Neill Blomkamp caused quite a stir when his concept for a sequel to Aliens hit the internet. It seemed that Blomkamp’s film would happen for a while alongside Ridley Scott’s return to the franchise. Blomkamp’s film was set to follow Prometheus 2, but then that film changed to Alien: Covenant. This should’ve raised a few alarms.
The film has always stood on shakey ground, even with Sigourney Weaver throwing in her support. Now Blomkamp himself is casting doubt on the film ever seeing the light of day. A fan’s question on Twitter let the Chappie director offer a one word answer on the film’s status:
This shouldn’t be surprising for fans. There’s no reason for another film with Covenant going all in including Xenomorphs. The good news is now Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection might still survive to remain part of the series canon. This isn’t the most pleasing thing for fans, but some happen to enjoy the silliness of Resurrection.
None of this means the end for the project, though. Blomkamp isn’t going anywhere. And the franchise is sure to carry on in some form after Ridley Scott finishes his films. By that point, we could be ready for a return to the action-packed version introduced by James Cameron. Definitely a better choice than another Alien Vs. Predator film.