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There were supposed to be sequels to Alien Resurrection. Sometime after the release of Alien: Resurrection, Joss Whedon had written a script for Alien 5 where the story took place on Earth.


Unknown. They would likely be taking place on Earth.

Why They Were Cancelled[]

  1. Despite having a critical improvement over the third film, Alien Resurrection wasn't well received by critics, audience or fans alike, as it received mixed reviews like Alien 3.
  2. In addition, the sequels were cancelled after Resurrection underperformed at the box-office.
  3. Sigourney Weaver was not interested in the setting for the films, but has remained open to reprising her role as Ellen Ripley for a fifth installment on the condition that she likes the story.


  • Alien Resurrection is the first (and only) Resurrection movie to be released and both of the sequels for Resurrection were ultimately abandoned.
  • The crossover series arrived in 2004 with Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem in 2007. Both films were not well-received by critics or audiences.
  • It spawned two prequels to the Alien films that were directed by Ridley Scott which were Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.


  • James Cameron had been collaborating on the plot for a fifth Alien film with another writer.