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Sharlto Copley Says He’s Not in Alien 5 ‘At The Moment’

sharlto copley Sharlto Copley Says He's Not in Alien 5 'At The Moment'Actor Sharlto Copley was asked whether or not he’s going to be in Alien 5. Having being in all three of Neill Blomkamp’s feature films so far, odds are that’d make some sort of appearance. Copley states that he’s had conversations about it with Blomkamp but at the moment, he’s not involved in the new Alien movie.

“We’ve had the conversation. But it’s the familiar conversation with Neill every time he ends a movie where he tells me he wants to put me in the next one but he can’t because, practically, it doesn’t make sense to do all of his movies with me. At some point, he has to go away and then we’ll return and do something which I fully understand. I never expected to be in all his films for two seconds. At the moment, no. I’m not in the Aliens [sequel]. But I’m super-excited he’s doing it, and it’s surreal to get to see him do something with a franchise that for him and I was one of our favorite all-time franchises.”

Copley then jokingly says that he could instead do performance capture for the xenomorph like he did in his latest film Chappie. “You know he could put me in as a xenomorph and no one would know. We know that I can do good performance capture, now. Neill starts out very determined, but you never know as he gets closer to the time.”

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Comments: 39
  1. OpenMaw
    I wouldn't suggest actually resurrecting Hudson.  That's just crazy.

    I know you weren't talking about literally resurrecting him. My point was I don't wanna see Copley, or anyone, doing a Hudson rip-off. I want this film to be its own thing instead of a slavish retread of all things Aliens.

    Yeah. My excitement at seeing Ripley and Hicks on the big screen has nothing to do with me wanting to see a rehash of Aliens. I'd just like to see more of those characters that didn't involve face rape and support beams impaling them.
  2. Federick Gonsa
    I think he fits the Alien films well... android or human haha. He could play a character type like Brett from Alien, or even a type like Aaron from Alien 3. I would love to see him on an alien movie, but only if there is a role he can fit without feeling forced.
  3. NetworkATTH
    I mean, the idiosyncrasies and his focus on unsubtle subtleties, if they do get him, they gotta make him the film's android character. I just see no way to take advantage of his talents better.

    But we really don't know if he'll even be in the movie, anyways.
  4. JokersWarPig
    The man is a fantastic actor, he's a lot like Thomas Jane to me in the sense that I never know its him until halfway through the movie. In my mind he could play any of those roles perfectly, but after Elysium I think I'd want to see him as a Marine or Merc, if those aren't in the film though then I think scientist would fit him well.
  5. RabidNinja
    I got nothing against Copley, but he's attached to Blomkamp like Depp is to Burton, i see Copley playing some form of bad guy role as a way of shoehorning him in; but props to him for realising they'll go their seperate ways soon enough.
  6. Perfect-Organism
    I think he could be good, but it would have to be a careful balance.  I don't need Alien 5 to become a farce or a comical film.  I have a feeling I would be waiting the whole film for him to "Fokken Aliens!" or something.  An Alien film needs to take itself seriously.
  7. HuDaFuK
    I like the idea of Copley being in it, my niggling doubts surround the fact he's yet to show he can play a role suitable to a horror film.

    That said, he really was amazing in Chappie, so I'm sure he could pull it off.
  8. NetworkATTH
    Sharlto Copley interviewed about Alien 5

    I really hope he does end up in it. I really like Copley and he was simply wonderful in Chappie. He brought real heart to that robot.

    I really don't think he can be anything other than an android. Not to insult the actor though lol. But if he ends up getting the job, I'd imagine he'd play some sort of cleaner Wikus.
  9. Perfect-Organism
    I altered the title a bit and gave this a sticky so we can have a running thread throughout this whole process in order to compile all news/rumors/articles as we've been doing.

    This.  Smart.  Let's hope people will use this thread correctly going forward and put opinions elsewhere.

    Sharlto Copley interviewed about Alien 5
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