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Ridley Scott.s 1979 sci-fi film Alien is one of the scariest movies ever made. However, the most recent installments of the franchise, Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, didn.t exactly set the world on fire. One individual they failed to impress is series star Sigourney Weaver, who is not a fan. In fact, AvP is one of the reasons her character, Ellen Ripley, one of cinema.s greatest badasses, dies in Alien 3. Talking to Radio Times at the London Film and Comic Con, she was asked whether or not it was her decision that Ripley was killed off in Alien 3, to which she replied: Well, yes . because I heard that Fox was gonna do Alien vs. Predator. Which really depressed me because I was very proud of the movies. Though Alien vs. Predator didn.t actually materialize until 2004 (Alien 3 showed up in 1992), Paul W.S. Anderson, »
Schwarzenegger said: "The sad story is that sometimes studios do a great job with creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad, and it all has to do with greed.
"They sometimes want to do it really cheap and make as much money as possible, so they don't hire the right cast or the right director... It's stupid moves to make."
He added: "So far, no Predator, no matter which one they did after the first one has come out, has been satisfactory to the audience. »
In the wake of the Alien 5 news, here are 10 franchise sequels that also ignored at least one previous film.
We all have moments in our lives we'd prefer to forget, and so too do filmmakers. So what do you do when a movie franchise starts to go off the rails? Simple, just forget that the lesser films in the series never happened.
News recently broke that director Neill Blomkamp's taking this approach to the Alien universe. Recent interviews with both he and returning star Sigourney Weaver have revealed that Blomkamp's forthcoming sequel will not necessarily follow the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, and pick up the story from Aliens instead (although he has since given a brief update on that).
Of course, we'll have to wait and see exactly how all this pans out. But it's by no means the first time in history that a film's »
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