Michael Biehn told expectant fans at August’s Film & Comic Con Sheffield that he “expects to be in” Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens sequel. It means both Sigourney Weaver and Biehn are returning to reprise their roles.
Michael Biehn, an actor known for his all-action roles in the 80s and 90s in such films as The Terminator (as the original Kyle Reese), The Abyss and Navy Seals, will reprise another one of his military roles as Hicks in Neill Blomkamp’s sequel to Aliens.
The actor appeared at August’s Film & Comic Con Sheffield where, during a Q&A with fans, he revealed he had spoken with Blomkamp about returning to play Hicks and that he “expects to be in” the new film. The Alabama-born star also noted his delight at the studio’s decision to green light a new movie that followed the conclusion of Aliens, bemoaning his character’s credits-sequence demise in David Fincher’s Alien 3.
While Fincher’s contribution to the Alien franchise is better than many give it credit for, the fact he killed two of the surviving characters from Aliens within the first five minutes has always irked fans. Now we’ll hopefully get a chance to see a sequel that feels like an authentic continuation of Cameron’s 1986 film.
Yet, as with all things “Hollywood”, Biehn clarifies that he’s yet to sign on the dotted line. “I have spoken to Neill Blomkamp about [the new Alien movie] but I have not read a script yet nor have I been offered a role yet,” he said.
He does, however, remain optimistic. “If they make the movie – Fox have said they’re going to make it – I expect to be in it.”