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Weaver Shits On AVP, Talks ‘Alien 5’

weaverIt’s not just ManlyMovie that needs to get things off our chests when it comes to Paul W.S. Anderson.  Sigourney Weaver is, still eleven years later, upset about Alien Vs. Predator.  When asked at London Film and Comic Con today if it was her choice to have her character Ripley killed off in Alien 3, the actress replied: “Well, yes – because 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 [Aliens director] Jim Cameron said I think publically, ‘why would you want to do that?'” Weaver recalled. “It’s like making Alien meets the Wolfman.”

The actress also said that the crossover deterred franchise creator Ridley Scott from making another movie.  “In fact Ridley Scott was about to direct a third one, until this was announced, and he dropped out,” she said, “because he also wanted to do an Alien sequel.”

That job was instead taken by David Fincher, with a fourth Alien film (Alien: Resurrection) directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Scott only returning to the world he created for 2012’s prequel Prometheus. “I think it caused more problems than it was worth,” Weaver concluded.  Finally, talking about Alien 5/aka Alien 3 rebooted, Weaver noted “I’m so excited about Neill – because Neill is like you guys!” she told the Comic-Con crowd. “He broke the tapes of these movies when he was a kid, he watched them so much.  I love the fact that’s Neill’s fulfilling his childhood dream of what he hopes will be the popcorn movie, the Alien popcorn movie that he wanted as a kid to see.”