Sigourney Weaver open to playing Ripley again in another Alien movie
While making an appearance at the Hero Complex Film Festival, Sigourney Weaver revealed she is interested in reprising her iconic role from the ALIEN series, and talked about what a fifth ALIEN flick might look like. The actress took part in a Q & A after a double feature screening of Ridley Scott's ALIEN and James Cameron's ALIENS, and Weaver says she believes Ellen Ripley's story isn't finished yet.
I feel after going to a couple of these Comic Cons and meeting so many fans who are so passionate about the series, passionate about Ripley — that there’s more story to tell; but I don’t know how to do that. I don’t think Alien belongs on Earth popping out of a haystack, which is where I was afraid it was going to go. I feel it should take place in the far reaches of the universe where no one in their right mind would go. There are very few filmmakers that I can think of that I would want to entrust this to. But I can think of a couple… I feel there’s a longing in certain groups of fans when I meet them for the story to be finished because we really left it up in the air and I feel a bit badly about that because I was part of that decision making process. I didn’t want to make four and five in a bundle. I think it’s hard to make these films all in a big lump. You need time to sort of let things resonate so I can imagine a situation where we could at least finish telling her story. I think that would be very satisfying at least to me — although I haven’t done anything about it; but I can understand why that could happen and I certainly know young filmmakers who are interested in doing that. So we’ll just have to see what happens.
There have been talks of a fifth ALIEN movie for years, however many assumed it was probably dead because of Ridley Scott's ALIEN prequel PROMETHEUS and the planned sequel. Obviously Sigourney Weaver talking about wanting to play Ripley again doesn't mean ALIEN 5 will definitely happen, but perhaps there is some life left in the project.
Would you be interested in ALIEN 5 with Sigourney Weaver back as Ripley, and who do you think should be behind the camera for the potential fifth film?