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Why Neill Blomkamp says he's not trying to undo Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection

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Mar 2, 2015, 4:13 PM EST

A few days ago, Neill Blomkamp revealed that he was looking to make a new Alien sequel that would tie in more to Alien and Aliens, rather than Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection (which can only be a good thing, if you ask us). Well, it seems that this has made some pretty huge waves on the Internet, and Blomkamp has had to clarify his comments.

While making the rounds for his new sci-fi movie Chappie, Blomkamp told AlloCine: “I'm not trying to undo Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection. My favorites are the first two movies. I want to make a film that's connected to Alien and Aliens. That's my goal.”

It was Blomkamp’s awesome concept art that got him the green light to make this new Alien flick in the first place; THE Alien movie we’ve all wanted to see ever since director James Cameron’s Aliens blew up the screen. The other good news is that we know it’ll star Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, who should be back for the new movie (she's also starring in Chappie). Michael Biehn’s Cpl. Hicks — who bit the dust between the events of the second and third films — is also expected to appear in 20th Century Fox’s newest entry into the Alien movie franchise.

How Neill Blomkamp will manage to bring back a much older-looking Ripley and (hopefully) Hicks remains to be seen, especially without retconning the events of Alien 3 and Resurrection. How the District 9 director will manage to do that will be very interesting indeed. How do you think Neill Blomkamp can make a new Alien movie that follows Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens without undoing what happened in Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection? If it's ultimately set between the first and second flicks, for example, how can the age difference of the main characters be accounted for? Will it be an alternate timeline? Chime in with your hypothesis. 

(via Den of Geek)