If Peter Cushing can be brought back to life, anything is possible.
It’s no secret by now that Ridley Scott is planning a new series of prequels that will lead directly into the events of 1979’s Alien. Prometheus kicked off that universe, so to speak, and next month’s Alien: Covenant will be exploring those connections even further. At this time, the plan is for two more prequels to follow in the wake of Covenant – but will we ever see Ripley again?
In an interview found in the new issue of Empire Mag, Ridley Scott was asked about the possibility of a future Alien film using advanced digital technology to literally de-age Sigourney Weaver so that she could reprise the role of a young Ellen Ripley. In recent years, actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Douglas have been de-aged; and if any horror franchise can afford the technology, it’s definitely the Alien series. As it turns out, Scott is mulling over the idea.
Here’s the interesting excerpt from Empire:
It has been rumored that an appearance from Ripley will be teased in Alien: Covenant – some believe that Ripley is the daughter of new heroine Daniels – but even if she doesn’t appear this year, it seems very likely that we’ll be meeting up with her again in the future. After all, you can’t lead into the events of Alien without really going for it and bringing Ripley back into the fold.
Should be exciting, no matter how this all plays out!
Alien: Covenant takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.