It was just two weeks ago that our own Mike Ryan spoke with Neill Blomkamp and Blomkamp indicated a “high possibility” that he would make a new Alien movie. That possibility shifted to pretty much confirmed and is now fact. Not only is it confirmed, but it will be a direct sequel to Aliens. Meaning this film will essentially pretend that Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection never happened — something a lot of us like to do anyway.
In an interview with Sky Movies (promoting the soon-to-be-released Chappie), Blomkamp said he wants his upcoming film to feel like the “genetic sibling” to James Cameron’s classic. “So, it’s Alien, Aliens, this movie,” he said, referring to his ideal canonic timeline.
Alien franchise star Sigourney Weaver added “I would love to take Ripley from orbiting around in space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story.
Does this mean Newt might survive this new movie? We’ll see.