The Real Reason Why We May Never See Alien 5

The Real Reason Why We May Never See Alien 5

The Real Reason Why We May Never See Alien 5

The Alien movies are some of the scariest and best-looking sci-fi horror movies ever made. Unfortunately, while the Xenomorph queen might be unkillable, it doesn’t look like the franchise has quite the same luck. Here’s why we’re afraid that Alien 5 might never make it to the big screen…
Passable Prequels | 0:16 Not scary anymore? | 1:23 More robots, less Aliens | 2:07 Will Disney be its death? | 3:03 A cancelled Alien 5 | 4:02 The timeline is a mess | 5:07 A possible reboot? | 6:19 A possible TV series? | 7:29

Alien is a science-fiction horror media franchise centered on the film series depicting Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, commonly referred to as “the Alien“.

Produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the series began with Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott. It was followed by three sequelsAliens(1986), Alien³ (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997), directed by James CameronDavid Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, respectively. Scott also directed a prequel series, composed of Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017).

The series has led to numerous books, comics, and video game spin-offs. The Alien vs. Predator franchise combines the continuities of the Alien franchise with the Predator franchise, and consists of two films as well as varying series of comics, books and video games. A video game called Alien: Isolationwas released in 2014 to generally positive reviews.

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