Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 Won’t Interfere With Prometheus 2

It looks as though Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming ‘Aliens’ sequel has had to make some changes… to avoid clashing with Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus 2’.

During an interview with Empire Magazine, the young South African director revealed that he’s already been forced to change his movie… in order to avoid clashing with Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ sequel.

“I changed the one thing [Ridley Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit,” Blomkamp said, adding that he already has a title for the film – but it would be a huge spoiler to reveal it. “It’s kinda quite bold, but it gives away too much if I say the title.”

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Of course, what changes he made remain a mystery… and for now we’ll have to wait to find out. But while ‘Alien’ and ‘Prometheus’ both exist within the same universe, there’s quite a long length of time between them.

And that begs the question – how does ‘Prometheus 2’ affect what Neill Blomkamp can do in his upcoming ‘Aliens’ sequel?

Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait and see… but Blomkamp did clarify his earlier statement about where this movie will fit within the ‘Alien’ franchise.

And the answer might anger ‘Alien 3’ fans.

“Where it went after Aliens to me, as a fan, was wrong,” he added. He also reiterated that his ‘Aliens’ sequel will likely sit after the second film… explaining that it will be “the triplet of the first two.”

Quite what that means for the rest of the franchise remains to be seen. But it sounds as though Blomkamp has some big plans for his film.

“There’s a shitload missing as a fan that I would want to see.”

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Unfortunately, we’re still not entirely sure how the new film will affect the rest of the franchise. Although Blomkamp is keen to state that it will follow on from ‘Aliens’, does this mean it will overwrite the events of ‘Alien 3’ and ‘Alien Resurrection’ or will it sit neatly in-between them?

For now, we’ll have to wait and see… and in the meantime, I can’t help feeling excited about this new ‘Alien’ movie.

Are you looking forward to Blomkamp’s ‘Aliens’ sequel? How will ‘Prometheus 2’ affect the movie? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston

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Ryan Leston is the Founder and Editor of Screen Jolt. He's a big movie nerd from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up.