Bringing back Ripley with some sort of modified version of Blomkamp's film is the way to go.
For really real?
Oh yes! Even more really real than real! It's what many hardcore fans want.
I say rip the band-aid off, retcon Alien 3, and bring Sigourney and Michael back in a supporting role and make the future films about Newt, starring some up & coming Jennifer Lawrence type, and sign her cheap to a long term deal.
It may piss off us hardcore fans, but it will give the franchise the best chance to thrive into the future imo. Plus, if they are good movies, I suspect we hardcore fans will quickly get over the Alien 3 retcon.
There you go! That's the spirit! Well said Voodo Magic.
Though I suspect most hardcore fans would be totally on board to retcon Alien 3. It's really just a few people on here who make a lot of noise defending Alien 3, but I am pretty sure there is a silent majority out there who would agree that the series went off the rails with Alien 3.
I say rip the band-aid off, retcon Alien 3, and bring Sigourney and Michael back in a supporting role and
make the future films about Newt, starring some up & coming Jennifer Lawrence type, and sign her cheap to a long term deal.
So turn the series intro lineage "passing the torch"
focused garbage like a dozen other series?
It doesn't necessarily have to be about passing the torch, but that's not the issue here. The issue is that you think the series is about the creatures first and foremost, and not about the characters. The creatures are animals! Exotic, yes but only animals. The audience is mostly invested in the struggle of the characters who are facing the creatures and they want to know their story. That doesn't make the audience stupid. They are simply NORMAL PEOPLE.
Me personally, I'm not up for a passing of the torch which results in ongoing Newt tales. I just want a better story told with the characters that many people including myself are invested in, and that will transition better into the next phase. Currently, everything in the timeline starting with Alien 3 is just not satisfactory. I would be totally up for a David / Ripley confrontation if done well.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want only films with the core characters. But I want some. Alien : Cold Forge as a film is something I very much desire also.