Michael Biehn Reveals the Big Name Actor He Wants in Alien 5

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 11:48AM
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 11:48AM
Michael Biehn Reveals the Big Name Actor He Wants in Alien 5
Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 might still be a few years away from making it to the big screen, but that's not stopping all of those involved from excitedly talking about and revealing new details about the project. For Alien Day last month, Neill Blomkamp shared concept art for the movie, featuring a grown-up Newt, while Sigourney Weaver recently promised that Alien 5 will be worth the wait.

Now, Michael Biehn who was another star of the early Alien movies has joined in the fun. Biehn took to the stage at Belfast Comic Con a few days ago, during his time there he teased Alien 5 by confirming it would ignore the last two movies, and he even dropped a hint about who might be able to play a grown-up Newt.

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"It's basically going to cut off three and four while bringing me and Newt back," Biehn said via SquareeyedTV.
"Newt is 26, 27 and if you look at the artwork he [Blomkamp] put up, it looks like Jessica Chastain, who won the Academy Award last year. Every actress is going to want to play her."
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If you're a little confused by Biehn's statement, you're certainly not on your own. Jessica Chastain is certainly a remarkably talented actress, but she did not win any Oscars last year. Biehn could either be getting confused about Chastain's achievements or he could, perhaps, have gotten his names mixed up. After all, Brie Larson did win an Oscar last year and she looks as much like the Newt concept art as Chastain does. Neither Larson or Chastain were on our list of actors to play Newt, but we're sure both would do a great job.

Does the fact that Biehn has mentioned her name mean there is some form of connection there, or is he simply indulging in some idle speculation as we are all wont to do some time.

Who would you like to see play Newt? Let us know below.
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