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Sigourney Weaver will always be synonymous with her iconic role as Ellen Ripley in the ALIEN franchise, Weaver appeared in all 4 films in the series and has revealed that she would be open to coming back for a fifth appearance!

She said the following:

"There's more story to tell. I feel there's a longing in certain groups of fans when I meet them for the story to be finished because we really left it up in the air and I feel a bit badly about that because I was part of that decision making process. I didn't want to make four and five in a bundle. I think it's hard to make these films all in a big lump. You need time to sort of let things resonate so I can imagine a situation where we could at least finish telling her story."

Alien and Aliens are my two favorite horror films of all time, I hold those films very close to my heart (I try to forget about 3 & 4) so of course I get a little excited when Sigourney Weaver said she'd like to return to the franchise! The Alien franchise was Ripley's story, it was all about her. But I've become a bit smarter now and so I know when an actor says they'd like to do a role, it doesn't really mean anything in most cases.

I'd love to see her return but I'm not even sure if Fox want to do an Alien 5. We know a Prometheus 2 is coming so it looks like they might just stick with that new story instead of going back to the old one. I love what she said because it shows that she really does care about those movies and cares about the fans but I don't think it means anything.

I am really in the mood to re-watch Alien and Aliens now after these comments but that doesn't matter. What does matter is what do you guys think of Weaver's comments, do you think they should do an Alien 5 with Signourney Weaver or just leave the four movies as they are? Sound off below!


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