Could Bill Paxton be making a dramatic return to the Alien franchise? In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Aliens actor admits he hadn’t heard about Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 sequel but is eager to return to the series to play Hudson again if Michael Biehn returns to play Corporal Hicks: “Maybe,” said Paxton. “I mean, if you’re going to bring Hicks back, you’ve got to have Hudson!”. It seems incredibly unlikely to me considering Hudson was dragged away under a grate by a xenomorph and with no way of escaping LV-426. In Aliens: Colonial Marines, his body was actually found by a marine from the USS Sephora cocooned to the walls but games aren’t exactly considered canon.
But hey, if Blomkamp is willing to retcon Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, anything is certainly possible. As well as playing Hudson in Aliens, Paxton, who just turned 60 a few days ago, played Lambert in Predator 2 and was rumoured to make a cameo appearance in AvP Requiem but wanted more money than the producers were willing to pay. As of right now, we still don’t officially know whether or not Michael Biehn is signed on or not to do Blomkamp’s Alien 5. Thanks to Adam802 for the news.