Sigourney Weaver Hopes New 'Alien' Will Give Ripley a 'Proper Finish'

February 25, 2015
Source: Sky Movies


Now that Neill Blomkamp has officially been hired to direct a new movie set within the Alien universe, fans are anxious to know what we can expect. Of course, Blomkamp's initial posting of concept art gives us some idea of what we'll see, including the return of Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, but we're still not clear on the story. And while Blomkamp and Weaver have been doing the publicity rounds for Chappie, they haven't been forthcoming with many new details. However, Weaver did make a few remarks about giving the Alien series and her character Riply a "proper finish," which seems to imply that this could be the end.

Here's a video from Sky Movies (via HeyUGuys) with interview clips from Weaver and Blomkamp:

As you can see, Blomkamp also makes it a point to say his film will share DNA with Alien and Aliens, and that his film would come next. That's more than an implication that they're ignoring anything that happened in Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection, and really just a flat out statement that those movies don't matter in his mythology. Obviously, it's early days on the project, so Blomkamp is likely still following details, but it certainly sounds like Weaver will be leading the film again, and this could be the one fans have been waiting for. And we're still hoping Louis C.K. gets to die a horrible death in the movie as well. Thoughts?

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  • ragethorn
    I can't wait to not wait.
  • superultraboy
    "Alien, Aliens, and this movie"?! Although I disliked Alien 3, I feel slightly disappointed that Blomkamp will need to use a midway reboot if you can call it that to make his story. Nonetheless...please bring back Hicks.
  • Cool.
  • Xerxexx
    michael biehn better be casted.
    • grimjob
      Blomkamp! Hear this man!!
    • TheOct8pus
      Of all the Aliens cast members, he's the one who has aged the least.
      • avconsumer2
        Holy crap - he does look amazing for 58! Carrie Henn (Newt) did grow up though unfortunately. ;P
  • Gohikeone
    I actually thought that the directors/extended cut of Alien 3 was pretty decent...far superior to the theatrical cut for sure. If you've not seen it, check it out and let it replace the memory you have of the theatrical cut. If you've never seen the theatrical cut, skip it for the directors/extended. At any rate, always happy to revisit this franchise. If Weaver's involved, I'll be happy to watch.
  • SteveB
    Best news all day! Aliens is my favorite movie of all time so I am super excited about this!
  • me
    it will suck like Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Alien vs. Predator, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Prometheus. They should just leave this franchise alone and stop trying to pick up crumbs of profits off the street with crap plots. ,
    • AC
      You are right. I think the saying goes "If at first you dont succeed, dont ever try again and complain when other people do"
    • SalsaBandit
      Alien 3 didn't suck.
      • alien 3 fan
        alien 3 is awesome!
        • TheOct8pus
          Haha! I love everything about this comment.
    • Scopedog
      Well, you've just proved the existence of time travel, because the only way you can say this--which is an uninformed opinion, by the way--is if you time-traveled to the future, saw the movie, and are coming back to the present to tell us how it sucks. Plus, you don't even know what the plot of this film is!
    • Lika564
      Oh oh - back up. I agree with you to a point but I think Prometheus was a very good idea explaining the possible long history humans had already with aliens. I look forward to the sequel.
  • grimjob
    Cautious, but interested...
    • Scopedog
      Best thing to say, Grimjob. It's how I feel too.
  • ari smulders
    Alien 3 was made by david Fincher and wasn't that bad but after James Cameron who made part 2 it is always a lett down. And it's stupid and arogant from Blomkamp to think he can do just a great job as Cameron. It's no coincidence that Cameron has two movies that are watched the most. It's a fucking genius... But still the best movie news since a decade...
  • nicole green
    Personally loved all the films and looking forward too this one too :)
    Das right. Some how make her into a badass human female again and tear a Xenomorph queen a new a-hole in the process.
  • OfficialJab
    Umm Ripley's end in Alien 3 was incredible.
    • Tester
      I guess when I look back on it from now it is not as stupid as I once found it to be.. I think at the time I saw the movie I was hating so much about the movie itself that when the final scene came, I was already biased and was gonna hate regardless. I know these guys are old but I would love a movie that picks up after 2 and ignores the crapfest that was 3 and.... I cant bring myself to say it
      • OfficialJab
        The only thing about 3 that I don't like is the bluescreen effect for the Alien. Looked like garbage.
        • Tester
          Yeah, I can agree with that.. Overall, I wish I had enjoyed the movie as much as you did
    • Steven
      Agreed. The only thing lacking for me was the inclusion of either Hicks and Newt.
      • Mark
        That shut me down in the first 5 minutes of the movie. So glad they saved Newt and Hicks survived, only to be killed while sleeping in a crash in the next movie. Aliens clearly had the best cast of characters (and actors for that matter). Alien 3 and later was garbage. I actually am looking forward to this. That way I can forget 3 and later ever existed.
        • Steven
          Yep inclusion of one of those characters, preferably Hicks IMO would of made it a tighter continuation, especially as Bishop was used.
  • TheOct8pus
    It would be possible to write a new "chapter that happens between 2 and 3, but it wouldn't make sense because Sigourney Weaver is an old lady now and she was pretty young between Aliens and Alien 3. Same with Lance Henrikssen and Michael Biehn (Hicks)....they're all so old....
    • Tester
      see my post above
  • Tester
    and latest comment from Blomkamp “I want this film to feel like it’s literally the genetic sibling of ‘Aliens.’ So it’s ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens,’ and then this movie.”
  • avconsumer2
    So... maybe... just MAYBE Hudson somehow survived?! ;D
    • Yoyo
      Hicks, sir. He's Hudson. 😉
  • Bill
    No disrespect for Sigourney Weaver, but I'd be happier if her character wasn't even in it. Having some goofy way to fit her in just to kill her off is ridiculous to me. Just make a great movie about the Alien!
  • GMBurns
    The Alien series is by far the best series of movies ever made, as far as I am concerned. Except for the second, which was merely a remarkably good action flick, each used the plot to show dark and fascinating characters, some of whom had moral cores that made them true heroes. And Weaver was fantastic in all of them. I hope some day when I retire, if I ever do, to watch all of them in a private marathon.
    • Lika564
      Why wait to have a marathon? Rent them from the library or buy them and watch.
  • Lika564
    I'm happy for the remake/reboot or whatever it is called. I almost walked out when Alien 3 came out. The opening scene of Ripley thrashing in her cryogenic (sp?) tube. I only watched Resurrection because I can't leave a series unfinished. :} Hope I'll like this new film better. I hated that she "died" that way.




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