Sigourney Weaver on the Alien films, reprising Ripley

News Simon Brew 3 Jun 2014 - 06:26

Ellen Ripley's adventures may not be done, teases Sigourney Weaver as she discussed the Alien movies...

Sigourney Weaver was one of the attendees at the Hero Complex Film Festival over the weekend, and she took part in a Q&A between screenings of Ridley Scott's original Alien and James Cameron's follow-up, Aliens. And inevitably, she was asked a lot about the character of Ellen Ripley.

"Had we done a fifth one, I don't doubt that her humanity would have prevailed", Weaver told the assembled crowd. "I do feel like there is more story to tell". And that tease of a possible return was extended further, when she said that "I feel a longing from fans for the story to be finished", adding that "I could imagine a situation where we finish telling the story".

Alien: Resurrection, however, isn't the easiest place to pick the adventures of Ripley up from, and the immediate future of the Alien saga lies with Prometheus 2, which may well be the film that joins the first Prometheus movie up with the original Alien film. After that? Ellen Ripley may return, but it feels like a long shot...

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