Ridley Scott Wants More Alien! (But We Don’t!)
Ridley Scott was heralded as a genius filmmaker, with films such as Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator. But if there is something we have learnt about him in the last decade, it’s that he has no idea what to do with the Alien franchise. And It seems that’s still true today.
Scott planted firm seeds when he introduced the world to the crew of USCSS Nostromo and planet LV-426. His film launched a massive franchise that has stretched from cinema, comics, toys and even a theme park ride. Whilst the franchise continued on with little to no interference from Scott. When he made a return with Prometheus in 2012, the world was ready to return to the dark grimey world he had created, but we were left heart broken by the incomprehensible prequel that only muddied the waters of the Alien’s past. Scott had another stab at ironing out the wrinkles in 2017 with Alien: Covenant, but that also failed miserable and anger fans even more. To add salt to the wound, Scott had pushed out director Neill Blomkamp’s idea of an Aliens sequel that would take the series in a new direction.
I believe I speak for every fan of the series when I say that we don’t want any more Ridley Scott Alien films. And yet, the director still has plans for more. Even if he’s not sure what to do with it. Speaking to Forbes, Scott himself confirmed that he was indeed planning the next steps for the series, saying…
“That’s in process. We went down a route to try and reinvent the wheel with Prometheus and Covenant. Whether or not we go directly back to that is doubtful because Prometheus woke it up very well. But you know, you’re asking fundamental questions like, ‘Has the Alien himself, the facehugger, the chestburster, have they all run out of steam? Do you have to rethink the whole bloody thing and simply use the word to franchise?’ That’s always the fundamental question.”
Fan should be mega pissed by these comments, as he is insinuating that the “Alien himself, the facehugger and the chestburster” have ran their cinematic course, and yet, Scott Delivered NONE of these elements in either of his films. As far as I see it, Scott should step down before he does any more damage. Step aside, let Blomkamp have a stab at reviving more of what fans want (more Ripley would be awesome thank you!) and let the franchise exist on its merits, not on incoherent nonsense that has been pinched out of the air.
Do you think Ridley Scott should have another stab? Or, should he step aside and let new blood inject some life back into the Aliens Franchise? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @Lallen_UK
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