Sigourney Weaver Leaks Some Big Ghostbusters 3 Plot Points

December 11, 2009
Source: Channel 4 News

Sigourney Weaver

But just because she's Sigourney Weaver, that's okay! Well, not really, but who cares? Weaver did an interview with Channel 4 News in the UK (via AICN) for Avatar and ended up chatting a bit about what's going on with Ghostbusters 3, which we haven't heard much about recently. There used to be new quotes from someone hitting every week for the last six months, but that finally stopped. Anyway, Weaver reveals a lot without saying much. "I'm afraid to say [Ghostbusters 3] is happening, I hope people are excited about that." I certainly am! But everyone else may change their mind after they hear what else she says about it.

"I don't know if I'm going to be in it, I have had a couple of calls asking 'would you read the script,'" Weaver explained. And apparently she did read the script, because she seems to know a lot about what happens in it. For example: "I know that my little son Oscar – who was kidnapped from me [in the second Ghostbusters movie] – I think he has grown up to be a Ghostbuster." We knew that they were planning to introduce a new generation of Ghostbusters, but we didn't know that Oscar was going to be one of them! But that's not all.

"I might be in it; I see nothing wrong with being in it, although I don't think I will have a big part. I think Bill Murray has a little more to do with it - he's a ghost."

I usually don't like spoiling huge plot points like that, but considering Ghostbusters 3 isn't going to be out until 2011 or 2012, this kind of news isn't that revealing this far out. Actually, wait, it is very revealing, it's just not something that I think is going to make me any less excited. In fact, I'm actually more interested in seeing Bill Murray come back as a ghost and seeing Oscar kick his ass with their new Proton Packs. I'm also wondering if this means all of the original 'busters will be ghosts too? Maybe that's the plot? Maybe they come across something that kills all of them and the new guys have to figure out how to bring them back.

I'm not sure what to make all of this yet, but it is official and it is coming from someone trustworthy and it is coming from someone who has (presumably) read the script. Now we're just waiting for Sony to give this the greenlight and officially announce a director and a cast so they can actually shoot it. I'm getting anxious to see this officially move forward. Knowing these details though, are you still excited to see Ghostbusters 3?

Find more posts: Hype, Movie News, Opinions



I hope that's not an integral part of the movie, jerk.

branden on Dec 11, 2009


I'm sure they would have revealed that he was a ghost in the very first trailer. I'm a stickler for spoilers too, but this one just didn't bother me because there's absolutely no way they'd be able to hide this from people prior to the release.

peloquin on Dec 11, 2009


That's not a plot point, that's a spoiler. Why isn't there a spoiler alert? Jerk. I guess I'm excited, but only if the plot is the way you described it. Which I kinda doubt at this point. "Sigourney Weaver Ruins Plot of Ghostbusters 3 for Everyone" should've been your headline. Dang. Not even a spoiler alert, it's that Watchmen end sequence post all over again. Why?

Da Man on Dec 11, 2009


Gees. Make Dana Barret a ghost. No Bill. Dana! And have a plot twist, like, um, having Oscar turn out to be Louis and Dana's son, lol. You know, as a result of the Gozer sex scene from part one. Nice!

Edward on Dec 11, 2009


Not the least bit exicted. I always thought that the orginal movies were way over rated and not all that funny, Murray was just doing Murray in the movies the same way Will Ferrel does Will Ferrell in all his movies. Once you'e seen one Bill Murray movie, you've seen them all and for that matter, once you've seen one Bill Murray movie, you've seen all of Will Ferrell movies as well ...

Sanka on Dec 11, 2009


sounds like the plot for one of the manga comics. Ghostbusters get trapped in ghost form by some big badass ghost, although in the manga, the ghostbusters have to figure a way out of whatever twisted world they're in(rather like some elements from the latest game). Maybe this time a group of ghostbuster cadets, or even ghostbusters from a franchise scheme(game), have to come to the rescue of the older ghostbusters.. So I'd like to think that Ghostbusters 3 can utilise aspects of the game and the older films in it's new script.

Kaltak on Dec 11, 2009


Why the fuck did I even click on this. I hate the internet. Thanks Sigourney! Bitch.

bozo on Dec 11, 2009


I am just grateful this movie is in serious thought and most of the original cast is up for it. I am speechless, happy beyond words.

sky red on Dec 11, 2009


@ bozo It wasnt Sigourney, you should blame A. le. x cause he didnt post a SPOILER heading on this article. He will go down in flames, trust me.

