New ‘Alien 5’ Concept Art Reveals an Older Newt

By April 26, 2016

Following a recent update from none other than Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver, regarding the project, director and writer Neill Blomkamp has revealed some new concept art for Alien 5, which for the moment has been put on hold until director Ridley Scott finishes his highly-anticipated 2017 outing, Alien: Covenant.

Keeping in line with some of cast member Michael Biehn’s comments about the film’s plot and story, the concept art shows a grown up version of Carrie Henn’s Newt from Aliens, who was later killed off in David Fincher’s Alien 3. Though according to Blomkamp, his film will be starting over from where Aliens left off, leaving Newt, Ripley, and Col. Dwayne Hicks alive.

Blomkamp revealed the concept art on Instagram today, in celebration of Alien Day:

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Now, Biehn has said that the film’s story would revolve around Weaver’s Ripley passing the torch in a sense over to Newt, and seeing the concept art for a grown up version of the character, wearing some kind of space clothing or uniform, comes as final, welcome confirmation from the filmmaker himself.

If you were looking at both Alien and Aliens alone as well, then you’d think that the franchise had the most potential to go on and become one of the best film series in history. However, the films began to experience a rapid decline after James Cameron’s sequel, and while there is certainly a lot of hype surrounding Alien: Covenant, I think a number of fans out there are probably more excited for Blomkamp’s film, just so they can see what the franchise might have become, if the series didn’t take such a downward turn after Aliens.

There’s no word on when we might see or hear more about Alien 5 as of right now, but until then, I guess we’ll just have to wait until the next time Blomkamp decides to release some new concept art on social media.

Alien 5 is currently in development.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable