While fans have been following Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, another film in the franchise has been quietly working away. Neil Blumkamp’s sequel stars Sigourney, who will be reprising her role as Ripley. Michael Biehn is back too, as Corporal Hicks in Alien V.
You may be scratching your head, wondering how Weaver’s character will return for the new film. According to Weaver, the film will act as a direct sequel to James Cameron’s 1986 classic. Which means Ripley and Hicks are still alive.
It’s just as if the path forks and one direction off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neil’s movie,” Weaver stated..
Alien: Covenant follows a ship bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. The crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. In the film we will witness all forms of the Xenomorphs for the first time in the series, from facehuggers to warriors.
There is no word yet who else has bee cast or what the plot is. But we will keep you posted.