'Alien 5' Is Basically Happening. Ok, So Sigourney Weaver Wants It To.
Sigourney Weaver appears to want 'Alien 5'.
Sigourney Weaver may not be done with the Alien movies just yet. The sci-fi franchise has moved in a different direction with the Prometheus films though the original star excited fans at the Hero Complex Film Festival over the weekend during a Q&A between screenings of Ridley Scott's original movie and James Cameron's follow-up.
Sigourney Weaver Wants 'Alien 5'
Inevitably, Weaver was quizzed about the character of Ellen Ripley - one of the most memorable protagonists in sci-fi movie history,
"Had we done a fifth one, I don't doubt that her humanity would have prevailed", Weaver told the crowd. "I do feel like there is more story to tell. I feel a longing from fans for the story to be finished.I could imagine a situation where we finish telling the story."
Clearly Scott's priority is Prometheus 2, which is happening with Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace etc, and Alien: Resurrection is always going to be a difficult movie to move on from, however, the forthcoming sequel could link up with the original franchise leaving the potential for Weaver's return in later movies.
The box-office success of Prometheus confirmed that there's still an appetite for the Alien story and the first two films are clearly sci-fi classics. Had Alien 3 not been hindered by major production problems it would arguably have been considered the finest sci-fi trilogy of all time - though Alien Resurrection went a spoilt that anyway.
Prometheus 2 will hit theaters on 4 March 2016. It is written by the 'Green Lantern' scribe Michael Green.
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