Ridley Scott Still Wants To See A Younger Ripley In ‘Alien’ Prequels

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While Alien: Covenant wasn’t exactly the biggest hit in the franchise’s history, it seems to have been successful enough that Fox is still willing to move forward with more installments in the franchise. Director Ridley Scott explains that there’s one thing he’d really like to see in order to tie the new movies back to the originals: a younger version of his original protagonist, Ellen Ripley.

A fan recently got a few minutes to talk with Ridley Scott and shared his interview via Instagram. Said fan asked Scott about whether or not he was still interested in bringing Sigourney Weaver back to play a younger version of Ellen Ripley (something he stated could be done by digitally de-aging the actress), and he responded with the following:

Alien: Covenant is still playing in theaters. The movie’s cast includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, and James Franco.

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‘Alien Covenant:’ 5 Things That Worked, 5 Things That Didn’t

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This past weekend, Alien: Covenant hit theaters. Ridley Scott’s follow-up to Prometheus, the Alien prequel continued to tell tales before the events of the Nostromo crew. This time, the crew of the Covenant, a colonization crew responds to a distress signal and finds even more terrifying things. We here at Heroic Hollywood thought the film was a valiant effort, but did not live up to Ridley Scott’s classic film and was overall a C+. Like Prometheus, Alien: Covenant was a divisive film, even amongst hardcore fans. The mixed reviews did not stop theatergoers from going to see the latest installment as the film was the number one movie this past weekend, dethroning Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. So, there’s still a lot of love for this franchise.

As stated before, the film was a divisive one. It did capture some of the horrors that the franchise desperately needed. It also did not correct the mistakes of the previous film, and in fact once again raised more questions than it answered. Even if you thought it was a flawed film, there were a lot of good things to take in with the bad. Here are some of the good and bad in Alien: Covenant. SPOILERS GALORE!! Click Next to take a look…

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.