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Happy Alien Day! Neil Blomkamp shares new concept art from his Alien movie… revealing another classic character is still alive

April 26th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


In celebration of Alien Day, Neill Blomkamp posted some more concept art from his version of Alien 5, which we’re still hoping we’ll see at some point despite being delayed to accommodate Ridley Scott’s Prometheus prequels/sequels/whatever the hell they are.

Anyway, Blomkamp has confirmed the return of Newt, the character who died in between Aliens and Alien 3 but Alien 5 is set to ignore 3 & 4 in favour of a new timeline, therefore explaining how she is still alive now.

Of course he has also planned on bringing back Michael Biehn’s Hicks (here) too. Interestingly, Biehn had apparently already confirmed Newt’s inclusion in the movie if it ever happens (here)

Have a look at the concept art below:

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Cheers to Squareeyed for the scoop


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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.