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Bill Paxton Wants Hudson to Return in Blomkamp’s Alien 5

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.

Hudson &, Vasquez Bill Paxton Wants Hudson to Return in Blomkamp's Alien 5

Hudson & Vasquez

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.



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  1. AliensMad
    Also alot of Neil Bloomkamps pictures he drew seemed to give a big inclusion of company involvment which adds to a possible company idea in bringing back Hudson.
  2. AliensMad
    Ok, idea for possible Hudson return, may need some kind of tweeking but here goes, and its just an idea. Hicks says in a conversation, 17 days till rescue? But the company sent them on this suicide mission and MAY have followed them to LV426. Hiding and waiting for Burke to do good on his promise and deliver an impregenated and cryo sleeping Ripley and Newt. The rest of the surviving marines would have been, as mentioned, jetisoned in their cryotubes. Ok, plan starts to go wrong for Burke after Hicks says...lets waste him, no offence. This is when the aliens attack, give Burke enough distrraction to send a signal or message to say plans gone wrong.  The companyt in their ship near the planet in hiding send down a decret team, only 1 alive is Hudson, either with or without an alien in him, and they take him back to base. Ok, this is just a rough idea but what does everyone think?
  3. The Alien Predator
    It should also bring back Kane.

    No explanation as to why he has a giant hole in his chest, just put him in it since he has "first hand experience" and could be really useful in providing information about how it feels to be chest bursted. Hey, it would make for a good motivational speech!
  4. whiterabbit
    No, Hudson is an immortal descendant of the engineers!

    We're all destined to become immortal descendants of the Engineers!  :P

    Behold our greatness! *Drinks Black Goo*

    That's how Hudson made it through, he found a Engineer soda can, popped it open while being dragged by Aliens and quickly took a sip of the holy life creating, ever mutating fluid.

    Then the Aliens turned and faced him, and it was their turn to realize that it was "game over man, game over".

    (They did dig his new bald shiny head though, reminded them of themselves.)

    Thanks to Hudson, a new peace was brokered between Engineer descended bald head humanity and all of Alienkind.
    Next stop: Earth.
  5. The Alien Predator
    No, Hudson is an immortal descendant of the engineers!

    We're all destined to become immortal descendants of the Engineers!  :P

    Behold our greatness! *Drinks Black Goo*

    That's how Hudson made it through, he found a Engineer soda can, popped it open while being dragged by Aliens and quickly took a sip of the holy life creating, ever mutating fluid.

    Then the Aliens turned and faced him, and it was their turn to realize that it was "game over man, game over".

    (They did dig his new bald shiny head though, reminded them of themselves.)

    Thanks to Hudson, a new peace was brokered between Engineer descended bald head humanity and all of Alienkind.
  6. pred169
    He's being facetious/joking.
    On page one. And this discussion is still going.
    I get that he was joking. These are just some what if hudson did live through it situations. More for humor than anything else. I don't think anyone who has posted in this thread actually expects Paxton to  try to get into the film. I think we're all just having a good laugh picturing how it could happen though.
  7. pred169
    Maybe he waited till he was one on one with his abductor in one of the tunnels. Pulls out a sidearm aims at the back of the aliens head and empties the clip. After killing the alien he scurried off into the dark tunnels trying to find his way back to the surface. Because he's disoriented from a concussion he loses his bearings and gets lost not finding his way back above ground until after the explosion.
  8. kliq316
    Nothing against Bill Paxton and Hudson, in fact it would be really badass he could come back but how on the Earth? Even in an alternative movie universe is 99% impossible, probably as a memory or recall as Biehn in Terminator 2 deleted scene.

    There's quite a few ways in which they could do it, the easiest would be this:

    Whilst Ripley is in search of Newt, the explosions from the processor free Hudson from his cocoon (post impregnation), he manages to find the Dropship at the landing pad and sneaks on board (knowing that they'd kill him if they knew he was carrying an alien). He stowes on board , hiding until the rest go into hypersleep then does the same thing.

    Which is pretty far-fetched but hey, it don't involve clones, time-travelling or secret underground bases. Alternatively they could go the 'River of Pain' approach and have him find a mysterious evac-ship - but that would be a worse explanation I think.

    Personally, if they want to include him then I think it'd work better if they showed in some retrospective footage ... like all of the marines' head-cam footage is automatically uploaded to the Sulaco and they could include him in a post-mission review, showing what happens to him after he's taken (maybe he manages to escape his coccoon but never reaches the landing strip .. adding more guilt to Hicks etc..).
  9. windebieste
    I don't care about Hudson... he's gone.

    I don't need any more Ripley or Hicks, either. 

    Just bring back Jones the cat.  That's all I care about.  Jones at least survives legitimately without BS justifications. 

    Coz if Rippers, Hickies and Huddo can come back from the dead, Jonsie has still got all of his 9 lives to spare. 

    -Windebieste.
  10. Robot Sentry
    http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/avp/images/7/73/Tumblr_lcdf8bQ6vd1qbf34qo1_400.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20121229053247

    Speaking of Paxton the Punk in The Terminator, I have a theory...

    (contains harsh language and Terminator Genisys spoilers)

    THE STEVE CONNOR THEORY

    The twist, Punk Paxton's character also has Connor as a last name. I mean it's a common name. Punk rawkin' Steve Connor survives and this is a turning point for him. He joins the Army and gets an education via the tuition money from his military service, and becomes a computer engineer. Steve's son Jon follows in his father's footsteps, joining the military and getting an education, eventually going into the tech industry working for Microsoft and then for DARPA.

