The Alien franchise may be more focused on the Prometheus world for the time being, but Sigourney Weaver is still eyeing a return to the classic series. During a recent panel at The Hero Complex Film Festival, Weaver reflected on her time as the iconic Ellen Ripley, who is easily the most iconic action movie heroine in film history. But even she knows there is more story left to be told, and when the subject of another Alien came up, Weaver responded by saying (via Collider):
I feel there’s a longing in certain groups of fans when I meet them for the story to be finished because we really left it up in the air and I feel a bit badly about that because I was part of that decision making process. I didn’t want to make four and five in a bundle. I think it’s hard to make these films all in a big lump. You need time to sort of let things resonate so I can imagine a situation where we could at least finish telling her story. I think that would be very satisfying at least to me — although I haven’t done anything about it; but I can understand why that could happen and I certainly know young filmmakers who are interested in doing that. So we’ll just have to see what happens.
Obviously this statement is nothing official, but the current trend in Hollywood is franchise revivals with classic casts, such as J.J. Abrams' Star Wars. Ridley Scott may be tied up with Prometheus and a Blade Runner sequel, but it wouldn’t be a stretch for someone to come along and give us more Alien movies. At least we know that Weaver is on board if it ever happens.