Don’t count Ripley among the fans of Alien vs. Predator.
Speaking at London Film and Comic-Con on Sunday, Sigourney Weaver revealed she has little love for the 2004 crossover sequel.
When asked if she wanted her character killed off at the end of Alien 3, Weaver replied (according to Britain’s Radio Times), “Well, yes — because I heard that Fox was gonna do Alien vs Predator. Which really depressed me because I was very proud of the movies.”
“I’ve nothing against building a movie on a video game, but at the time, it was, as Jim Cameron said I think publicly, ‘Why would you want to do that?'” she added. “It’s like making Alien Meets the Wolfman.”
Alien vs. Predator, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, grossed $80.3 million at the box office but didn’t fare well with fans or critics. And, Weaver added, it also deterred franchise creator Ridley Scott from returning to direct another film.
“In fact Ridley Scott was about to direct a third one, until this was announced, and he dropped out, because he also wanted to do an Alien sequel,” she said, adding, “I think it caused more problems than it was worth.”
The actress was considerably more enthusiastic about Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming Alien project.
“I’m so excited about Neill — because Neill is like you guys!” she told the fans at Comic-Con. “He broke the tapes of these movies when he was a kid, he watched them so much.”
“I love the fact that’s Neill’s fulfilling his childhood dream of what he hopes will be the popcorn movie, the Alien popcorn movie that he wanted as a kid to see,” she added.
Blomkamp recently revealed new concert art from his Alien sequel, which you can check out here.