We’ve heard talk several times of another Alien movie being tossed around - an idea that sounds pretty unappealing after we’ve seen how well the nemesis has developed over the course of the Alien vs. Predator flicks. About the only thing that would make me interested in another chapter of the extraterrestrial terror would be the return of the other staple for the franchise - Sigourney Weaver as Ripley.
Despite the character’s death in the Alien movies (and another movie after that death), Weaver seems to think there is room for another adventure for Ripley, stating “There’s definitely unchartered territory for Ripley.” in an interview with MTV Movies Blog. What’s interesting is what that uncharted territory might entail.
Weaver says she and original Alien director Ridley Scott have talked about returning for a fifth chapter, but possibly one that would move Ripley into another story altogether. “What we’re interested in is taking the character of Ripley and seeing what other science fiction story we can tell about someone who has lived several lives.” Now that’s an interesting idea - how about making an Alien movie that doesn’t involve the alien - just Ripley’s adventures.
Weaver admitted she hasn’t seen the AvP movies, which makes her luckier than some of the franchise’s fans who were hoping for better. Honestly, I like what Scott and Weaver are talking about conceptually. Personally I think Aliens is the best in the series closely followed by Alien but I would prefer to see Ridley Scott returning to the director's chair and go back to point one. Many people would suggest James Cameron but I just want him to be concerned about Avatar and Battle Angel. Both of which I am eagerly anticipating.
So what do Spillers think? Good news - Bad News - Don't Care?