Many fans were disappointed when Alien: Covenant direct Ridley Scott announced Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 project is never going to happen. However, there are strong rumors that producers are considering to revisit Blomkamp's narrative to release a spin-off.
While Scott is busy promoting his Prometheus sequel, speculations arise about the possibility of Alien 5. As we already know, Alien: Covenant is a prequel to the Alien franchise. The film takes place in the year 2104, and the events in the original Alien movie happen in the year 2122.
Rumors about Alien 5 started when actress Sigourney Weaver said Blomkamp already completed the script for the film. She stated that during San Diego Comic-Con International last summer. The 66-year old actress also emphasized the script contains everything that fans are looking for in the franchise.
Blomkamp's Alien 5 could be the expansion of the Alien mythology. Insiders claim the focus would no longer be on Newt, Hicks, and Ripley, but more about Androids, Engineers and the story behind creationism.
When AlloCiné reporters asked Scott about Blomkamp's project, the director said 20th Century Fox is not interested in doing the next installment. He also clarified that "there was never a script "for the film, contrary to Weaver's statement last summer.
Furthermore, Scott said Alien 5 was an idea that emerged from an unfinished "10-page pitch". He admitted that he was meant to be the producer of the movie
However, keep in mind that these are only Ridley Scott's opinions. Alien 5 is still possible depending on how Alien: Covenant performs at the box office. Fox executives may consider producing the next Alien movie to do a spin-off, much like what Disney are doing in Star Wars franchise.
If you want to get the latest updates on Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5, visit the Alien 5 forum regularly and join the discussion. With more than 34,000 community members, it is a great place to talk about the next Alien film.
Meanwhile, Blomkamp has been teasing fans about his series of experimental short film. The mysterious film has some Alien elements like gritty realism and terrifying monsters. Based on the trailer, Out Studios looks to continue Blomkamp's style of filmmaking.
Stay tuned with Gospel Herald for more updates on Alien 5 release date.
As a proof of its massive success, the Alien series has led to numerous comics, books, and video game spin-offs. The series began with the first Alien movie in 1997. It was followed by three sequels, released in 1986, 1992, and 1997.