Upated: Blomkamp’s Alien Movie Is A Prequel? – ManlyMovie

Upated: Blomkamp’s Alien Movie Is A Prequel?


Updated: Sources have told The Wrap that the events that will be featured in the story of Neill Blomkamp’s Alien film will be set narratively after the events of Prometheus 2 – which is apparently still very much in the works.  So how is that going to work?  Sigourney Weaver is who Blomkamp has been talking most about including and well, she’s kinda old to appear as 1979 Ripley again.  Also remember Ripley is approximately the same age in Alien3 as Alien 1.


I got several emails on this overnight, so thanks to those who sent this in.

A while back according Neil Blomkamp, director of District 9 and Elysium, he was actually working on a fifth Alien movie and he posted concept art for it on his Instagram account. The most interesting picture was a drawing of an older Ripley and Cpl. Hicks, the latter with a badly scarred face from his showdown with ‘the things’ in Aliens.

Now Blomkamp has updated followers with this: “So I think it’s officially my next film”.  Woah, never thought I’d see the day, much less with Michael Biehn returning.  This raises so many questions… what does it mean for the Prometheus sequel?  And what does it mean for Alien3 and Resurrection?  Obviously, Hicks and Ripley died in those movies, Hicks at least.

Many years ago around 1999-2000, a fifth Alien movie titled ‘The Gates of Hell’ was on the cards but fell through.  Although who knows if this will actually be the ‘fifth’, it could well be the third, with the other two movies retconned.  Either way, between this and Shane Black working on another Predator movie, things are looking good gentlemen… we’re alright!