Rejoice, Hicksters! Michael Biehn Says He’s In for Alien 5

Plus Sigourney Weaver being a goddess, as per ushe.

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In a SkyMovies interview released last week, Chappie director Neill Blomkamp hinted that his upcoming Alien movie might retcon the franchise, saying “I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of Aliens. So it’s, Alien, Aliens, this movie.”

When asked to elaborate on how some of the less-reputable Alien films will influence the series as it moves forward, Blomkamp and Weaver took some time on the Chappie red carpet to talk about how their new project will fit in with previous installments:

So Blomkamp won’t be “undoing” Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection, but all signs do point to him bringing back at least one character from their untimely demise. At Pensacola Comic Con last weekend, Michael Biehn was allegedly asked by a Reddit user if he planned to join the Alien 5 cast, “to which he replied, ‘Looks like it!’ and smiled.”

That’s hardly an official confirmation, but considering Hicks also featured in Blomkamp’s incredible Alien concept art, I suspect more details on Biehn’s involvement are forthcoming (and hey, maybe we’ll hear something about a grown-up Newt as well!). What do you think of the way Alien 5 is panning out so far?

(via GeekTyrant and io9)

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