Stranger Things cast: 15 actors we want to see in season 3

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Actress Sigourney Weaver attends 'The Assignment' screening at the Whitby Hotel on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Actress Sigourney Weaver attends 'The Assignment' screening at the Whitby Hotel on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 03: Actress Sigourney Weaver attends ‘The Assignment’ screening at the Whitby Hotel on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 03: Actress Sigourney Weaver attends ‘The Assignment’ screening at the Whitby Hotel on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images) /

7. Sigourney Weaver

Alright, I admit it: casting Sigourney Weaver would be a giant leap for Stranger Things. Still! She’s a goddess, with a long history of rocking the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror worlds. She’s an excellent dramatic actress and her name would certainly bring even more clout to this already popular show.

So let me dream the impossible dream, and muse with me for a moment about what it would be like to watch a Stranger Things featuring Queen Weaver.

Remember those ST2 promotional posters with a little Demogorgon in an egg? In case you didn’t know, that poster is a play on the infamous Alien poster, which you can check out here. Sigourney Weaver starred as Ripley in the 1979 classic sci-fi horror film and consequently served as heavy inspiration for the Duffer Brothers.

There’s already an Alien franchise and Stranger Things connection! Paul Reiser—who plays Dr. Owens in ST2—also portrayed Burke in the sequel, Aliens. It’s probably a little much to ask for two actors from the same iconic franchise, but wouldn’t it just be neat to see them together?

When the Duffer Brothers were writing Stranger Things 2, rumor has it that they purposely wrote Owens’ character for Reiser in the hopes that they could thwart viewer expectations (we would naturally expect him to be villainous). Let’s throw Sigourney in there and see if we can play around with this idea a bit.

I’m not picky at this point. I’d just love to see Weaver make at least a cameo. Maybe her appearance would be a little bit meta in light of how heavy Alien’s presence is in the show, but I’m game for it.