During an Alien film screening at The Town Hall in New York yesterday during Alien Day, Ellen Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver was in attendance and even held a Q&A session with fans before the films began! Weaver has always been enthusiastic about the continuation of the Alien story as she always felt the story didn't end properly with Resurrection and most certainly not with Alien vs. Predator.
During the discussion, one fan asked Sigourney about Alien 5, naturally and thanks to AvPGalaxy member CainsSon we have a rough breakdown of what was said! In short, she mentions that Alien 5 will be the most satisfying ending to the story and will include the return of Cpl. Hicks and possibly even Bishop from Aliens! She also mentions that Alien 5 will not wipe out Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection, but rather run parallel to them. Here's a re-cap from the event:
“She speaks of the script as if – as far as she is concerned – it’s happening already, and in her mind is the “most satisfying” ending of the story. When first asked about working with Michael Biehn, and their flirtation/romantic relationship in Aliens, she added “you will see a lot more of that in the next one.”
She continued to say she just wrapped something else with Blomkamp which she can’t talk about, in South Africa. She stated how expansive the Alien 5 story is, and mentioned that, like the other films, Blomkamp’s film has a very particular new vision.
Interestingly enough Sigourney also hints at the possible return of Bishop, everyone's favorite synthetic played by none other than Lance Henriksen! When asked about Jonesy, the cat Ripley had with her through Alien and Aliens, she replied by saying (paraphrasing):
She imagines that Ripley found her a good home with a friend on Gateway station (musing) but she added “when all that is over they, I imagine the three of them, or maybe the four of them now, will go back and pick up Jonesy.”
Thanks to AvPGalaxy for the news!
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