Sigourney Weaver has had a fairly epic career, with parts in some of the biggest and most influential movies of all time. From the Alien franchise, to the first two Ghostbusters, to Avatar, and now she’s even going to be a part of the Marvel Universe when she appears in The Defenders on Netflix next year.
She’s definitely carved out quite a list of resumÃ© credits for herself, and so whenever she gets interviewed about one project she tends to be asked about all of her projects. Such was the case when she sat down for an interview with Variety about A Monster Calls. Since she’s attached to James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, Neill Blomkamp’s oft-delayed Alien sequel (which he has said would retcon the series a bit and essentially be Alien 3, serving as a true follow-up to Aliens), and at New York Comic Con we found out that she’d be playing a mysterious role in Marvel’s The Defenders.
Here’s what she had to say about each project:
On Avatar 2-5…
“In my opinion, the three scripts Iâ€™ve read so far are many times more amazing than the first one in terms of their scope. He did a lot of the heavy lifting in the first movie, establishing the family and the relationships and the world, and now he really gets to play.”
On Blomkamp’s Alien film, which was sort of indefinitely shelved shortly after Ridley Scott decided to turn Prometheus 2 into Alien: Covenant and his own film, Chappie, stumbled…
“I hope that Neill Blomkamp and I will eventually get back to it. Heâ€™s written such a wonderful script. I look forward to finishing Ripleyâ€™s story.”
Weaver’s phrasing there is notable, because it’s far less optimistic than it’s been in the past. The whole thing now is just something she’s “hoping to get back to” one day- which will probably hinge on how good a job Covenant does at getting mainstream audiences excited about Alien again.
Lastly, she offered a only a cryptic response regarding Marvel’s The Defenders…
“I canâ€™t say much, because they might kill me. I think everyone I work for might kill me if I tell you anything. But I have the most delicious character. Sheâ€™s really smart, and sheâ€™s very in charge.”
A star of Weaver’s magnitude was a big “get” for the Marvel production, so there’s tons of intrigue surround who she’ll be playing when the hotly-anticipated crossover event takes place next year on Netflix.