I’ve had the thought of an Alien 5 movie coming our way in the back of my mind for a few days now. Just earlier today I was on the subway scrolling through the concept art thinking how awesome it would be to see Sigourney play Ripley again. Each entry into the alien saga is so unique and much different in style, seeing how her character developed was always one of my favorite parts. We get to see her develop from the lone survivor of the Nostromo to the heroine-mother figure, to damaged but determined to win no matter what, then back from the dead action star ready to take down anything in her way.
The rumors are that Alien 5 is going to take place between Aliens and Alien 3 (or Ali3n, if you must). Its obvious why these rumors are surfacing from the concept art that has been showing up lately.
This raises so many questions.
My first question would be why between Aliens and Alien 3? Why have this movie set between the second and third movie? I speculate that this is because of the backlash toward killing off Hicks before the third act, and Newt too for that matter. The bond that those three characters made in the third film could be explored more? I can see how people were turned off from Alien 3 since it was a completely different direction than Aliens, however I like that each movie has a different tone. Ripley faces a new challenge in each film and seeing her face the tragedy of their deaths, and facing “the beast” again on her own makes Alien 3 all the more interesting to me. To be honest, I have only watched the director’s cut the last few times so I can’t recall what the theatrical release didn’t have, BUT dare I say I enjoy Alien3 more than Aliens? I think it has more substance and even after watching it 100 times I discover something new or look at a scene in a different light.
Why not have the movie fall after the last movie? The ending of Alien Resurrection would be very easy to pick up and continue on earth or wherever they would be after the events that occured in that movie.
My next question is how? It has been almost THIRTY years since Aliens and almost 25 years since Alien 3. I know technology can make the actors look younger, or the story can be maniuplated to make this work…but could it work?
This leads into the question of how this will affect the story line? We already know what has happened between Aliens and Alien 3. An alien was onboard, it impregnated Ripley and caused a crash that killed Newt and Hicks….enter Alien 3. Will this movie alter that and show that something else actually happened that Ripley couldn’t remember? Will this movie completely alter the story line and disregard the third and fourth movie? I think that is the only direction that would make me upset. I really want this to work in the time line and how all of the events play out, all the way to the very end when she shoves the baby alien out of the window lol.
Do I sound paranoid that they are going to change the story line of the Alien saga? Lol. I am a bit paranoid I think! But maybe the rumors are completely wrong and Alien 5 truly will be the 5th in line and the Hicks that we see in the concept art is just an android like Ash, Bishop, Call and David.
Speaking of David. Us Alien fans are getting a double treat (I think) with the production of Prometheus 2 (probably) happening at the same time! I’m going to post about that soon. Maybe later today lol.