Ridley Scott recently sat down with Allocine to answer fan questions about Alien: Covenant and the franchise as a whole where he quickly shot down any hopes of a Ripley return in Neill Blomkamp‘s Alien 5. That means that Covenant and its sequel will be the only Alien franchise titles in development. He went on to tell everyone how far along Alien 5 was in development.
According to Scott:
There was never a script. It was an idea which was evolved on, I think, a ten-page pitch. And I was meant to be a producer on that, and it didn’t evolve. Fox decided that they didn’t want to do it. so that was it. I think I had already done Prometheus and I was already planning Covenant, so dunno.
Here’s the video:
Well, it is a shame that Ripley’s story won’t go on, but perhaps it is best for the franchise.