Neill Blomkamp may no longer be making a direct sequel to Aliens, but he is making a direct sequel to RoboCop titled RoboCop Returns. But while he had big names lined up for the Alien movie like Michael Biehn and Sigourney Weaver, it appears the star of RoboCop will not be returning.
According to SuperBroMovies:
Although the project is still in its early stages, Neill Blomkamp’s RoboCop Returns is already gearing up to be one hell of a ride. There’s only one issue, franchise star Peter Weller isn’t interested in returning to the titular role, the actor’s representatives confirmed to SuperBroMovies.
Some had thought that Weller had grown out of his ‘shit on the movie that made me’ phase when he in recent years began talking fondly of RoboCop again and that this might be a good sign of him returning. It appears not though; Peter Weller is too good for RoboCop.