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Saturday 31 January 2015

Weaver turned down Alien sequel

Sigourney Weaver turned down another Alien sequel
Sigourney Weaver turned down another Alien sequel

Sigourney Weaver has revealed she turned down the idea of making a fifth Alien film.

The 62-year-old, who is best known for her performances as sci-fi heroine Ellen Ripley in the Alien movies, will not be returning for prequel Prometheus - instead, Charlize Theron is set to take over the female lead in Ridley Scott's upcoming film.

"I'm sure they're not trying to create a blonde Ripley or anything. She's a wonderful actress, she'll want to do her own thing with it and not be in the shadow of the other one," she told The Playlist.

Sigourney also admitted that Joss Whedon, who wrote Alien Resurrection, had a script written for another instalment, but she felt it lacked the challenge of the other films.

"I wasn't really interested in doing another Alien because Fox wanted us to come to Earth which I just thought was so boring," she explained.

"I was like, oh my God, we'll be running through a mall and the Alien will be in Bloomingdale's or something."

But she is looking forward to Prometheus: "Ridley and I talked about the idea of Prometheus and I always thought that was the only story to tell... So I think it's great that Ridley is doing it.

"I will be as excited as anyone to see how he recreates this creature, re-energises the Alien. I'm very proud of our four movies and I wish him all the best with it," she added.

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