Disney Reportedly Developing Young Ripley Alien Movie

Disney Reportedly Developing Young Ripley Alien Movie
If you were to ask every fan of sci-fi cinema to list the genre’s ten most iconic characters, at least 99% of them would mention Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley. In fact, a lot of people thought that the Alien franchise couldn’t succeed without its legendary figurehead, and while they were definitely correct in the case of the Alien vs. Predator crossovers, Ridley Scott’s prequels Prometheus and Covenant still did a solid job in expanding the mythology.

Of course, Weaver was once poised to reprise her career-defining role in District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s movie that would have disregarded the third and fourth installments to act as a direct sequel to James Cameron’s Aliens, with Michael Biehn also set to return as Hicks. The studio ultimately favored Scott’s vision in the end, though, causing the proposed Alien 5 to drift off into the vast abyss of development hell.
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