Jason Reitman’s return to the Ghostbusters universe may not be as fresh a start as we thought. According to a new interview with Parade Magazine, series star Sigourney Weaver will be reprising her role as Dana Barrett, and may just bring some of the old crew with her.
Weaver’s interview with Parade appears to announce her involvement with the new 2020 film, but stops short of specifying who from the original cast—Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts or Rick Moranis—might join her. “She’s also set to reunite with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in the new Ghostbusters, due July 2020,” the piece states, before Weaver herself partially corroborates. “‘It’s going to be crazy working with the guys again!’. . . . She won’t reveal any details except to confirm she’s reprising her role as hauntee Dana Barrett.”
As /Film notes, it’s plausible news of Weaver’s or other cast involvement was meant to be announced during the weekend’s Ghostbusters Fan Fest. Otherwise, the 2020 film is said to feature Captain Marvel star Mckenna Grace and Stranger Thingsstar Finn Wolfhard as the film’s young leads, with Leftovers favorite Carrie Coon as their single mother. The movie is also said to focus on four teen characters; two older and two younger.
Reitman—son of the original 1984 Ghostbusters film director Ivan—and Gil Kenanare writing the script, which will reportedly pay homage to the legacy of the original film and its 1989 sequel, though Weaver’s involvement appears to contradict suggestions the new film wouldn’t directly continue their story. The film will also have no connective tissue with Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot, which featured Weaver (and the other cast, sans Moranis or the late Harold Ramis) in cameo roles unrelated to their original characters.
The as-yet-untitled Ghostbusters film is otherwise due for a July 10, 2020 release.