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Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott Reunited for Prometheus Sequel?

Posted by Fellonius Munch Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Word has it that Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast of Prometheus 2, teaming her with producer and director Ridley Scott once again, thirty five years after Scott introduced her to audiences everywhere as Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley. Oh, and did I mention that she'll be playing…Ripley? Just gonna give you a moment to get over your nerdgasms, right there.

Alien Ellen Ripley actress Sigourney Weaver signs onto Prometheus 2
Even holding him at raygun-point couldn't guarantee a smile.
Okay, finished?

What hasn't been fully revealed or cleared up since Scott delved back into the Alien universe two years ago is whether this whole new franchise really is set before the events of Alien or afterward. Well, judging from our sources, Weaver will be portraying a future clone of Ripley, and we don't yet know if she'll be a lead player alongside Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender or if she'll just provide us with a cameo.

Alien director Ridley Scott now filming Prometheus 2 for 2016
"...and then I said, no lad, I'm just big boned!"
Apparently the studio wanted to maximize the success of the sequel after Prometheus left many original fans a little sour. So if this news is just an April Fool's prank, whoever thought this was a bright idea just destroyed any hopes of anyone being interested at all. Additionally, I might just hunt them down to the edges of the Earth and punch them right in the testicles, repeatedly. If they don't have testicles, I'll punch them in the arse repeatedly instead, until they can't sit down ever again!

However, IMDb also confirms the addition of actor Danny Webb. Any clues? Adding weight to the theory that Prometheus may actually be a sequel to the Alien quadrilogy, Danny will be playing a certain character named Morse. You may remember that Morse was the only surviving prisoner of Fiorina "Fury" 161, escorted away Weyland-Yutani troops at the end of Alien 3.

Alien 3 Morse actor Danny Webb cast in Prometheus 2
I like the idea that Prometheus could be a sequel as opposed to a prequel, simply for the fact that no sci-fi prequel should ever be more technically or humanly advanced than that which it claims to precede. I like the idea of Sigourney Weaver returning to the character and the fictional universe that she made so memorable, even at the age of 64. Simply put, she's still got it and we Alien fans still want it!

Actress Sigourney Weaver in Prometheus 2 April Fools Day prank
"Do I like it kinky? Ummm, I gave birth to an alien..."
Sound off, Fanboys! What do you make of this news? Feel free to leave your comments below and thanks for reading.

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