Meet 'Alien' special effects aces Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., who talk about their work on every film in the franchise between 1986 and 2007
James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequel feels like it’s been a lifetime in the making, with the follow-up to the 2009 sci-fi adventure still on its way. What’s more, Cameron has confirmed a third, fourth, and fifth instalment will be made, each released in 2020, 2022, 2023. In the Toronto Star, director James Cameron revealed that ‘Avatar 2’ is now delayed yet again, but despite its unconfirmed arrival he did say the remaining four sequels are all one giant entity in terms of getting them made.
The former Dr Grace Augustine seems to be of the opinion that our long-delayed return to Pandora will be well worth the wait. Sigourney Weaver, who portrayed the human scientist in James Cameron’s 2009 ultra-blockbuster ‘Avatar’ ($2.88 billion worldwide in case you forgot), is set to return in at least some of the four sequels the ever-ambitious filmmaker has planned. Whilst little to no plot details have been revealed on the ‘Avatar’ sequels, it is rumoured the films will centre on Sam Worthington’s Jake and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri raising their children on Pandora, whilst still in conflict with the humans.
Actress, who will work with the director again in 'Aliens 5,' stands up for their often-maligned 2015 collaboration
Just when Sir Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ has been gathering momentum and dominating the ‘Alien’ franchise headlines, Michael Biehn’s only gone and revealed some juicy details on the plot for ‘Alien 5′. Biehn, the actor who played Corporal Hicks in James Cameron’s ‘Aliens’, had a lot to say regarding ‘Alien 5′ (as per its working title), declaring it was still very much happening. Not only does this, as he previously specified, ignore ‘Alien 3′ and ‘Alien: Resurrection’, but it plays out a very different timeline whereby both Hicks and Newt survive the crash-landing in David Fincher’s ‘Alien 3′.