Sigourney Weaver Casts Doubts On Return To ‘Alien’ Franchise

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Alien actress Sigourney Weaver has cast serious doubt on a return to the role of Ellen Ripley in the longrunning franchise.

Sigourney Weaver of course first appeared in the Alien franchise as the film’s main character Ellen Ripley and the only one to survive the events of the film. She would go on to reprise the role in Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien: Resurrection. Since her final appearance as the character in 1997, the franchise has gone in a wildly different direction with a crossover with the Predator in the Alien vs Predator films and the prequel/reboot films Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Unfortunately for fans, Ellen Ripley is not likely to return to the franchise anytime soon.

While speaking to Empire, Sigourney Weaver cast serious doubt on a potential return to the role for a future Alien film:

“I don’t know. Ridley has gone in a different direction. Maybe Ripley has done her bit. She deserves a rest.”

What do you all think of Sigourney Weaver’s words? Would you like to see Ellen Ripley return to the franchise? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the plot synopsis for the latest film in the franchise, Alien: Covenant:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Directed by Ridley Scott from a script written by John Logan and Dante Harper, the film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby.

Alien: Covenant is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content!

Source: Empire


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