By his own declaration, Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters movie is for the fans. Yes, it will star mostly new characters, but “this is the next chapter in the original franchise,” he said earlier this year. “It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.”
With that in mind, the following tidbit may not come as a complete surprise, but it’s exciting nonetheless. In an interview with Parade Magazine, Sigourney Weaver sure makes it sound like she’s coming back for the new film. “It’s going to be crazy working with the guys again,” she says, referring to Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd—who, apparently, may also be returning. Weaver also confirms to the magazine that she’s reprising her role as Dana Barrett, which seems to suggest that everyone else will be doing the same with their characters.
io9 has reached out to Sony, as well as reps for Weaver and Reitman, and will update this story if we get more information.
Beyond that, we know that the new Ghostbusters will star Carrie Coon as a single mother of two, her kids will be played by Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace, and that the family will have some kind of connection with those original characters. The movie is due out summer 2020.
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) March 29, 2019
Expect maybe a little more information this weekend, as Sony is hosting a Ghostbusters Fan Fest at its studio lot in Culver City, CA.
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