In today’s most unexpected yet awesome news, it’s just been confirmed that another installment of the sci-fi series ‘Alien’ is in the works– but who’s coming back from the previous films?
Nope, you’re not having a science fiction stress dream– there really is a new Alien film on the horizon, as was confirmed by famed director Neill Blomkamp, who will helm the project. The new movie will follow in the footsteps of the original film, which has remained a cult classic since its release in 1979 and arguably made Sigourney Weaver a star. So, will Sigourney return for the newest Alien? We’ve got the scoop!
‘Alien’ Sequel: Sigourney Weaver To Return?
I’m already terrified!
Following quite a few dropped hints that he would be taking on the upcoming Alien film, director Neill, who specializes in the science fiction genre, took to his Instagram on Feb. 18, and posted a drawing of the creature from the films with the accompanying caption, “Um… So I think it’s officially my next film. #alien”
While no casting announcement has been made just yet, is it possible that the film’s original star Sigourney would return to the franchise (which garnered her two Academy Award nominations)?
Both Neill and Sigourney have expressed interest in her involvement in the film, however, there’s been no official word as to whether it will actually happen.
A Cult Classic
Released over 35 years ago (!) Alien follows Lieutenant Ellen Ripley (Sigourney) as she combats an extraterrestrial being, referred to generally as “The Alien.” Along with Sigourney, the film starred Tom Skerrit, John Hurt and Harry Dean Stanton.
After the first movie, three sequential films followed: Aliens, Aliens 3 and Alien Resurrection. Additionally, the film spawned spinoffs and crossovers including the massively successful Alien vs. Predator and Prometheus.
What do you think of a new Alien film? Would you like to see Sigourney reprise her role?
— Casey Mink