Flip and find out what Sigourney Weaver revealed about the upcoming Alien 5 (2.5) sequel…
Since both movies were box office disasters if you look at the Alien and Aliens…the franchise just went downhill. Now Neill Blomkamp is going to bring it back to life and cut out the part where Ripley and her three survivors from Aliens did NOT die.
Thank you, because we really hated Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection was such a disappointment.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sigourney Weaver makes it very clear: they’re just going to disregard Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection entirely! It sounds like a risky move since its been almost 20 years since Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien: Resurrection (1997). We love the Alien franchise but the last two films were just so out of touch compared to James Cameron’s masterful Aliens.
District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp will be playing a bit of Russian Roulette with his career, because he can truly ruin his career. If he botches this “so-called” Alien 2.5 sequel the Alien fan base will most likely NEVER patron another one of his movies! Plus Blomkamp NEEDS to stay to task and shy away from his typical socially charged film telling of classism with in society.
Meanwhile Sigourney Weaver seems to feel confident that Neill Blomkamp will conquer overall with a new telling of what happened after Aliens. Fans of the franchise will have to get used to the fact that David Fincher’s Alien 3 (1992) and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien: Resurrection (1997) doesn’t exist in this world.
“It’s just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill’s movie.”
To us it sounds like a big “fuck those movies”! Which strikes us as a dangerous angle to be taking on a franchise with a rabid, highly vocal fan base.
Will the fan base really prepared to shrug off those entries?
Could this be a flop in the making? We know it sounds good on paper and we all wanted a way different story when Alien 3 hit the big screen. Instead we got a poorly edited take on Alien and Aliens the basically KILLED the franchise!
It was so bad that Sigourney Weaver wanted her character killed off in the end. Then Resurrection was a hopeful reboot, but it ended up being a somewhat sloppy mix between Terminator and Friday the 13th. Unfortunately, the studio did a mass budget sequel with a script that detoured far far away from the concept and foundation that Alien and Aliens were built upon.
Will you be heading out to see this film if it ever gets made?
Let us NOT forget about Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant and the Prometheus sequels which will be a 5 sequel franchise. These films are said to be precursors for Alien. The more logical way to add to the franchise. Plus Ridley Scott, the man who created this universe is back in the directors seat on these films…
Weaver and Blomkamp will have to take that into consideration. It’s like saying you’re taking the kids to Disneyland, but instead you go to the fair and tell them, it’s kind of like Disneyland.