Neill Blomkamp is apparently deep in development on Alien 5 and a couple days ago it was asked by Blastr if Sharlto Copley would be in it. The actor has appeared in all three of Blomkamp’s films but isn’t entirely convinced it will happen a fourth time.
“We’ve had the conversation,” he said with a smile in his voice, “But it’s the familiar conversation with Neill every time he ends a movie, where he tells me he wants to put me in the next one but he can’t because, practically, it doesn’t make sense to do all of his movies with me. At some point, he has to go away, and then we’ll return and do something, which I fully understand. I never expected to be in all his films for two seconds.”
“At the moment, no. I’m not in the Aliens [sequel]. But I’m super-excited he’s doing it, and it’s surreal to get to see him do something with a franchise that, for him and I, was one of our favorite all-time franchises.”
“You know he could put me in as a xenomorph and no one would know. We know that I can do good performance capture now. Neill starts out very determined, but you never know as he gets closer to the time.”
He talks about them having some conversations about it, but also mentioning that he’s not opposed to doing some motion capture as a xenomorph. Personally, if they’re bringing back Colonial Marines or Weyland-Yutani mercenaries, he’d be perfect for those type of roles.
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At the moment the only other actor possibly campaigning for a role in Alien 5 is Louis C.K. who told Sigourney Weaver he wants to die horribly in it.