Next week, Sigourney Weaver stars opposite Taylor Lautner in the John Singleton thriller Abduction. ComingSoon.net caught up to the actress at today’s press junket and, while we’ll have a full interview with her about that film posted shortly, she also offered brief updates on two highly-anticipated franchise sequels.
“Don’t worry, I will be back,” she said of Avatar 2, confirming the hint that she dropped nearly a year ago, “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.”
While there’s not yet a specific start date, Weaver reiterated the plans to shoot sometime next year as well as a production schedule that will have Avatar 2 and 3 shot back-to-back.
On the Ghostbusters 3 front, things are looking a bit more uncertain. Despite recent reports from Dan Aykroyd that the project would move forward in early 2012, Weaver says that it’s been some time since her preliminary discussions about making a return appearance as Dana Barrett.
“I have yet to read the script,” she said, “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.”
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