James Cameron ahead of his Aliens 30th anniversary panel at Comic-Con this Saturday spoke to Famous Monsters about the development/legacy of the film. Along with a statement concerning a return as a director to the Alien franchise.
CAMERON: Would I like to make another Alien film tomorrow? No, I don’t think so, unless someone could come up with some spectacularly new concept.
FM: You wouldn’t rule out returning to that world if the idea was compelling enough?
CAMERON: Well look, I’ve got my own kind of Alien world that I’m enslaved to now with the Avatar films, so I can pretty much rule that out.
This isn’t necessarily definitive Cameron could have zero participation in future films, as he could always jump in and become an executive producer on a new film like Neill Blomkamp‘s purposed Alien 5, which would be a direct sequel to Jim’s Aliens having some of his characters resurrected.
Cameron is producing Alita: Battle Angel with Robert Rodriquez recently hired to replace James as it’s director, so it’s possible he could have a producer role in future films.
I just don’t see him directing an Alien film with Ridley Scott and Blomkamp seeming handling the universe on their own, and his own massive productions for the next four Avatar installments.
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