Should 20th Century Fox Resurrect Neil Blomkamp's Alien 5?

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Neil Blomkamp's Alien 5 movie was initially put on hold due to 20th Century Fox putting focus on Ridley's Scott's Alien: Covenant instead.

Scott wanted to make even more prequel movies, although plans now seem up in the air thanks to the Box Office intake for Alien: Covenant so far.

The new Alien movie is underperforming and it set to gross far less money compared to 2012's Prometheus.

Alien: Covenant has grossed only $160 million at the Box Office so far and it will not reach the $400 million that Prometheus earned almost five years ago.

Estimates say that the movie will only max out to $250 million or less in its lifetime.

Even though Alien: Covenant's budget was only $90 million, the fact that the film's Box Office intake is far lower than Prometheus should be seen as a massive disapointment.

The domestic (North American) Box Office earnings for Alien: Covenant are very low. In its opening weekend, the movie earned $36 million, but this dropped to a measly $10 million its its second weekend.

Word of mouth has been mixed as only 61% of fans like the film on Rotten Tomatoes. This is actually lower than the critic score of 71%.

Even though Scott mentioned in a recent interview that Neil Blomkamp's Alien 5 has been canceled, there is a good chance they could resurrect the movie back. I doubt critical fans of the franchise are willing to watch yet another Alien prequel.

Let's just say Covenant ruined the story for both fans of the original film and Prometheus. Another prequel is unlikely going to get the fans back.

In order to get the fans back, 20th Century Fox should try and resurrect Alien 5 from Neil Blomkamp.

The man was supposed to bring back Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley along with the the characters of Hicks and Newt.

Nostalgia has been profitable in Hollywood recently with Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens earning tons of money at the Box Office.

The problem with Alien: Covenant is that it does not offer anything new for fans to get hyped for. This is a problem with prequels because everyone kind of knows how they end.

Sequels are less predictable because they can take the story in new and fresh ways. Not to mention Sigourney Weaver fans are likely to check the movie out.

Futhermore, Alien 5 was supposed to take place after the events of Aliens and offer a new timeline different to the events that played out in Alien 3 and the critically panned Alien: Resurrection.

It was supposed to give proper closure to the characters of Hicks and Newt

Another prequel movie that leads up to the first Alien film just doesn't seem to be exciting fans.

If they did want to see another prequel, the Box Office for Alien: Covenant should have been much higher than it currently is.

Hopefully 20th Century Fox gives the another chance to Alien 5 as it looked like a unique film that would have taken the franchise to an all-new direction.

Prequels all lead up to the same conclusion and it sometimes ruins the mystery of past events.

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