It’s been nearly 20 years since the ill-received Alien Resurrection, and Sigourney Weaver is finally ready to give the Alien franchise a proper ending.
While attending this year’s Sheffield Film and Comic Con, actor Michael Biehn (Corporal Hicks, Aliens) opened up about the upcoming installment to the Alien franchise. The Internet went nuts when director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) posted concept art on his Instagram page depicting an aged Ripley alongside Corporal Hicks, a ship bearing resemblance to The Derelict from the 1979 Alien, and a concept Xenomorph. Biehn revealed that while he has spoken to Blomkamp about the upcoming film, he hasn’t been offered to reprise his iconic role in the franchise. Yet.
In an interview with Sky Movies, Blomkamp revealed that the fifth movie will pick up where the second movie left off.
“I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of Aliens. So it’s Alien, Aliens, this movie,” he explains.
While everyone has been tight-lipped about the project, there has been speculation that the project will be pushed back to make room for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel; Scott will be producing the Blomkamp project. This means a lengthy development process for Blomkamp’s Alien, and a potential release in 2018.
Many fans are asking though if we really need another reboot or have we already dragged this franchise through the mud enough?