I re-watched Elysium last night and it made me realise that I badly want Blomkamp to direct an Alien movie, but only if someone else writes the script.
I saw "Elysium" once and imo it's not worth a second viewing.
Completely predictable and Sharlto Copley does not work as an antagonist.
- But beyond my personal taste, the box office of "Elysium" when compared with its production budget, will be about the same as where "Covenant" will end up after Japan.
- Why would Fox choose a director who is not going to do better than Scott?
As for A5 bringing back Hicks and Newt, imo they are dead.
Unless the Alien franchise has time travel and a multiverse like Star Trek (which it doesn't), then I'm not going to buy into the completely different sequel timeline of A5.