GP Productions on Dec 11, 2009


Somehow I think "Leaks Some Big Plot Points" in the title means... "Spoilers Ahead"... Granted, he didn't spell it out directly for you, but by reading the title, and then continuing to read the article, you can clearly tell that "BIG PLOT POINTS" aka SPOILERS will be revealed. Thanks for posting Alex, though I wish they would reboot Ghostbusters with new actors, new CGI, and just start the franchise over. Maybe having Bill Murray as a cameo would be cool.

Internapse on Dec 11, 2009


Wish I didn't read that. Bah!!

Nick Sears on Dec 11, 2009


Ain't It Cool News has it reported as said in more of a playful or joking manner: "She said she doesn't have a big part in it but thinks Bill Murray has a bigger part. Then, she put her hand to her mouth and mock-whispered, "He might be playing a ghost." I've never heard about this before and it struck me as quite a big reveal."

Will Dearborn on Dec 11, 2009


Thanks a lot, douche

Antioch on Dec 11, 2009


Seriously,Alex, WTF? Where was the warning? You might have just spoiled the movie climax for us. Well done.

Antioch on Dec 11, 2009



-Peter- on Dec 11, 2009


Shut the fuck up all of you! It's a goddamn movie! Get off the internet and into the real world for Christ's sakes.

sean on Dec 11, 2009


Calm the hell down people and use your brains a little. How in the hell would they have marketed this movie without you figuring this out? Besides that Bill Murray has been saying for years that he wanted to play as a ghost.

Audioout on Dec 11, 2009


who cares about the plot of Ghostbusters 3????? Bill Murray could be a ghost,big deal!!!i think that 2 Ghostbusters movies are enough...

splinter on Dec 11, 2009


Wait, did she mean he plays a ghost or he is a "ghost"? Like, he's hard to get in touch with and doesn't hang out on sets? Either way, a fucking spoiler alert would have been cool.

Syphous on Dec 11, 2009


"I usually don't like spoiling huge plot points like that, but considering Ghostbusters 3 isn't going to be out until 2011 or 2012, this kind of news isn't that revealing this far out. Actually, wait, it is very revealing, it's just not something that I think is going to make me any less excited. In fact, I'm actually more interested in seeing Bill Murray come back as a ghost and seeing Oscar kick his ass with their new Proton Packs." This is the most fucked paragraph I've ever read on First Showing.

whomever on Dec 11, 2009


Yeah... Spoiler alert WOULD have been nice. Plot points vs. spoilers is a HUGE difference. Not cool.

wHiskey Tango... on Dec 11, 2009


#16, are you not on the internet?? Idiot.

branden on Dec 11, 2009


For all you know, Bill Murray could be revealed as a ghost within the first 2 minutes of the movie. I don't consider this a spoiler just yet. I doubt it's like saying *Spoiler Alert* Bruce Willis was a ghost at the end of The Sixth Sense. I agree with #17, Audioout, that they would market this bit of news. If they don't rewrite the script, then Bill "The Ghost" Murry will be presented in the trailers. Same thing for the Oscar bit. Thanks for posting this information on the plot points, I was hoping to hear some substantial news on this project, and did not disappoint. Good work! I love this website.

The Man With No Name on Dec 11, 2009


LOL. There are a LOT of morons on the interwebs. Awesome site! Keep up the good work! Even the little bits of news are cool.

Miles on Dec 11, 2009


regardless who they get for a cast, THIS IS GOING TO REEK!!!! they could spend that $$$ & time on a worthwhile project...what a waste...

moldybread on Dec 11, 2009


I wouldn't call that a spoiler alert. Studios do this on ocassion. They get a reliable person to leak some plot news to see how the public responds before a greenlight (i.e. Hobbit 2 originally being a bridge between the Hobbit and LOTR). If the public responds less than favorably, they change the script. It's happened before. It'll happen again. I wouldn't get worked up yet, but if Bill Murray dies at the END of the movie and Oscar says a tearful goodbye to Murray than I'd boycott Sigourney Weaver from reading scripts before a greenlight forever. Alex just reported what was already on the net. Google it. It's there.

