Last week, writer and director Neill Blomkamp revealed the possibility that his sequel to the movie Aliens might actually be presented as two films rather than one.
Blomkamp, in an Empire interview, explained that he first became interested in creating the sequel after speaking with Sigourney Weaver about the first two movies on the set of his latest science fiction film Chappie. Eventually, as they discussed possible untold stories about Ellen Ripley, Blomkamp realized he had an idea that could span several movies. He has not confirmed though that he intends to actually create more than one sequel or a two-part sequel. Instead, he has merely mentioned that the potential exists from LinkedIn stories.
As pointed out by Chris Agar for Screen Rant, Blomkamp’s recent science fiction film endeavors, his second and third films Elysium and Chappie, have not impressed some critics enough to create a high level of positive buzz about the Aliens sequel so far. Agar also points out that if a two-part sequel is created it would likely be as much a business move by the Powers That Be to make more money as it would be a creative opportunity for Blomkamp to have the chance to fully realize his vision for the Aliens franchise. Many critics are currently curious to know how Blomkamp plans to create an Aliens’ sequel that bypasses Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection without undoing the stories from those films.