Fans of the Alien franchise have started a petition to help save Alien 5. The petition is a result of the massive disappointment many of us felt after Neill Blomkamp himself stated on Twitter that he felt the chances of Alien 5 happening now, following Alien: Covenant are slim.
The petition aims to bring light to the fact that many fans genuinely want to see Blomkamp's side of the story. Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn backed the project and even Aliens director James Cameron loved the script! The story would give Ellen Ripley a proper end, by Sigourney's definition and would set up for a continuation of the story by passing the touch to Newt, who would be in her 20s at this time. The plot and concept artwork gained major traction upon its release and many fans all over the world have been waiting in anticipation for Fox to announce a release date.
We, the undersigned, hereby request that Neill Blomkamp reconsider the possibility of writing/directing a potential Alien5 film. It is in you, we (the fans) put our tremendous faith and overwhelming excitement, in hopes that you revisit the idea of ALIEN fandom...for all of us.
The petition is currently seeking 1,000 signatures, which following this post should rack up quickly. We are hoping Fox will take notice and consider seriously pursuing Blomkamp's Alien 5 in the near future. If you wish to back Blomkamp and his Alien 5 project, we encourage you to add your signature:
For those looking forward to Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5, be sure to join in our Alien 5 forum! With a community of over 36,934 members, it's a great place to discuss the upcoming Alien film.
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