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Alien 5 was a planned film in the Alien series.

Plot

The movie would have taken place about 30 years after Aliens and would have included a acid-scarred Hicks, Ellen Ripley and Newt as a grown woman. [1]


Production

In early 2015, it was confirmed that Neill Blomkamp would direct the fifth Alien film, which would act as a direct sequel to Aliens. Ridley Scot cancelled the film project in May 2017.[2]

Why It Was Cancelled

  1. Both Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection were flops and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences.
  2. The Alien franchise was rendered dead after the failure of Resurrection.

Result

  • The film was permanently cancelled.
  • In 2017, Fox released Alien Covenant.

References

  1. Alien vs. Predator Central - The Alternate Fates of Hicks and Newt
  2. Whatculture 18 October 2017 - 14 Announced Movies That Thankfully Got Cancelled
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