Neil Blomkamp was very close to shooting a sequel to Aliens. Most called it Alien 5 despite the fact that Blomkamp has said repeatedly that it is a re-imagining of Alien3. He said Alien 3 & 4 never happened. Cpl. Hicks and Lt. Ripley were also supposed to be returning, as the first concept art suggested. Now Blomkamp has released some more.
See it below. Here is what the director said a while back…
“It’s the inverse in that now I get to make the third film of the first two, which I think never happened. I think they made the first two and then went off the rails with these other ones. I wanna try as a fan to fill in that gap. It all stems from being probably one of the most ego-less directors in Hollywood and I think that that plays a big role. If you’re inward focused and narcissistic and thinking about your fans then that’s when weird shit starts happening. If you stay grounded then you can make stuff that actually is balanced and has something to say. I don’t want to give much away but what I can say confidently is that Alien and Aliens are my favourite films and where it went after Aliens was incorrect to me as a fan. I didn’t want that world, I wanted the first two and that’s what I want to go back to.”
He also hinted that he wanted to do more than one movie;
“When I started speaking to her, I just wanted to know more about the process of making the first two films. The first two are the ones that I care about. Then I started to realise there was a whole film – at least a film, if not more – that still contained Ripley, which I was really surprised by.”