Fans haven’t quite given up on Neill Blomkamp‘s ‘Alien’ followup. The director has been discussing it vaguely for years and even tweeted concept art showing an older-battered Ripley and Hicks and an adult Newt. Sigourney Weaver hopes to return to give her character Ellen Ripley a suitable send off in a film that is said to “fork” out of the previous movie, i.e. forget the last two ever happened. Michael Beihn, who played Hicks also confirmed he’d been told of plans for the adult Newt to be the focal character of upcoming sequels.
But in 2015, Blomkamp confirmed that plans were currently off for his vision of the ‘Alien’ universe, thanks to Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’, but fans couldn’t quite let the idea go.
But via Twitter, Blomkamp hasn’t quite squashed all hope, but… pretty much.
It’s small wonder that fans would love the helmer of acclaimed science fiction films like ‘District 9’, ‘Elysium’ and ‘Chappie’ turn his attention on of the most beloved franchises in movies, which sadly went askew with a few too many sequels.
Of course we have Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ coming this year, which serves as both a prequel to the first ‘Alien’ and a sequel to ‘Prometheus’. It’s also the first of three proposed new films. It is possible that once Scott’s series wraps up, there will be renewed interest from 20th Century Fox. It COULD actually be confusing for audiences to have two separate movie series running, which take place at different times in the same shared universe. Hell, it’s hard even when they’re not running at the same time, in the way ‘Fantastic Beast’ slightly underperformed because some couldn’t understand that it took place in the ‘Harry Potter’ universe, just a hundred years earlier.
Do you still hope to see Blomkamp’s vision for ‘Alien’? If so, do you still actually expect it to happen?