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Ridley Scott Says Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 Won't Happen

Image: Alien (1979)
Image: Alien (1979)

Not only won’t happen, Scott says it was never that close to happening. His Covenant and whatever comes after it will be the only development in the Alien universe for a while.


Answering a question from Allocine, Scott was asked if Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 would ever happen and his answer was “I don’t think, so no.”


In the video embedded above, Scott also says, “There was never a script. It was an idea which was evolved on, I think, a ten-page pitch. And I was meant to be a producer on that, and it didn’t evolve. Fox decided that they didn’t want to do it. so that was it. I think I had already done Prometheus and I was already planning Covenant, so dunno.”

Now, of course, Fox could always change its mind. But even Blomkamp thinks the chances of the movie getting made are “slim.” So kiss goodbye to Ripley’s return and wave hello to what will probably be another Prometheus sequel.

We’ve reached out to Fox for comment and will update if we hear anything back.

[via Coming Soon]


Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Thayder, SJW

Sorry I was much more interested in Blomkamps’ story than the piece of shit that Ridley will vomit. Prometheus was one of THE stupidest science fiction films I have ever seen. I have zero faith that Prometheus 2: Xenomorph Boogaloo will be any better.