There is no Dana. Only…who? Actress Sigourney Weaver, who played the paranormally troubled Dana Barrett in the first two Ghostbusters films, told TVSquad.com that she will not be joining co-stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson in the upcoming third film. Weaver was also noticeably absent in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, which hit store shelves June 16, and was replaced by Alyssa Milano as Peter Venkman’s new love interest, Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn.
“I think they're trying to create something new completely with the Ghostbusters, although I know Bill is in it,” she said. “I hope my little son Oscar [from Ghostbusters II] is a Ghostbuster! ... I don't expect to have anything to do with it, although I wish them well.”
That’s a shame. The actress added that she also has no intention of returning to the Alien franchise, after 20th Century Fox revealed that it would be rebooting the series. Not only would her appearance in the film not make sense—it is rumored to be a prequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 original—but she’s really had enough of the series and her toothy, acid-bleeding co-stars. She also said she wasn’t very happy with the two Alien Vs. Predator films, but, then again, who was?
“I never saw them, but one of the reasons I died in [Alien] 3 was to not have anything to do with those,” she said of the 1992 film directed by David Fincher. She returned to the franchise five years later as a cloned Ripley in Alien: Resurrection.