Although there aren’t any hard and fast deets out there concerning Ridley Scott’s prequel to “Alien,” I’ve got my fingers crossed for a female badass to rival Sigourney Weaver’s iconic Ripley. Since Weaver has stated publicly she doesn’t think Ripley could be part of an “Alien” prequel, I have a few suggestions as to who could fulfill the role of cinema’s favorite alien-killing, kitty-saving, space-feminist.
Remember when Angelina Jolie wasn’t the second coming of Mother Theresa? Back when she was playing batty and tough ladies in flicks like “Hackers,” “Foxfire,” “Gia,” “Girl, Interrupted,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds,” “The Bone Collector,” and yes, the pneumatic Lara Croft, she had looks and muscles that could kill. Perhaps Angie could get in touch with her roots by going back to what made her famous. Not her off-screen nuttiness turned saintliness. That other stuff she did: kicking some booty.
Hit it back here tomorrow for a very special treatment for our final kickass lady and an alternative viewpoint on this “Alien” prequel from freelancing saint Josh Wigler.