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ALIEN 5: Ridley Scott Says Sequel Is Dead

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Ridley Scott Announces That Alien 5 Will Not Be Happening After All

Academy Award-nominated Black Hawk Down director Ridley Scott closes the door on the possibility of there being an Alien 5.

With the release of Alien: Covenant around the corner, many are already anticipating what Scott has in store for the classic science fiction franchise next. This excitement has been stoked by the director himself after his recent announcement that he had several sequels already planned to follow Covenant. The most developed project was believed to be Alien 5, which was said to be based on a script from Neil Blomkamp.

However, the director poured damp water over the speculation when he announced that not only was there no script but also that he “[doesn’t] think” the movie will ever happen. If Scott ever decides to move forward with a sequel to Covenant, it will be quite some time from now.

Per Superherohype, the source of this story:

In late 2015, Michael Biehn (who famously portrayed colonial marine Cpl. Dwayne Hicks in the 1986 classic Aliens) told Icons of Fright that the sequel would have potentially seen his and Sigourney Weaver’s long-awaited return, as well as Newt.

“They’re planning on bringing me and Newt back, and at this point Newt will be around twenty-seven years old,” Biehn confirmed. “I know that every actress in Hollywood is going to want to play this one, it’s really a passing of the torch between Sigourney and this younger actress who would play Newt.”

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