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Blomkamp's ‘Alien 5’ Put on Indefinite Hold for ‘Prometheus 2’

Blomkamp's ‘Alien 5’ Put on Indefinite Hold for ‘Prometheus 2’

Every studio is hurrying to create their own shared universe, which spans multiple sequels and spinoffs. 20th Century Fox is no different. They're currently in the midst of doing this with their Marvel properties, which include X-Men and Fantastic Four. And their hope was that the world of Alien could expand. But having two Alien movies going simultaneous has only proven to confound and confuse less savvy fans of the franchise. Alien: Paradise Lost will be Ridley Scott's next film, and while it is a direct sequel to 2012's Prometheus, it will also connect to the Alien mythology in ways the first movie failed to do.

Alien: Paradise Lost will shoot in Australia at the start of 2016. Ridley Scott is currently in preproduction on the sci-fi adventure that will continue Elizabeth Shaw and android David's trip to the engineers' home planet. There, they will encounter a new xenomorph monster and another group of space travelers. And the film is said to have connections to Sigourney Weaver's iconic Ripley character. Some even believe she may be born or introduced as a baby. Alien 5, on the other hand, is set to star Sigourney Weaver as Ripley and promises to bring back Michael Biehn as Hicks, with a storyline that takes place between Aliens and Alien 3.

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Blomkamp's ‘Alien 5’ May Become 2 Movies or More

Blomkamp's ‘Alien 5’ May Become 2 Movies or More

What do you think? Should Neill Blomkamp just give us one last kick-ass ride for Ripley? Or should he stretch this into two or more movies? We've seen what can happen when an idea is stretched into 3 ivies, just look at what happened to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. While they are wondrous technical achievements, many fans will tell you they suffer from bloat, and that's never a good thing.

Alien 5 is in development .

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‘District 10’ Still Happening Says Director Neill Blomkamp

‘District 10’ Still Happening Says Director Neill Blomkamp

District 10 is in development .

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Michael Biehn May Return as Corporal Hicks in ‘Alien 5’

Michael Biehn May Return as Corporal Hicks in ‘Alien 5’

It's worth noting that the 2013 video game Alien: Colonial Marines actually alters Hicks' apparent death in Alien 3. While we don't know exactly when in the Alien timeline this new story is set, it looks like we'll get to see Ripley and Hicks fighting side by side once again in this sequel.

In related news, Reddit user Sskywarpe ran into Michael Biehn over the weekend at Pensacola Comic-Con, where the actor confirmed that he has been contacted to return in Alien 5. When asked by another fan at the con if he was going to appear in the movie, the actor stated, "Looks like it!" Obviously, this is far from any sort of official confirmation that he will star in the currently-untitled sequel, but its starting to sound like Hicks will definitely be brought back.

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Blomkamp's ‘Alien’ Movie Won't Rewrite Franchise Continuity

Blomkamp's ‘Alien’ Movie Won't Rewrite Franchise Continuity

Of course, we know absolutely nothing about the story thus far, except that it will bring back Sigourney Weaver as her iconic Ripley character. Still, since Ripley was killed in Alien 3 and brought back as a clone in Alien Resurrection, it isn't known how this new story will unfold, or where exactly it is set within the Alien timeline. The concept art illustrations also feature Aliens star Michael Biehn as Dwayne Hicks, so perhaps it could take place sometime between the original Alien and Alien 3.

Alien 5 is in development .

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Neill Blomkamp: I Messed Up ‘Elysium’!

Neill Blomkamp: I Messed Up ‘Elysium’!

What do you think about Neill Blomkamp's Elysium comments? Do you think he "f---ed it up?" Does this make you more hesitant to check out his new film Elysium next week? Of course, the filmmaker is now taking on his Untitled Alien Sequel after Chappie, so do his comments have you worried for that highly-anticipated project as well? Chime in with your thoughts below.

Elysium was released August 9th, 2013.

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Neill Blomkamp's ‘Alien’ Movie Is a Sequel to ‘Aliens’

Neill Blomkamp's ‘Alien’ Movie Is a Sequel to ‘Aliens’

Of course, if Neill Blomkamp does plan on starting a new continuity, there is nearly a 30-year gap between 1986's Aliens and now, but it isn't known exactly when this movie would take place. Are you more intrigued about this Alien Sequel now? Let us know what you think, and take a look at Neill Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver's video interview below.

Alien 5 is in development .

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Neill Blomkamp on Developing ‘Alien’ with Sigourney Weaver

Neill Blomkamp on Developing ‘Alien’ with Sigourney Weaver

One of the most surprising stories in 2015 so far is the sudden emergence of a new Alien Sequel from director Neill Blomkamp, which original Alien director Ridley Scott will produce for 20th Century Fox. The filmmaker has largely stayed away from developing projects with major studios, after he was supposed to direct a big-budget adaptation of Halo for producer Peter Jackson and 20th Century Fox. The project ultimately fell apart over creative differences with the studio, leading Neill Blomkamp to develop his first feature District 9 on his own, which would go on to earn a Best Picture nomination. He went on to direct two more sci-fi adventures, Elysium and Chappie, although he turned down several opportunities to board big-budget franchises as well, that is, until this Alien Sequel.

Unfortunately, the director wouldn't shed any light on the story, and he wouldn't confirm last week's report that the plot is reportedly set after Ridley Scott's upcoming sequel Prometheus 2, which is set for release on March 4, 2016. The filmmaker wouldn't even confirm if he has a treatment written up, or if he has started work on the screenplay. Of course, the project is still in very early stages, but hopefully we learn much more about this highly-anticipated film very soon.

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