Alien 5 Rumors Are False
March 16, 2001
Sigourney Weaver again denied rumors that she's being paid $25 million to appear in a fifth Alien movie, according to TV Guide Online. "The amount was thrilling," Weaver told TV Guide. "I'm supporting my husband's [Manhattan] theater, so he was thrilled that he was going to be able to sign up for another five-year lease," she joked. Weaver added with a laugh, "I would have to kill a few people to get that salary." But she said there are no plans for a fifth Alien movie. "As far as I know, there is no truth to any of it. My agents both called me and said, 'This is in the paper,' and I said, 'You've got to be kidding me!'" Weaver isn't averse to reprising the role of alien-hunter Ellen Ripley. "I think if we ever did another Alien, I would prefer that it be on a much smaller, sort of character-driven level," she said. "If I were more enterprising and less lazy, maybe I would come up with something that would be good. I don't feel it is quite finished." She said that a script for a fifth movie does exist. "I have never read it, and I have never asked to read it," she said. "I think [20th Century Fox's] plan is to make it Alien vs. Predator, and I would just as soon not be in that, although I am sure I could whip them both." Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, meanwhile, denied a rumor that he had written the fifth script. Whedon, who was credited for the script for Alien Resurrection, told the site, "There is not one shred of truth to it. I have no idea where [the rumor] came from. I'll tell you, there was a time when I would have been interested in that, but I am not interested in making somebody else's franchise anymore. Any movie I make will be created by me."
Aliens Vs. Predators Film Possible?
Jan 9, 2001
Dark Horse comics publisher Mike Richardson told the Comics Newsarama Web site that he's eager for a studio to develop a feature-film version of the Aliens vs. Predators comic series. "We'd love to see that movie made, and there's still a possibility that it can be made," Richardson told the site. Richardson added, "Probably now is a great time to do it, because there's not really anything happening with either [franchise], so here's something that could create a terrific new franchise. I think fans want to see it. I think we did a very nice job in our particular series."