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Sigourney Weaver Is Still Talking About a New ‘Alien’ Sequel
Sigourney Weaver Is Still Talking About a New ‘Alien’ Sequel
Today brings news that San Diego Comic-Con will play host to a special panel to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens, James Cameron’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic. Cameron himself will be in attendance along with Sigourney Weaver, who is still talking up Neill Blomkamp’s new Alien sequel despite reports that the project had been delayed due to Scott’s own Alien prequel plans.
Neill Blomkamp’s Abandoned ‘Aliens’ Sequel Would’ve Starred Newt as the New Ripley
Neill Blomkamp’s Abandoned ‘Aliens’ Sequel Would’ve Starred Newt as the New Ripley
Earlier today, Matt Singer wrote an article all about the “Legacyquel” phenomenon where “beloved aging stars reprise classic roles and pass the torch to younger successors.” Recent examples include Creed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and X-Men: Days of Future Past. One film that almost got added to that list is the now-defunct Aliens sequel where director Neill Blomkamp’s proposed follow-up would’ve had Sigourney Weaver returning co-star alongside a now-grown Newt, who would be the franchise’s new action hero.
Neill Blomkamp’s ’Alien’ Sequel on Hold to Make Way For ‘Prometheus 2’
Neill Blomkamp’s ’Alien’ Sequel on Hold to Make Way For ‘Prometheus 2’
In space, no one can hear your pre-production developments being set back. Sci-fi filmmaker Neill Blomkamp tweeted as much last night when he announced that his upcoming fifth entry under the Alien franchise banner had been put on hold in favor of a sequel to Alien prequel Prometheus, courtesy of the original Alien director Ridley Scott.
Neill Blomkamp ‘Alien’ Sequel Readies the Pulse Rifle
Neill Blomkamp ‘Alien’ Sequel Readies the Pulse Rifle
Although it was previously rumored that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost is delaying Neill Blomkamp’s direct Alien sequel, Scott recently clarified that both films will be arriving in the next two years, with Scott heading into production on his Alien prequel in February, and Blomkamp still at work in pre-production, as evidenced by his latest photo — which features a very familiar weapon.
‘Alien: Paradise Lost’ to Feature New Explorers
‘Alien: Paradise Lost’ to Feature New Explorers
Ridley Scott is heading into production on the newly-titled Alien: Paradise Lost early next year, which has reportedly pushed Neill Blomkamp’s separate Alien movie back just a bit to make room for the Prometheus sequel. Scott hasn’t been shy in discussing plans for the projects — particularly his own — and the director is at it again, teasing more plot details for Alien: Paradise Lost, as well as a potential release date for Blomkamp’s film.
Ridley Scott Is Holding Up Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ Because He Wants to Make ‘Prometheus 2’ First
Ridley Scott Is Holding Up Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ Because He Wants to Make ‘Prometheus 2’ First
The current state of the Alien franchise is a little confusing, to say the least. In one corner, you have Ridley Scott planning to make a sequel to his prequel, Prometheus. In the other corner, you have Neill Blomkamp, still plugging away at Alien 5, which may or may not ignore the third and fourth entries in the original series. In fact, the sheer amount of Alien stuff in the works seems to have clogged up the pipes. If a new report is to be believed, Blomkamp’s film is being put on the back burner until Scott can make Prometheus 2 a reality.
Neill Blomkamp Reveals New ‘Alien’ Concept Art
Neill Blomkamp Reveals New ‘Alien’ Concept Art
It was only a couple of months ago that we were posting updates on Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie just about every other day, as the director was hit with a barrage of questions about the upcoming project during the press tour for Chappie (oh hey, remember Chappie?). It’s been a while since we got an update on Blomkamp’s Alien project, but the director has revealed a new piece of concept art featuring a couple of familiar faces.

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