So I'm sure a lot of you have seen that Neill Blomkamp dropped concept art that he's been working on in relation to Ridley Scott's legacy. Some of it looks awesome, like this one, Ripley in a Space Jockey suit that looks like an Alien, which i can only assume is an attempt to possibly fool other Aliens?
Looks cool right? I wonder why no one thought of this before? But after the 3rd one, I'm wondering 2 things, first off, Ripley is dead in the 3rd one, and she killed the last one in the 4th one right? So where would this Queen come in?
Did Weyland Yutani send other ships to LV-426 that we don't know about, though i'm not sure how that's going to work out because the site was wiped after a 40 Megaton explosion happened at the end of Aliens? Maybe not all of the eggs were destroyed in the explosion, Bishop said the blast radius was only 30 Kilometers, That's only about 19 miles. Is it possible a couple eggs were shielded from the blast? Or maybe there were other eggs on the planet that no one knew about? But then there's the derelict ship, shown here in what could be a Weyland Yutani building?
The only way this would work is if the ship was well out of the blast radius. Which is possible, i don't remember if they said how far out the ship was from the main complex?
and here is the Weyland Yutani HQ building, could the derelict be stored in there? I suppose that would make sense if the Aliens were somehow on Earth. But here's the picture i really want explained
Ripley and Hicks. How did they get to Earth? They were on the Sulaco, leaving LV-426, and headed back to earth when their cryo-tube section was ejected and crashed on Fiorina 'Fury' 161, the prison-inmate run refinery. Hicks was dead on impact. So unless this movie happens between Alien 3 and Alien:Resurrection, then something isn't going to make a whole lot of sense. I suppose cloning could explain this one away, but why would Hicks still have scars from Acid if he was a clone? Glitch in the DNA maybe?
Though, setting my own fanatical geeky obsession for the Alien franchise aside, the concept art is amazing. It looks like it could be an awesome addition to the series. And with it being Hollywood i'm sure they'd figure out a way to iron out the conflicting details that i've mentioned here, and they'd probably do it better than I have.
I honestly don't see this movie being made, as much as the fan-base would jump at the chance to see a decent Alien sequel (sorry Alien 3 and Resurrection, you were missing something), I think we're more likely to see a Prometheus sequel than another Alien movie. What do you think? Would you rather see this Alien movie? or a Prometheus sequel? A reboot of the franchise? or something else entirely?