With the release of Chappie coming next month, the word is out on Neill Blomkamp’s next film! Last month Blomkamp released multiple pictures on his instagram page, suggesting to be concept art from a new Alien film. This eventually was shown to be true, after many sites reporting that 20th Century Fox made a deal with Blomkamp to make the film, which will apparently take place after Prometheus 2. Neil also posted this to his Instagram earlier today:
It looks like it’s definitely official. No official release date has been mentioned by Blomkamp or by 20th Century Fox. Last month, however, ComingSoon.net reported that Sigourney Weaver would be willing to reprise her role as Ripley in an Alien sequel, although we do not know if she will be returning in the film.
Blomkamp is fairly new to the directing game, only having directed three films so far (District 9, Elysium, Chappie), but has proven that he has what it takes with these films. I’m sure Alien 5 will be great!