New Alien 5 Concept Art Debuts, Sigourney Weaver Offers Update on Film

New Alien 5 concept art debuts

The last we heard about Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming Alien 5 was the project had been put in stasis until after Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. In addition, Michael Biehn revealed that the film would see the character Newt from Aliens return as a 27-year old, a role he said actresses would be fighting over.

Now, Blomkamp has taken to Instagram to reveal some new Alien 5 concept art, and this time it features the older Newt. You can check it out below!

Speaking of Alien 5, Sigourney Weaver made a public appearance recently (via Aggressive Comix) where she was asked about the film, and said:

“Ridley asked Neill not to make our Alien til after Prometheus 2. He (Ridley) wanted his movie to shoot and be released first. But it’s an amazing script, and Neill and I are really excited about doing it. We’re doing other things until we can get going on that. I’d be really surprised if we didn’t do it, because it’s such a great script, and we love working together. So, it’s just going to take a little bit longer to get out to you, but it’ll be worth the wait.”

Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant is currently shooting in Australia for an October 6, 2017 release. Blomkamp’s proposed Alien film would see the return of Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley and Michael Biehn as Cpl. Dwayne Hicks. You can check out the previously-released Alien 5 concept art in the gallery below!