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Ridley Scott wanted to brutally kill off Ripley in Alien

04.03.2017by: Mike Sprague

Ellen Ripley is one of the great final girls of all-time. She has survived more run-ins with that xenomorph than any other character. All while saving children and kitty cats along the way. But it almost wasn't that way...

While out promoting ALIEN: COVENANT, director Ridley Scott talked to Entertainment Weekly. EW asked Ridley Scott about an ending he proposed that would have meant a different fate for Ripley.

Ridley Scott on the alternate ALIEN ending:

I thought that the alien should come in, and Ripley harpoons it and it makes no difference, so it slams through her mask and rips her head off.”

Jesus. 

Thank God when Ridley Scott pitched this idea to 20th Century Fox they turned that shite down quick, fast, and in a hurry. Scott on the call to the studio:

The first executive from Fox arrived on set within 14 hours, threatening to fire me on the spot. So we didn’t do that [ending].” 

Dude. Again, thank God they didn't go with that ending. I'm all for bleak and horrific endings but in hindsight, I know this ending would have denied the universe of ALIENS. And to a lesser degree ALIEN 3.

ALIEN: RESURRECTION can kiss my ass.

What do you think of Ridley Scott's idea? I'm pretty sure no one out there thinks it was a good idea, again, in hindsight. But maybe there is someone who thought ALIENS was lame and wouldn't have minded a more brutal ending to the series and Ellen Ripley.

Scott's new alien movie ALIEN: COVENANT hits May 19th.

This looks like a yearbook picture.

Extra Tidbit: Seriously, that basketball scene in ALIEN: RESURRECTION was a terrible idea.
Source: EW

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