Sigourney Weaver Won't Be Back for 'Alien' Prequel

Facehugger fanboys around the world cheered last week when Screen Rant reported that director Ridley Scott was taking over the reins of the upcoming Alien prequel from 20th Century Fox.

Previously, Scott had indicated he was interested in returning to the franchise only if he could bring back Sigourney Weaver as well. So, does that mean Weaver will be reprising her role as Alien ass-kicker Ellen Ripley? According to the 59 year old actress, the answer is no.

MTV caught up with Sigourney Weaver at Comic-Con to speak with her about returning to the franchise she helped make famous and her thoughts on an Alien prequel. Check out the video below.

I've always been a fan of Sigourney Weaver and I think her work in Alien and Aliens was fantastic. That being said, I can't imagine her taking a role in an Alien prequel unless it were a small cameo. I mean, it's a prequel. The events in the film are meant to precede the events of the original film. How could she fit into the plot in any logical way?

So far, we don't know much about screenwriter Jon Spaihts' script, but, now that we know the prequel won't revolve around Ellen Ripley, we can start to ponder some potential plot details. Let's start with the basics.

The first Alien movie focused on the crew of the towing spaceship Nostromo. During the film, we find out that Weyland-Yutani (the corporation in charge of the ship) wants the alien brought back alive, regardless of whether the crew lives or not. Might the prequel revisit the devious megacorporation and their earlier efforts to catch some xenomorphs?

Well, what do you think? Do you have any guesses as to the plot of the Alien prequel?

Source: MTV Movies Blog

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