Whilst everyone gears up for next year’s Prometheus prequel, Alien: Covenant, I am the one waiting for a big face-hug from Neill Blomkamp’s long-mooted Alien 5. Sure, Covenant has teased the possibility of meeting , but with Sigourney Weaver on board for Alien 5, who can beat the woman herself?
Well, it looks like someone else is back into the alien hive. Speaking at a 30th anniversary reunion at Comic-Con, Aliens legend Michael Biehn shed some new light on whether Alien 5 would ever get off the starting blocks. Whilst rumours of Biehn’s return were , a new interview with suggests it is full steam ahead for Corporal Hicks’s return:
Sigourney says they are still doing their project. I think it would be very embarrassing to Fox if they don’t give Sigourney the movie that she really wants to go out on. I don’t know when it’s going to happen but I know it’s going to happen.
A ‘Newt’ Addition
Biehn’s Corporal Hicks may have been one of the few survivors of 1986’s Aliens, but fate dealt the actor a wicked blow when it came to David Fincher’s Alien3. Biehn’s character, along with child survivor ‘Newt’ were killed off in the first act – although the film used Biehn’s likeness for a corpse, and he was paid nearly his Aliens salary through legal disputes *ha* Karma!
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We know that Newt actress Carrie Henn won’t be returning after , but Biehn also offered some rather interesting information on that too. Dropping one hell of a spoiler, or one hell of a f**k you to Xenomorph fans everywhere, when discussing , Biehn told Forbes:
I know I’m going to be in it and there’s going to be a new Newt, she’s going to be about 26 or 27 and looks a lot like Jennifer Lawrence to me but I don’t know.
A Jennifer Lawrence lookalike? Well here are a few options:
Could Katniss Everdeen really be swapping her bow and arrow for a flamethrower? We doubt it, but we can but dream! Blomkamp’s Alien 5 was pushed back due to conflicts with Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. It is believed that Alien 5 will go into production once Covenant has finished, but with Scott proposing a trilogy, who knows when Ellen Ripley will hop back into her stompers.
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