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James Cameron Uncertain About the Alien Franchise

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James Cameron Uncertain About the Alien Franchise

Popular franchises such as Terminator and Alien are now going back to their roots, bringing James Cameron and Ridley Scott respectively back on set to hone in all the frazzled storylines that succeeded their original installments. Movie fans are elated by the news, but Cameron seems to have a different opinion on the latest Alien developments.

Alien: Covenant is meant to be the sequel to Prometheus. This film is reportedly the first of the three prequels that will lead up to the events of the original Alien. Meanwhile, Neil Blomkamp is waiting for the go signal to continue his Alien 5 project, which original cast members Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn are reprising their roles for, according to Collider. As everyone can see, the Alien franchise has grown tremendously since its debut back in 1979, creating sequels and prequels, as well as lending their themes to other industries. 20th Century Fox has even collaborated with gaming company Spin Genie to produce a variety of titles, such as online slots Aliens, while the list of Alien and Alien vs. Predator video games is pretty extensive, too.

Similar to the Terminator series, the Alien franchise is composed of hits and misses, which is why Scott’s return is a sigh of relief for Sci-Fi fanatics. Although it seems one person certainly isn’t on board with the continuation of the Aliens franchise: step forward director James Cameron.

Despite his role in the franchise and the positive feedback on his Alien follow-up, receiving an impressive 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Cameron doesn’t seem all too thrilled about the future of the series. In an interview with Vulture, he shared that he created the film as a fanboy and wanted to honor Scott’s work. Scott’s movie inspired a handful of other directors, hoping to follow in his footsteps. However, “the franchise has kind of wandered all over the map,” says Cameron, thus he doesn’t see the point in carrying on the Alien plot. While he might be uncertain about the validity in these upcoming projects, he is always willing to stand in line to see a Ridley Scott movie, as he remains Cameron’s role model. He is interested to see how Scott will build up to first film that started this all.

No matter what Cameron thinks about the franchise, fans and critics still remain optimistic about the new movie, which will be in theaters on May 19, 2017.

What do you think about the newest Alien adaptations?


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