Sigourney Weaver Thinks Aliens 5 Is Possible
Sigourney Weaver, who played the iconic heroine Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series, was a guest of honor at the Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood held this past weekend. In addition to going in depth about Ripley's nature, describing her as an "existential hero," Weaver suggested that a fifth Alien film isn't entirely out of the question. "Had we done a fifth one, I don't doubt that her humanity would have prevailed," Weaver said "I do feel like there is more story to tell…I feel a longing from fans for the story to be finished. I could imagine a situation where we finish telling the story." Weaver last played Ripley in Alien Ressurection. Joss Whedon, who wrote Alien Resurrection, had also written a script for a fifth Alien film set on Earth, but Weaver disliked the setting and so the script was scrapped. The series has since received a prequel in the form of Prometheus, which has its own sequel planned, and crossed over with the Predator films in Alien vs. Predator. Cameron was rumored to have been working on a script for Alien 5, but there has been no official word on a sequel to continue Ripley's story.