    So the real John Connor is not this Jason Clarke guy that get's nano-ma-tized in T-Genisys, it's son of punk rawk Paxton.

    Now... This is where it gets funky.

    This Steve Connor (Paxton) was the original John Connor's dad in the un-f**ked with timeline where Kyle Reese wasn't sent back. A few weeks later he meets Sarah Connor (the actual Sarah Connor played by Linda Hamilton). They immediately hit it off, "what! your last name is Connor, that's my last name too!"

    They joke about how they could get married and Sarah wouldn't even need to change her last name.

    Skynet, however, knew of this Steve Connor. The supercomputer villain had some records, even though lots of info was lost due to Judgment Day and the war that followed. Skynet did have some police records though. You see what happened is that in the unaltered timeline where the Terminator never travelled back to 1984, Steve and his punk friends were hanging out at Griffith Observatory, just as they were in the film. The cops showed up on patrol and saw these unsavory youths hanging out there, stopped and questioned them, and found drugs on them (pot and some coke). Of course one of them also had a knife, and they were drinking. The observatory grounds were also closed, after hours and all that. So in addition to the other charges Steve and his punk buddies got hit with a trespassing charge.

    Besides the vague knowledge of Sarah Connor living in Los Angeles, Skynet had this concrete evidence of Steve Connor being arrested at Griffith Observatory on that exact night at that exact time. So it sent a Terminator about twenty minutes earlier than the cops were to show up. It was an easy first objective for the Terminator before moving onto the more challenging mission of killing all the Sarah Connors, just to be sure they got her. Skynet anticipated that Sarah could reproduce with another man, but it never anticipated that it would be Kyle Reese.

    In T-Gen the other T-800 ("pops") is waiting for the original T-800. He prevents the original T-800 from killing the punks. This is implied in the trailers for the upcoming Terminator film... a brawl between the old man T-800 and naked original T-800.
  11. Valaquen
    Isn't Nebraska like 200 miles across?

    210 x 430, apparently.

    Of course, it's a figure of speech so Bishop probably didn't mean it literally (because that would be one hell of an explosion). But even so, there's no way Hudson could have lived.

    He's also talking about the vapour cloud, not the explosion. You could bend things with that, but Paxton's joking... though a Hudson spin-off would be the guiltiest pleasure...
  12. pred169
    If he was under enough rock he could survive the blast. But the blast isn't the problem. The radioactive dust cloud from a thermonuclear explosion would be the problem. They can linger for several weeks....or longer. And if it happens to start raining that radioactive material is going to be brought back down and contaminate the soil. So unless he stays far enough underground to avoid exposure until rescue with a somehow untainted water source and food source he would surely die even if he had survived the initial blast.


    But hey....it's the movies I guess anything is possible.
  13. Corporal Hicks
    Indeed. There's no way he could get far enough away in the time they've got. Isn't Nebraska like 200 miles across?

    Unless...they went the way of the Aliens treatment and had an EEV/shuttle in the AP itself that Hudson comes across.
  14. HuDaFuK
    I'm all for Hudson getting cocooned and escaping before getting face-hugged, maybe waking up underground right as the atmo plant nukes out. Part of the resin breaks off, freeing an arm, and get has to frantically fight his way out and wrestle with a good ol' finger spider.

    ...Totally glossing over the fact the AP explosion will turn the entire colony (including anywhere Hudson could conceivably be cocooned) into "a vapour cloud the size of Nebraska".

    Having Hudson live is even more of a slap in the face than ACM's Hicks retcon was.
  15. Origin
    In all seriousness, f**k the noise that Aliens Colonial Marines is event remotely considered canon.

    I'm all for Hudson getting cocooned and escaping before getting face-hugged, maybe waking up underground right as the atmo plant nukes out. Part of the resin breaks off, freeing an arm, and get has to frantically fight his way out and wrestle with a good ol' finger spider. f**k, he could even pull a knife from his armor and try to slice it off but the acid bleeds all over his hand and melts it off.

    There ya go. The character escapes, but not unscathed. He scrounges some gear to get some comm equipment functioning (he was some kind of technician, as seen by him bypassing the door after the team first landed), holes up for a few weeks while he waits for a USCM rescue team.

    All this time, he thinks everyone else is dead.

    Or have him record some video/audio journal entries ala The Thing, and have them show up later.
  16. irn
    He was found underground when the wreckage of Hadley's Hope was cleared. He rescued a colonists daughter from the hive and tried to escape with her. Now he's on a mission back to Earth to stop Weyland Yutani returning with the Derelict.

    "The game's not over, man!"
  17. kliq316
    Far fetched solution - but the most probable if they wanted to do it ... open the new Alien film with a  short flashback of the last stages of the colony ... whilst Ripley is searching for Newt there's an explosion, that explosion dislodges the cocoon Hudson was in (already impregnated), he makes a run for it and finds the Dropship perrched on the landing platform. He sneaks aboard (fully knowing they wouldn't let him on if he was infected).

    Everything else plays out as it did until the Sulaco docks at wherever.
  18. robbritton

    This must be a joke - coz this series turned into one years ago.

    These characters should just stay dead coz the way this is heading, Aliens are becoming meaningless as the deadliest species in the Universe and are no longer deadly. 

    Fox should just sell this limp and tepid series to Disney, where such soft cock family friendly entertainment belongs.

    -Windebieste.

    It's obviously a joke. Bill is funny.
  19. Gridseeker
    Nothing against Bill Paxton and Hudson, in fact it would be really badass he could come back but how on the Earth? Even in an alternative movie universe is 99% impossible, probably as a memory or recall as Biehn in Terminator 2 deleted scene.
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