With the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel currently filming in the United Kingdom, franchise star Sigourney Weaver has confirmed that she won’t be back for the next installment.
Collider reports while taking part in a press tour for her upcoming film, Master Gardner, Weaver was asked about a possible return as Dana Barrett, and while she joked that she’d be back, only instead playing the role of Slimer’s mother, would go on to state:
“No, I mean, I wasn’t asked to be in this Ghostbusters, and I think, you know, a little of us goes a long way.”
While Weaver did reprise her role in Afterlife, her performance was used as a mid-credit scene, starring opposite Bill Murray, with the two taking part in a fun yet evidently painful ESP test, a nod to one of the earlier scenes in the 1984 comedy.
In similar fashion, Weaver also had a cameo in Paul Feig’s 2016 Ghostbusters reboot and was presented within a mid-credits scene, playing Jillian Holtzman’s mentor, Dr. Rebecca Gorin.
At this time, Sony’s confirmed cast list for the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel includes Afterlife stars Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon, along with Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster, and Emily Alyn Lind. Fans can also expect to see Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Logan Kim, Celeste O’Connor, and series originals Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.