Sigourney Weaver still hopes for ‘Alien 5’

“I could definitely kick that alien's ass again”

Sigourney Weaver has said that she would love the chance to revisit Ellen Ripley, her classic character from the Alien saga.

In an interview 25 years on from the release of Aliens, Weaver spoke to Moviefone about her historic role saying: “I would have liked to do one last story where we go back to the planet, where Ripley‘s history is resolved.”

Whether or not this would ever happen, Weaver stated she feels the industry doesn’t have room for a 60 year old female action star.

She said, “I doubt it just because the way the industry is. While I can’t speak for them, I think for Fox, once you’re 60, you’re not going to be starring in an action movie. I think it’s too bad that that’s the case.”

Weaver was recently named a ‘5 Star Actress’ by Empire Magazine, having starred in more of their acclaimed films than anyone else.


Speaking about the legacy of her most iconic character Weaver said: “There’s a Ripley in all of us. I think that’s why people love the movie and the series. She’s not a special person, she’s an every-person, and we are put into these circumstances where we have to protect others and not give up.”

Sigourney Weaver will next be seen in Abduction, starring Twilight‘s Taylor Lautner, released in the UK on September 28.