You know, Sigourney Weaver doesn’t get nearly enough of her due from genre fans. For serious, she was arguably more crucial to the Alien series than the damn xenomorph, and people underestimate how necessary a proper straight man (or woman) is for comedy to work, so I'd say her parts (both possessed and un-possessed) in Ghostbusters have been similarly undervalued. Also, I shouldn’t need to explain to anybody why she was so great in Galaxy Quest.
That preamble’s just there to properly set up the recent quotes Joblo’s gathered from her regarding her parts in Ghostbusters 3 and Avatar 2. Yep, even though she died in Avatar 1. See, she thusly intoned…
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.
I so hope Jim's using Futurama’s hall of heads-in-jars as his basis for that first point. Actually, it isn’t that hard to imagine her character’s spirit flowing into the big ol’ tree of the Na’vi and then reincarnating through some New Age-y means that don't necessarily involve mood crystals.
Or she could just be showing up in flashbacks.
It was also her turn in to host the monthly Ghostbusters 3 update, forthrightly uttering…
I have yet to read the script… I've had a couple of calls and I know they're rewriting and all I said was that I hope my son, Oscar, has grown up to be a Ghostbuster and Ivan Reitman said yes. Beyond that, I have no idea. I hope it comes together, but we already did two wonderful films and, if we have to let this one go, that's fine.
All bets are off with this flick at this point, though the bizarre thought of them going back and hiring one of the twins who played baby Oscar tickles me. Imagine these kids, moving on with their lives, likely getting into totally different businesses... and then they get a 22-years-later callback.
Anyway, Weaver's still awesome. You all go ahead on chew on these latest slices of gristle from her.