Could Sigourney Weaver Be Coming Back In Alien’s Reboot?
One of the most iconic characters in cinematic history is Sigourney Weaver’s turn as Ellen Ripley in the Alien films and in what is sure to be fantastic news for filmgoers, we may see her reprise the role once again!. According to a recent piece in small_screen.co.uk, rumors are beginning to circulate the Disney is considering bringing Weaver back for an Alien reboot.
This wouldn’t seem too out of the ordinary considering that Weaver is currently in production on another Fox film franchise that Disney acquired- Avatar which will have at least three more films released in the decade ahead.
We also know that Weaver was originally slated to be in another Alien movie that Neill Blomkamp (District 9) was reportedly working on. Concept art even came out for the film which got fans excited. However as Small Screen UK tells us, the project ended up getting dropped with Fox eventually moving forward with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant..
According to Disney insider Daniel Richtman, Disney investors are pushing to have Weaver reprise her role and to have Disney prioritize another Alien film. No word yet on whether Weaber would be keen to jump back into Ripley’s shoes however she did play the character in Aliens, Aliens 3 and Alien Resurrection.
This story comes hot on the heels of recent reports that Ridley Scott has an upcoming Alien film in the works that isn’t connect with Prometheus or Covenant. This is a story that we’ll continue to follow closely. Readers are encouraged to keep checking in with us for further news and updates.
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