Not sure if this is an update or not?I hope shes right

Sigourney Weaver confirms that there are still plans to make Alien 5, and that “it’ll be worth the wait”…

When Ridley Scott elected to press ahead with his Prometheus sequel, which now goes by the name of Alien: Covenant, one of the consequences of that was Neill Blomkamp’s mooted Alien 5 got put on hold. Certainly if our own comments sections are anything to go by, people seem keener to see Alien 5 than Alien: Covenant (although write a Ridley Scott movie off at your peril, of course), with Blomkamp’s movie notably set to bring Sigourney Weaver back to the series.

We’ve not heard anything about Alien 5 for quite a while now, though, and to all intents and purposes, it looked like the movie had at best been put on hold, worse been put into some kind of turnaround.

Yet Sigourney Weaver has given an update on the project, and the signs are more positive than we thought.

Is it still happening?

“Well, I think it is”, she said. “Ridley asked Neill not to make our Alien til after Prometheus 2. He [Ridley Scott] wanted his movie to shoot and be released first”.

As for Alien 5, though, “it’s an amazing script, and Neill and I are really excited about doing it. We’re doing other things until we can get going on that”.

“I’d be really surprised if we didn’t do it, because it’s such a great script, and we love working together”, she said. “So, it’s just going to take a little bit longer to get out to you, but it’ll be worth the wait”.

In the meantime, Alien: Covenant is set for release in October 2017. We’ll bring you more news on that and Alien 5 as we get it…

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Newts coming Back!!Trying to post this video I found…Go to…Theres a video.Newts coming back to Alien 5 with Sigorney and M.B…They are passing the torch to her after Alien 5…More sequels coming…Alien 6 maybe a lot more ; )

How Does Newt’s Return to ALIEN Alter the Franchise?

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For the first time ever, it’s Alien Day—an officially sanctioned fandom holiday that allows us to reflect on the best parts of the Alien franchise that were brought to Earth by directors Ridley Scott and James Cameron. Some of the other stuff, we’re trying to forget. But there is hope for a new day in the Alien franchise, and we’ve got the breakdown in today’s Nerdist News!

Director Neill Blomkamp started off Alien Day by dropping some new concept art from Alien 5, featuring a badass, grown-up version of Newt, the young girl who survived the events of Aliens alongside Ripley. Newt was one of the off-camera victims of Alien 3 along with our bro, Corporal Hicks, but it looks like Blomkamp is just gonna retcon Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection out of existence, Superman Returns style!

Join Nerdist News host and Xenomorph biology expert Jessica Chobot as she examines what Newt’s return could mean for the Alien franchise. Judging from comments by Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn, the new Alien 5 could be a passing of the torch to Newt as the new main character of the franchise. But who should play Newt? Jennifer Lawrence? Brie Larson? Or maybe one of our favorite Game of Thrones actresses?

Of course, the biggest hurdle now is simply getting Alien 5 into production. 20th Century Fox and Blomkamp put it on hold when Scott committed to making Alien: Covenant as the first film in a new prequel trilogy. But we still have hope that Alien 5 could happen!

How do you feel about the potential return of Newt as the leading character of Alien 5? Avoid the facehuggers, and let’s discuss in the comment section below!