Details are still scarce on Ridley Scott's plans for his Alien prequel, but Sigourney Weaver has laid one bit of speculation to rest: we won't be seeing her xenomorph-blasting heroine Ripley this time around.
MTV News tracked down Weaver at Comic Con, and asked her whether she would be involved in the upcoming Alien film, to which Weaver replied that she couldn't imagine an appearance by Ripley:
Just this winter, Weaver was talking about the possibility of a Ripley-centric movie with no Aliens, so it's a relief to hear once and for all that we'll be getting back to the Xenomorphs. And, as awesome a character as Ripley (at least the original Ripley) was, it's probably time for her to step aside and let other characters show off their Alien-killing chops. Hopefully, this is just one of many signs that Scott is genuinely looking to tell an interesting story set in this universe, rather than simply milking the franchise.