When we think about the Alien movie franchise, we think about Ellen Ripley, the super bad-ass Alien-butt kicking heroine we all grew to know and love. And we don't know about you, but we always sort of felt that Ripley's story was left a bit unfinished ... and so (still) does Sigourney Weaver.
In an interview with Moviefone, the actress weighed in on the (small) chance of seeing Ripley kicking some alien butt again, even though the actress is now more than willing to reprise her pop-culture iconic role from the Alien saga again:
I doubt it just because the way the industry is. While I can't speak for them, I think for Fox, once you're sixty, you're not going to be starring in an action movie. I think it's too bad that that's the case. I would have liked to do one last story where we go back to the planet, where Ripley's history is resolved. But I do feel like her story is unfinished.
I love the way the story has evolved, that every few years there's another voyage into that universe with another wonderful young director. And certainly I'm blessed with lots of different wonderful jobs, so I'm not sitting at home ruminating about all of that. If I was really caught up in it, I would find a logical story and try to get them behind it, but she may just be left circling earth.
I could definitely kick that alien's ass again. [Ripley]'s a smart hero, it's the way she thinks.
Amen to that. But do you think it's possible we'll ever see Sigourney Weaver return as Ellen Ripley? Or do you think that with Ridley Scott's Prometheus (that Alien-non-Alien prequel of sorts) coming up, chances are now too slim for that to ever happen?