While Sigourney Weaver has not been part of the Alien franchise for many years, the famous Xenomorph has not been at rest. Thanks to a couple of Alien vs Predator movies, Weaver’s famous nemesis has continued to haunt movie screens. The actress has never bothered with those films, however, as she figures, if the Alien doesn’t win the fight they’re not worth her time.
As part of yesterday’s Alien Day, Sigourney Weaver was in attendance at a special screening of James Cameron’s 1986 film Aliens. During an audience Q&A session the woman who played Ripley in four films was asked if she had ever seen the AVP movies (which she wasn’t part of). Entertainment Weekly quotes the actress giving the world’s most perfect answer.
Well, I haven’t seen them. Because I heard that the Alien doesn’t beat the Predator and I thought, ‘Fuck that.’
Seriously, if you’re not going to fully support your franchise, then what’s the point? It’s difficult to even follow up on a line like that. Where do you go after, "fuck that?" While it’s difficult to say that anybody really "wins" in the Alien vs Predator movie, it is true that some of the Predators do make it off the planet alive, and the same can’t really be said for the Alien Queen. The second movie in the series Alien vs. Predator: Requiem also ends without a definite winner. These things are to be expected as neither side of this franchise battle wants to see their monster be defeated by the other. Of course, standing on the outside of that argument, Sigourney Weaver doesn’t care. She stands firmly on Team Alien. She thinks her adversary is the toughest one, because that makes Ripley all the more badass herself for being able to defeat it. We’re not going to argue.
While it doesn’t appear that we’ll be seeing any more films that crossover the two franchises anytime soon, both creatures are seeing new life on the big screen. Shane Black is currently working on The Predator, a new movie in the Predator franchise, while Ridley Scott is getting ready to begin work on Alien: Covenant, which will act as both a sequel to Prometheus and a prequel to the Alien franchise. Sigourney Weaver has been working with director Neill Blomkamp on a proper Alien sequel as well, which is still expected to materialize down the road, though it’s been put on hold in order for Scott to make his film first.
Do you agree with Sigourney Weaver that the Alien should have defeated the Predator, or are you on #TeamPredator? Let us know who you think should win in the comments below.