Is Ripley an Alien?
Posted Jul-30-2016 1:46 PM
If Ripley's mother is going to appear in ALIEN: COVENANT, her family lineage has serious issues with space. But could this inherit bad luck really be chance or actually prearranged?
So these questions got me thinking...
And I got 3 theories:
1) Some god-like Space Jockey species is creating havoc with the Ripley family in order to satisfy a sacred ritual or experiment.
2) Some form of bizarre Alien impregnation (like with PROMETHEUS' Shaw) has created Ellen Ripley so that she is subconsciously trying to return and become one with Xenomorphs.
3) The Ripleys are the subject of Weyland-Yutani's Xenomorph experiments, thus always putting them in peculiar situations. (Remember, they kept Ripley in A:R even though they already removed the chestburster).
4) Its just a way of continuing the franchise...
My theories are unlikely and incoherent, but I'd like you think... With the example of the Ripleys, does a franchise really need to grow if its already filled with masterpieces? If so, does it really make any sense?
Posted Jul-31-2016 7:13 AM
They said it was going to be a sequel to Aliens, so I suspect A5 will just retcon the last 2 installments or at most mention A3 as a dream.
I didn't know Ripley's mom would be in Covenant, but if she is I'm sure it will just be by coincidence rather than some greater plan or Alien experiment that the members of the family run into Xenomorphs.
Posted Jul-31-2016 9:44 AM
Maybe we all Humans could be Aliens?
But nope i dont think there is a special relationship apart from Ripley just getting involved with the Xenomorph as per Alien and Aliens.... but i do think they are going to tie her name and origins into the Franchise but hopefully this is not going to mean anything important prior to Alien as at the time of Alien Covenant she would only be about 12-13 years old.
So please no Ripley playing Alien Covenants version of Newt!!!
But i would not rule it out...
Happy New Year Folks!!!!!
Posted Jul-31-2016 10:38 AM
I'd like Newt to become 'unbalanced' and maybe evil for Alien 5...She's been through a lot, lost her family, must be having some real PTSD.
Be a shame if they just made he another Ripley.
Newt hanging around the Engineers...They made her a Goddess. She wants to reshape mankind.
Posted Aug-01-2016 2:34 PM
Aorta: I don't think that there should be any Alien movies after Alien Resurrection except for the prequels but that is my opinion. They should try new things instead because having ten movies in a franchise is really boring.
Like I said before: why can't they try new things? As a matter of fact I am thinking about paying more attention to new movies that are not X number 2,3,4, and so on rather than to watch movies that are a number in a series where they do X number 10, 11, and what ever.
Posted Aug-01-2016 9:51 PM
@facehuggers! id be sad if that was the twist lol ;D
I love the xeno aspect of both human and alien to be apart in the case of Ripley...and the fear of both combining thru sheer terror, and not co incidence.
But regardless its a hair raising topic @facehuggers! :D
"Must be something we haven't seen yet.."__Bishop
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