Sigourney Weaver reveals Ghostbuster plot point

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 July 2014
Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

'Ghostbusters' star Sigourney Weaver has revealed a plot point for the highly-anticipated sequel by revealing her on-screen son will be part of the team in the new movie

Sigourney Weaver has revealed her on-screen son will become a Ghostbuster in the next sequel.

The third installment in the spooky supernatural comedy is being made, and the actress - who played musician Dana Barrett in the first two movies - admitted she only had one request for producer Ivan Reitman before agreeing to return.

She told Vanity Fair magazine: "I said, I have one condition want my son Oscar [from 'Ghostbusters II'] to be a Ghostbuster, and he said, 'We've already done that.' "

The new movie has been rumoured and in various stages of productions for years now, and it is expected to feature a new generation of Ghostbusters, with the original cast making cameo appearances.

Of the original team, only Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd are confirmed to return, following the tragic death of Harold Ramis earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Bill Murray is yet to say for definite whether he will make a return or not - but writer Etan Cohen insisted while he would be missed, the film could still work without him.

He said: "Absolutely everyone wants Bill Murray. But everyone has great faith in the franchise."


  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon
  • UK release: 11 July 2016

Physicist Erin (Wiig) finds herself teaming up with estranged high school pal Abby (McCarthy) and her eccentric engineer Jillian (McKinnon) in search of ghosts. Marred only by excessive reverence for the original, it's a spirited, funny and touching reboot which sticks two fingers up at sexist trolls.