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Neill Blomkamp clairifies statement, says his ALIEN movie will NOT ignore existing continuity

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One of the big stories of yesterday was the fact that Neill Blomkamp and star Sigourney Weaver alluded heavily to the fact that the South African born director’s planned Alien film will be a direct sequel (the “genetic sibling”, as Blomkamp put it) to Aliens, ignoring the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. This of course promptly broke the internet in half. But it appears that we may just have misunderstood. Apparently misunderstood so badly, that if you were to go back to that original video where Blomkamp and Weaver discussed this, you’ll find that you can no longer watch it as it’s been made private.

So what’s the real deal? Blomkamp clarified his statements to French movie site AlloCine (via ComingSoon), saying that he’s not trying to ignore the existing continuity.

And if you can’t view the video, here’s the relevant quote from Blomkamp:

“I’m not trying to undo ‘Alien 3′ or ‘Alien Resurrection… My favorites are the first two movies. I want to make a film that’s connected to ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens’. That’s my goal.”

As I was one of the people who was not too pleased with Blomkamp pulling a Superman Returns and ditching the events of the third and fourth films, you would think that I would now be breathing a sigh of relief. Problem is, I’m now too busy scratching my head trying to puzzle out just how this whole thing will work now. The concept art that got Blomkamp this gig, clearly shows Michael Biehn’s character Hicks – who was unceremoniously killed at the start of Alien 3 – being alive again, as well as a very young-looking Ellen Ripley, probably before she jumped into a giant furnace to kill herself. This fed straight into the idea of this movie being a direct sequel to Aliens.

But if Blomkamp is not ignoring the later movies’ continuity, then how the hell does this all fit together now? Just exactly where in the timeline does this take place, and in what way is it connected to the first two films? Let the speculation begin!

PS: If they turn out to be clones again a la Alien: Resurrection, I’m going to be pissed.

PPS: If Blomkamp pulls a Star Trek and tosses out an alternate timeline, I’m REALLY going to be pissed.

Last Updated: February 27, 2015


  1. I must say there is one benefit about having being prepared for disappointment over this since his concept art originally came out, none of this can totally break my heart now. As much as I love Hicks, there’s just very few ways to bring him back without making it BLEEEEEEH and/or ignoring 3, which tsek haters, should not be done. So, prepared I shall be. I will not hate on this, I will not trash it. I will just harden my little heart.


  2. Lourens Corleone

    February 27, 2015 at 10:05

    I don’t know, who really cares if they are clones?


  3. Captain JJ the crafter

    February 27, 2015 at 10:26

    I would hope they stick to the continuity.


  4. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 27, 2015 at 10:30

    Don’t worry Kervyn, it won’t be anything like that. It’ll turn out that those movies were a dream sequence. *run*


  5. RinceThis

    February 27, 2015 at 10:36

    It’s SO obvious Kerv! Duh!


    • Skyblue

      February 27, 2015 at 13:52

      Gawd that movie hurt my head


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