I saw her in Be Kind Rewind the other day, and she is no longer the youthful female action gal she used to be. Also I am assuming her stance on firearms hasn’t changed over the years. I think she brings too much personal baggage to the franchise. (See A:R). Scott and / or Cameron could definitely make Alien 5 without her. _________________________ She doesn't need a gun to be in an Alien movie, see Alien3. Scott and Cameron won't make an Alien V without Weaver, they're smarter than that. Ripley's story deserves to be concluded and it's great that the original creators want that to happen.