Quanah on Dec 11, 2009


I can't wait to see what the new ECTO-1 will look like. I hope to got they don't use the dodge magnum, there aren't too many wagons around that would fit the bill.

Rambo, John J. on Dec 11, 2009


thats gay now im not gona watch it

Madnezz344 on Dec 11, 2009


Oh shaddap with the complaining...OH YOU RUINED THE MOVIE....fuck off...It would be great if the plot was the 4 Ghostbusters died or were somehow turned into Spectres but they would appear before the New "YOUNG" Busters to train them and show them how to work their Proton Pack, Traps, and Ghost Dispenser....PS IF YOU DIDNT WANT TO KNOW YOU SHOULDNT CLICK ON THIS...the Title did say BIG PLOT POINTS, not Alex's fault you are some nosy pricks...NUFF SAID , I'm out !!!

LORD MANTACO on Dec 11, 2009


dude, this better not be like the sixth sense where the main guy's secretly a ghost the whole movie or something along those lines because if it is...THEN THANKS FOR GIVING AWAY THE ENDING!!! OH AND BTW, THANKS FOR THE **SPOILER** WARNING!! jerk.

guh on Dec 11, 2009


what a bunch of cry babies - the headline for this article is "Sigourney Weaver Leaks Some Big Ghostbusters 3 Plot Points" - you knew for a fact that you were going to begin reading something that was a spoiler - stop hating on for covering movie news. This kinda stuff rarely happens (Which is probably a good thing). I hope Weaver is getting her ass chewed out by her agent and the producers for spilling such a big fucking can of beans. Agreed that she's a bitch though. Sounds like she really couldn't care less......

Conrad on Dec 11, 2009


This is absolutely terrible. The plot about introducing 'new, young hip Ghostbusters' is an absolutely appalling idea. Ghostbusters worked because of the cast and the brilliant writing. Anyone who supports this atrocious re-imagining are completely out of touch with what made Ghostbusters so special in the first place. Go ahead, pay to see it, pay for more of these completely useless sequels and remakes.

Don't Call Me Shirley! on Dec 12, 2009


It's funny, I'm not really interested in this movie. I mean, we've all got fond memories of the first one and conveniently forget the second one, trust me, the third will follow on from the second quality-wise. I'll only be watching for Bill Murray.

griff on Dec 12, 2009


she also revealed that slimer would be there as well and bill murray would only be making a small appearance as a ghost and the rest of the ghostbusters would only be in the first half an hour to deal with the trainning aspect. and that seth rogen would be cast as one of the leads and mclovin would play a role similar to genine. and that the new ecto one would be a ford. Do you believe everything i say? Did i ruin the movie for you? Is the internet too much? Did facts about a script for a movie to be released in 2012 mess with you too? 2012 people.... its about two weeks from 2010. 2 years to make adjustments!

ugh on Dec 12, 2009


"I might be in it; I see nothing wrong with being in it, although I don't think I will have a big part. I think Bill Murray has a little more to do with it - he's a ghost." *STUNNED*

Fisherr on Dec 12, 2009


Ok he is a ghost...thank you!!!

pipo on Dec 12, 2009


Aw boohoo, the 3rd film of a dead franchise has been ruined, booo hoooo! He he he.

Crapola on Dec 12, 2009


Bill Murray looks like a ghost these days anyway.

"David Webb" on Dec 13, 2009


I guess I never knew they would follow through with it, but the concept shouldn't be entirely new to us. For the last five-ten years, it seems, the rumor was that Bill Murray wouldn't be in a third Ghostbusters movie UNLESS he could be a ghost. While somewhat skeptical, I'm still ready for it.

Atrus4 on Dec 13, 2009


Ummm...this is like news from a year ago when Ramis was speaking concerning the return of Murry in GB3. He would return only as a Ghost. Christ, this is old news.

Clover on Dec 14, 2009


Bill Gates wants your BrAin!!!!!!!

subcelsious5g on Dec 14, 2009


i can see dana marred in this new movie

matthew on Dec 29, 2009

New comments are no longer allowed on this post.



Subscribe to our feed -or- daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main account on twitter:
For the latest posts only - follow this one:

Add our updates to your Feedly - click here

Get the latest posts sent in Telegram Telegram