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Sigourney Weaver Talks Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Movie, Big Changes for Ripley

It ain't easy being a space queen.


While at London Film and Comic-Con on Monday, Sigourney Weaver shared some belated thoughts on Alien vs Predator, as well as hints about what fans can expect from Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming Alien movie.

The actress described how she felt upon finding out that AvP would be joining the franchise:

I heard that Fox was gonna do Alien vs Predator, which really depressed me because I was very proud of the movies.

I’ve nothing against building a movie on a video game, but at the time it was, as Jim Cameron said, I think publicly, ‘Why would you want to do that’? It’s like making Alien meets the Wolfman.’

[…] I think it caused more problems than it was worth.

By contrast, Weaver has been very public about her enthusiasm for the upcoming addition to the franchise, which she says might see Ripley getting a much-deserved happy ending: “Well — it’s certainly something we’ve discussed. I agree, she’s had kind of a crap life. Many interruptions.”

What do you think, friends? What do you envision for Ellen Ripley?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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