Remember the little girl in Aliens, Newt, who Ripley had to rescue from the xenomorphs? Well, did you know there’s a massive community of people who hate her online? Shocker, huh?
Anyway, it looks like the new Aliens movie from Neill Blomkamp – no, not the Alien movie from Ridley Scott that was a Prometheus movie a few days ago, the other one – could centre around her character and be a passing of the torch affair according to actor Michael Biehn, who spoke to IconsOfFright about it: “They’re planning on bringing me (Hicks) and Newt back and at this point Newt will be around twenty-seven years old.
“I know that every actress in Hollywood is going to want to play this one, it’s really a passing of the torch between Sigourney and this younger actress who would play Newt. It would keep the franchise alive and the studios would make money, because that’s what the bottom line is now: money.
To be fair, this could work in the confines of the story… which, we know so far, will pretend Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection never happened and act as a direct sequel to James Cameron’s classic marines vs aliens flick, Aliens.
Just before we all go off into the night, thinking we know what to expect if Blomkamp’s movie ever happens, Biehn just took to his Facebook page to say that his comments were completely mis-quoted: “The press sometimes has a way of misinterpreting what is actually said. When I was interviewed and asked what my thoughts were about the Alien 5 Movie, I was SPECULATING what the Alien 5 story “might” be about. And if i did know the plot point I would certainly not reveal them before the movie was released let alone before it went into production.”
So make of it all what you will… we’re not sure how his comments could be taken out of context, especially when they seem so, well, plausible. But we’ll never truly know until we’re watching the movie on the big screen. If it ever happens.