Oscar, the kid from Ghostbusters II, would in fact be old enough today to be the lead in a major film. That makes me feel so fucking old. And beyond that, this is such an obvious way to get new blood into the franchise that I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier. I keep trying to stoop to Hollywood screenwriter levels, but I never can quite make it.
Of course everything I’ve heard about the new film indicates that the new Busters will be older than Oscars’ 20. But the script remains in flux at the moment, so who knows…