On one level, I'm relieved. No Retcon is a good thing; and that's welcome News for people who are fans of the 3rd and 4rth movies having to deal with their favourite entries in this series being shunted aside on a folly. Being treated like their favourite movies were unworthy was a slap in the face to them - as if their opinions were of no consequence, just for the sake of bringing back deceased characters. No more "Your favourite movies are shit and being ditched and you have no choice" bollocks. Thank God for that. Thank God this nonsense is gone.
On another level, I do feel regret. Not regret that continued development of this film is being comprehensively ended; but rather, in regard to it's belated proposal. It's disappointing that Blomkamp wasn't around to bring his ideas to 20th Century Fox a quarter of a Century ago, prior to 'ALIEN 3' as we know it being released; at a time when this proposal would have gained support from everyone. It would have been a great direction to take the series at an appropriate time in the series history.
Finally - and this is really important - I'm not entirely without sympathy for those fans that desperately wanted to see this Project get green-lit by Fox. I can appreciate their disappointment. It really is too late to bring back Ripley, Hicks and Newt and this News comprehensively puts an end to that idea. For those people who really wanted this to happen, it must be a serious let down Here's to hoping that critical elements of the movie proposal, mostly plotting and conceptual content, can be salvaged and Blomkamp can still be in a position sometime in the future to make an 'ALIENS' movie.
I think we would all love that if he could bring back pulse rifle wielding troops and Xenos to the big screen. It may take another 5 years or so, but I'm hoping he hasn't completely thrown in the towel on his Project. While I've been an active adversary to the retcon, I still support his involvement at some time in the future to bring a modified vision of his movie to life. It wouldn't surprise me if one day he returns with a proposal that dovetails better into the entire established series and delivers the core concepts he originally wanted. I'd like that.
We do need a new 'ALIENS' themed movie for this Century. I'm hoping he'll come back one day to fill in that gaping hole.