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Ridley Scott may try and have a Ripley connection in one of the Alien prequels


Oh Ridley! I’ve not been a fan of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. They both look beautiful, but story and character wise I have felt they have been lacking.

All the mystery and fear of the alien creature seems to be getting diluted and the whole universe feels smaller because of this. I know I should judge each film on their own merits, but I find it difficult to do that with these films…..I can feel a rant starting and that’s not what you are here for….okay, let’s get back to this story.

Ridley Scott has said he has had an idea as to how he can get Ripley back into the series. He is not talking about de-aging Sigourney Weaver with computer technology, but he seems to be thinking about Ripley’s parents.

Here is what he said in a recent interview:

We’re heading toward the back end of the first Alien so [using CG] may be feasible. I don’t think it’ll… but Ripley’s going to be somebody’s daughter. Obviously. We’re coming in from the back end. The time constraints, of what’s the time between this film, where we leave David going off heading for that colony, I think you’re probably two films out from even considering her.

There had been a rumour that Katherine Waterson’s character in Alien: Covenant was going to be Ripley’s mother, but thankfully that wasn’t the case. Yet Scott does appear to be considering having Ripley’s folks show up somewhere down the line. We know very little of Ripley’s life before her fateful visit to LV-426 so who knows what her parents were up to. It is possible they could end up being involved in some way, but if they did have dealings with the xenomorph I feel it would again make this universe a very small place.

Obviously this is very early days for the idea, but how would you feel if Ripley’s parents showed up in one of the Alien prequels?

Via io9

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