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Aliens 5 will be a … mid-quel? So says Sigourney Weaver

Lost in all of the hoopla of 30th anniversary celebrations this year is the fact that James Cameron’s Aliens also turns 30 … on July 18 in fact. So it’s only natural that the media is pressing for news on the long expected Aliens 5. Well, happy birthday, here it is.

Star Sigourney Weaver is telling people that Aliens 5 will be a “mid-quel.” That is, the movie will pick up the storyline with the end of 1986's Aliens and pretty much ignore 1992’s Alien 3 and 1997’s Alien: Resurrection. Think of it as the Alien version of Star Wars: Rogue One.

Director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) is slated to helm Aliens 5 while James Cameron is off making 50 sequels to Avatar.

Discussing Aliens’ anniversary with Entertainment Weekly, Sigourney said: “It’s just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill’s movie.”

Expect a few more rumors and spoilers to fly soon when the Aliens cast reunites for San Diego’s Comic-Con on July 23.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:44am]


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