Ridley Scott Says Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 Will Be Released in 2017

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Ridley Scott, one of the most remarkable director of science fiction films, just finished promoting his latest film The Martian (which is awesome, by the way! Read our review here) and now, he's getting ready to start filming Alien: Paradise Lost, which is the pre-Alien sequel to Prometheus. He'll begin filming early next year, and we know that it will be released sometime in 2017 while Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 — a continuation of the story of Sigourney Weaver's Ripley —would be arriving in 2018.

But it seems that plans have changed. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Scott gives us an updated timeline about for the upcoming films set in the Alien Universe:

It would be interesting to see 20th Century Fox will present these films in the same year back-to-back. The move could give fans a clearer view of how the two plot threads connect and/or it might confuse them.

Which film are you more excited to see: Alien: Paradise Lost or Alien 5?