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Aliens 5 Will Be Directed By Neil Blomkamp and will “Finish Ripley’s Story Properly”.

Aliens, Alien Queen

Rather than a continuation of the weirdness that was Prometheus, FOX is going back to basics with its Aliens series.  Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie) has signed to direct a fifth film in the series that will give Ellen Ripley’s story “a proper ending”.  From his words in the Coming Soon article below, it seems like Blomkamp will bypass Aliens 3 and 4, much like Bryan Singer did with The Man of Steel’s series in Superman Returns.  I can’t think of a director more suited to getting the Aliens series back on track than Blomkamp.  My only disappointment was I was hoping he’d do one of the Star Wars spin-offs, but this certainly isn’t a bad consolation prize.  Sigourney Weaver will return to the role and has expressed confidence in Blomkamp’s ability to finish Ripley’s story.

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