Before Ridley Scott’s bloated attempt to reinvigorate the Alien franchise through a trilogy of prequels, it looked like the lauded filmmaker was on the verge of passing the torch to South African writer/director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie). While Blomkamp’s Alien 5 (obviously) never came to fruition, he released a slew of concept art in 2016, images that implied a continuation of the franchises’ most compelling themes.
Whether Blomkamp penned an entire screenplay or merely a 25-page treatment is a matter of debate, but whichever is the case, solid details involving the proposed plot were successfully kept mum. With Ripley and Hicks “coming back to life”, Alien 5 would include a feature a fair amount of retroactive continuity, but how did Blomkamp’s vision expand the series’ core mythologies?
We may never know for certain, but YouTuber Viral Killer has examined Blomkamp’s Alien 5 concept art with an eye towards fleshing out the story being portrayed. While his thought must be classified as conjecture, he definitely has a talent for detailed analysis that makes this exploration compelling.
Were Ripley and Hicks to reunite in order to take down Weyland-Yutani Corp? Would we finally learn about the phenomenon referred to as “Egg Morphing”? Would Alien 5 be a return to LV-426? Are humans using Xenomorphs as slaves? Has Weyland-Yutani created a Jurassic Park-style enclosure to study the Xenomorphs? Did Blomkamp plan on introducing a new breed of facehugger? Was Ripley wearing armor created from Xenomorph Skin and/or was she planning to pilot that derelict ship? Would Ripley have a rematch with her arch nemesis, the Alien Queen?
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Official Synopsis: The mysterious story of Alien 5. What was it? How is Hicks still alive? Why was the derelict not destroyed?
About Viral Killer on YouTube: Viral Killer is dedicated to everything Star Wars, Alien, Marvel, DC, basically anything comic book or movie related…
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