Sigourney Weaver On ‘Alien’ Sequel: ‘Let Ripley Rest’

The other day, we asked Sigourney Weaver to comment on any similarities that might exist between Ellen Ripley, the butt-kicking heroin from “Alien” and its sequels, and Dr. Grace Augustine, her new character from “Avatar.”

But while we’re geared up for Sigourney’s newest, we couldn’t help but wonder more about her first big-screen role, especially given recent rumors that director Ridley Scott had an idea for another “Alien” film. So, will we ever see Ripley again?

“The last time [Ridley and I] saw each other we talked about it. The character is still interesting [and] I’d love to work with Ridley again,” Weaver said, raising our hopes to their absolute apex before immediately dashing them against the rocks of reality. “But Fox has effectively killed it because of ‘Alien vs. Predator.’ What else can you do with the creature? You can take the situation, you can go back to where they came from.

“To play someone who ages a couple hundred years was fascinating,” she added. “[But] let [Ripley] rest.”

See that Fox? You see? You could have had Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott. Instead you got Sanaa Lathan and Paul W.S. Anderson. Shame, Fox. May life be short else shame be too long. I hate you.

Still, it’s fun to muse. What do you think a fifth Alien movie could have been about? Would it have been something you would have looked forward to if it was Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver? Sound off below.