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Author Topic: Neill Blomkamp's (cancelled?) Alien 5 project  (Read 92820 times)

marrerom
Feb 14, 2015, 07:07:36 AM
Reply #555 on: Feb 14, 2015, 07:07:36 AM
I could see hicks being an android set in time past A:R, as a ploy by a company to get ripley to od some weird alien telepath/connection thing to find more.

I think this is the best idea so far in terms of how to incorporate hicks into a new Alien film.

« Last Edit: Feb 14, 2015, 07:34:22 AM by marrerom »

predxeno
Feb 14, 2015, 07:58:20 AM
Reply #556 on: Feb 14, 2015, 07:58:20 AM
They're all too old. Just reboot the franchise. Alien doesn't need Ripley. It just needs well written, fully developed characters like Ripley

Shaw was a great character! ;)I really bought the late 21st century Christian angle! :laugh:

Shes not a bad actor but i didnt care for her character very much and the religious aspect felt extremely forced

Tbh, the religious factor was supposed to be a BIG part of the film but ended up only being nudged in when convenient.


HuDaFuK
Feb 14, 2015, 08:49:02 AM
Reply #557 on: Feb 14, 2015, 08:49:02 AM
I could see hicks being an android set in time past A:R, as a ploy by a company to get ripley to od some weird alien telepath/connection thing to find more.

Why would she trust someone she knows has been dead for hundreds of years?


Kelgaard
Feb 14, 2015, 09:58:01 AM
Reply #558 on: Feb 14, 2015, 09:58:01 AM
I just hope this buzz continues past April 1st.


Nazrel
Feb 14, 2015, 10:52:58 AM
Reply #559 on: Feb 14, 2015, 10:52:58 AM
I could see hicks being an android set in time past A:R, as a ploy by a company to get ripley to od some weird alien telepath/connection thing to find more.

Why would she trust someone she knows has been dead for hundreds of years?


I didnt say it was a good idea.. it but it does seem kinda like a WY thing "heres a friendly face" or he has been floating through space in cryo for hundreds of years(which is a lie) and they could use Aliens cm.. but lets face it anything like what i just said would be absolutely awful. i  just really really hope they just do something new.


marrerom
Feb 14, 2015, 03:50:17 PM
Reply #560 on: Feb 14, 2015, 03:50:17 PM
I could see hicks being an android set in time past A:R, as a ploy by a company to get ripley to od some weird alien telepath/connection thing to find more.

Why would she trust someone she knows has been dead for hundreds of years?


Well the idea would be that Hicks would create some cover story to explain away his existence and why he's here now.  Its all lies of course and his real role would be to manipulate Ripley. Its a far better idea then having Alien 3 be a dream or something along those lines and it serves the plot better then what they did in A:CM.


Omegamorph
Feb 14, 2015, 03:51:35 PM
Reply #561 on: Feb 14, 2015, 03:51:35 PM
...They're never going to do something like that.


Nightmare Asylum
Feb 14, 2015, 04:01:31 PM
Reply #562 on: Feb 14, 2015, 04:01:31 PM
Assuming they ever retcon Alien 3 out of existence, I don't know why people keep assuming it would have to be explained as a dream or a memory or a coverup or whatever. If they retcon it then in all likelihood they'll just continue on as if the film was never made.


Immortan Jonesy
Feb 14, 2015, 04:28:03 PM
Reply #563 on: Feb 14, 2015, 04:28:03 PM
Assuming they ever retcon Alien 3 out of existence, I don't know why people keep assuming it would have to be explained as a dream or a memory or a coverup or whatever. If they retcon it then in all likelihood they'll just continue on as if the film was never made.

Maybe some people do not want a reboot in this franchise, and that is why some are hoping for a very elaborate and convoluted explanation (ie; Alien 3 "exists" after all, but in a more surreal way). That, or they just hate Alien 3 and Resurrection. But if this is the case...then an explanation is not required, and as you said, they can continue as if the film had never existed.

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Nightmare Asylum
Feb 14, 2015, 04:36:52 PM
Reply #564 on: Feb 14, 2015, 04:36:52 PM
Regardless of what people "want" (I'd like for Hicks to just stay dead, myself), why would Fox limit the filmmakers into creating some convoluted explanation to justify the film's existence when instead they can just make the new movie and view it as its own thing?


Omegamorph
Feb 14, 2015, 04:47:12 PM
Reply #565 on: Feb 14, 2015, 04:47:12 PM
Assuming they ever retcon Alien 3 out of existence, I don't know why people keep assuming it would have to be explained as a dream or a memory or a coverup or whatever. If they retcon it then in all likelihood they'll just continue on as if the film was never made.
Exactly. Superman Returns did not bother with similar things.


Immortan Jonesy
Feb 14, 2015, 05:13:45 PM
Reply #566 on: Feb 14, 2015, 05:13:45 PM
I think it's likely that this happens in three ways:

Alien 5: Probably because Sigourney Weaver and Neill Blomkamp want to end the story of Ripley (and have raised a lot of Hype in fans). In addition, Fox seems to have the idea that Ripley is the soul of the franchise.

Standalone film (ala Predators): Probably because they have no idea how to continue the story of Ripley. That is, short and simple; a movie with new characters, new establishment and new story.

Reboot: Something that Hollywood loves, and a good strategy to attract the public of the new generations in order to make more money.

BTW, retcon Alien 3 out of existence is possible, but for now it is just speculation (like my words anyway XD)

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Nightmare Asylum
Feb 14, 2015, 05:22:20 PM
Reply #567 on: Feb 14, 2015, 05:22:20 PM
The comment from Weaver a couple days ago did make it seem like this could possibly be Ripley 8. What that could possibly mean for Hicks, however, I have absolutely no clue.

Guess we'll have to wait if/when something official is ever announced to know just what's up.


Perfect-Organism
Feb 14, 2015, 06:42:32 PM
Reply #568 on: Feb 14, 2015, 06:42:32 PM
Fans of a retcon which includes Hicks and Newt are invited to join facebook.com/Aliens.Continuity.Change.  We post all the latest information on the Alien 5 movie...


predxeno
Feb 14, 2015, 07:33:20 PM
Reply #569 on: Feb 14, 2015, 07:33:20 PM
Just joined. :)


 

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