Michael Biehn Talks Return Of Newt In Neill Blomkamp’s Alien
Prior to Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, a while back saw director Neill Blomkamp take to Instagram to reveal concept art for a new Alien movie he has been working on.
However, once Ridley Scott decided to do the sequel to Prometheus, Blomkamp's Alien movie got placed on the backburner. The good news is that it's still suppose to happen, which will see Sigourney Weaver returning to the role of Ripley as well as Michael Biehn returning as Hicks.
Now in a recent interview with Forbes, Michael Biehn talks the return of Newt, who Blomkamp first revealed in conept art for "Alien Day," and also the direction he thinks the franchise will take.
“[Neill] tweeted out some pictures of me, he said he’s going take the third and fourth film and act like they never happened and things blew up,” said Biehn. “It looked like it was all go and then Ridley Scott decided that he was going to do a second and third film in the Prometheus series, but Sigourney says they are still doing their project. I think it would be very embarrassing to Fox if they don’t give Sigourney the movie that she really wants to go out on. I don’t know when it’s going to happen but I know it’s going to happen and I know I’m going to be in it and there’s going to be a new Newt, she’s going to be about 26 or 27 and looks a lot like Jennifer Lawrence to me but I don’t know. Maybe there’ll be a passing of whatever and then the franchise can move on so they can make more money because that’s what it’s all about.”