Sigourney Weaver "Looks Forward to Finishing Ripley's Story" in Alien 5

Thursday, 01 December 2016 - 4:23PM
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 - 4:23PM
Sigourney Weaver "Looks Forward to Finishing Ripley's Story" in Alien 5
We're getting more and more hyped for Alien: Covenant by the second, but we still haven't forgotten about Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5. While Blomkamp has been a hit-or-miss filmmaker so far, all of his initial teases about the film seemed to indicate a real love for and understanding of the franchise. Sigourney Weaver seems to agree, and although it's been placed on the backburner indefinitely, she's still hopeful that the movie will get made.

In an new interview with Variety, Weaver once again praised Blomkamp's script, and expressed desire to return to the role of Ripley:
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I hope that Neill Blomkamp and I will eventually get back to it. He's written such a wonderful script. I look forward to finishing Ripley's story.
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Weaver has previously teased that Blompkamp's film would provide an "ending" for Ripley's character, one that would give fans more closure than her ending in Alien 3. This would leave the door open for the adult Newt, whom Blomkamp has confirmed would star in the film, to take over the franchise. 

Weaver also gave a preview of the Avatar sequels, which are starting to kick into gear, teasing that they would have an even more epic scope than the first film:

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In my opinion, the three scripts I've read so far are many times more amazing than the first one in terms of their scope. He did a lot of the heavy lifting in the first movie, establishing the family and the relationships and the world, and now he really gets to play.
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And finally, she gave a brief description of her villainous character in Defenders, staying very vague to avoid incurring the ire of Marvel snipers:

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I can't say much, because they might kill me. I think everyone I work for might kill me if I tell you anything. But I have the most delicious character. She's really smart, and she's very in charge.
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