Sigourney Weaver Confirms Return for Avatar 2, Won't Make Ghostbusters 3 Without Bill Murray
Posted 09.19.11 by Ryan
For those that saw Avatar, it would seem impossible for Sigourney Weaver to return for a sequel, but Weaver has been adamant that her character, Grace, wasn't quite as dead as previously believed. Last December, Weaver intimated that Grace could return, while Weaver recently confirmed to ComingSoon that she "will be back" for Avatar 2.
Don't worry, I will be back. Jim [Cameron] says no one ever dies in science fiction. He's told me the stories for the next two movies and I have to say that they're absolutely wonderful and there's a real treat in store. Now we just have to make them.
The other highly-anticipated sequel that Weaver is asked about frequently is Ghostbusters III, which has been taking a slow path to the big screen. Weaver says that she has "yet to read the script" from The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, but also didn't seem to be bothered that the sequel may not happen at all. "I hope it comes together," said Weaver. "But we already did two wonderful films and, if we have to let this one go, that's fine."
Ghostbusters III has always had one potential stumbling block in Bill Murray, who has called the sequel "a bunch of crock" and disparaged the Ghostbusters III script, despite not actually reading it. Dan Aykroyd and director Ivan Reitman have both said publicly that
the sequel is moving forward, with Aykroyd recently saying that Ghostbusters III will happen with or without Murray.
Weaver disagrees. In an interview with Collider, Weaver said that she doesn't see Ghostbusters III happening without Murray.
No, I don’t think any of us would do it, if Bill said no. Why would we do that? I think the whole point is to get together and have fun.
Should Murray ever get around to reading the script and agreeing to the sequel, Weaver said her one request for Ghostbusters III was fulfilled by Reitman.
I talked to Ivan Reitman and I said, "I only have one request, and that is that my little son, Oscar, would grow up to be a Ghostbuster," and he said, "That’s already done!" So, I don’t know anything about it and, frankly, I’m glad because I don’t want to get attached to doing it, if Bill is not going to come through. We’ll see what he wants to do.
Weaver also told Collider that, as for the Avatar sequels, that we’re going to do two more, back-to-back," something Cameron confirmed in June. However, by using "we," Weaver seems to be indicating that she will also return for Avatar 3 as well.