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Sigourney Weaver reveals Galaxy quest sequel details

April 20th, 2021 by Marc Comments

It seems that Tim Allen’s optimism of a Galaxy Quest sequel when he discussed it in January (here) isn’t misplaced as co-star Sigourney Weaver, who played Gwen DoMarco, is under the impression that yes, it’s happening.

At some point.


And while we have sadly lost Alan Rickman since the first movie came out, we still have Allen, Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell sitting (hopefully) ready to go.

Weaver says that, as we already knew, pre-Rickman’s death, a sequel series (here) was in development but obviously, the star’s passing changed the landscape, but there is still a lot of hope it’s coming.

“About four years ago, Bob Gordon and (producer) Mark Johnson and the whole group, started to develop a series. We lost the wonderful Alan [Rickman] unexpectedly, so that was put in mothballs, but I think they are finally now reviving it.”

We have learned that the original idea for the sequel (or series) would focus on Rickman’s Dr Lazarus (here) but now will likely focus on his son, an idea that Weaver’s discussion seems to not know about.

“It will be the story of the old ancient Galaxy Questers being brought into this series with another young cast,” says Weaver.

“I haven’t read them, so I don’t know the details, but I think that everyone in Galaxy Quest would love to participate because it was such a wonderful experience for us. How they will find someone to play Alan’s part, don’t know, but I think that they have a very good idea of how to do it. He’s irreplaceable, eternally. I think there may be good news on that front, but I haven’t heard about it in these six months, so when it’s gonna happen, I’m not sure.”

It’s great to hear that the sequel is still in development and that the original people are all still involved – or hope to be – but I’d like to see it happen sooner rather than later.

What say you all? Would you climb on board the Galaxy Quest for a new adventure? I know I sure would…

Source: Collider

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….