Damn, my beloved franchise is getting worse and worse, and yes I can see disney easily do this and what I read in that text sounds similair to what they did with star wars: Half remake and half reboot to milk the franchise on money and nostalgia from fans and people who have heard about the alien franchise and will go and watch it with massive pr assault from disney:
Cloning ripley could easily work in the time frame of the old series, lets make an short and easy story: 100 years after alien resurrection weyland yutani has managed to come back and has now perfected the cloning process and have cloned ripley and several copies of her and moved the aliens to their science colonies and research ships, one of the ripley clones manages in a power blackout emerge and wake up and ends up battling the aliens onboard in a mix of action and horror with her and 2 others try to clear the ship from the aliens onboard. They in the end manage to suck out the alien queen and her hive with the airlock and then sets course to a colony which has sent a distress call.
Sigh, when I read that text and they are going for a female action hero and how they will pr it as the first female rambo and the ideas presented makes it sound like some of the worse comics tried to make ripley: ultimate alien killer and goes on adventures wiping out xenos left and right and make them seem like dumb insects.
And with disneys statement they wont release alien dvds blurays, material releases its clear they will milk the alien franchise and do what they did with star wars.
Some will love this but it ruins the franchise to me