News on Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 has remained at a standstill since the project was placed on hold whole 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott pursue the release of their Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. However, recently IGN caught up with actor Lance Henriksen, who played the role of Bishop in James Cameron's Aliens - arguably everyone's favorite Synthetic person from the series. During their time with Lance they broached the topic of Alien 5; how he felt about the project and if he knew how Bishop would be making a return alongside Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and Hicks (Michael Biehn). Considering the plot of Alien 5 takes place after the events of Aliens, Bishop's inclusion would need to be prominent as well... At least we would hope so.
When asked about Alien 5, Lance responded by saying he isn't sure how he'll be in it:
You know they’re going to make another one. It picks up right where Aliens ended. I don’t know if I’m going to be in a baggie or how I’m going to be in it.
Obviously with the focus of Alien 5 set to be on the iconic trio, Ripley, Hicks and Bishop, as well as the growth of Newt, it would be expected that Lance too, would be brought on to reprise his role once again. However, while the project remains on hold, it's likely additional cast will not be contacted about starting roles for a while.
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