Looks like the cast of Alien 5 can officially add Ripley…. believe it or not!
But seriously though, believe it.
Because Sigourney Weaver is now officially involved in the upcoming sci-fi sequel!
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In space no one can you hear you scream, but here on Earth, you definitely can hear us applaud this news.
Here's what director Neill Blomkamp had to say in a recent interview about Sigourney's integral involvement, and how her role in Chappie had something to do with this new and exciting sequel:
"It did have to do with having Sigourney on Chappie. It's just something that I've always wanted to one day be a part of. Those first two [Alien] films are probably my favorite films ever made. I didn't know if it would ever happen. I just always wanted to participate in it if I was able to.
Over the years, I came up with a story for a film in that universe that I wanted to make. And then when I talked to her about her experience making those films and what she thought about Ripley and everything else, it informed and changed the film I wanted to make into something different.
It just sort of stuck with me. A year later, when post-production was winding down on Chappie, I started fleshing out the idea for a film that would contain Sigourney. Fox never knew. I just worked on it when I could. Before I knew it, I had this really awesome film with a lot of artwork and a lot of backstory. And then I didn't know whether I was going to make it or not. So I just kind of sat on it for a while."
Not only that but Alien 5 will be more of a sequel to Alien and Aliens, and will completely ignore Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection.
That's too bad, but this movie does sound like it might be pretty amazing!
Can we just go into hypersleep, and be woken up when this movie comes out? Or would that violate medical protocols?
Seriously our anticipation feels like it's popping out our chest! LOLz!
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