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The ending to Shane Black’s The Predator was weird, wacky, and completely out of left field, introducing a weapon that could change the game in possible sequels.

But what if the new killer wasn’t a thing, but a person? From another movie universe? Apparently, The Predator shot two alternate endings that would’ve brought Alien back into the Predator family, with Ellen Ripley or Newt stepping in as the “Predator Killer.”

Simply put, Ellen Ripley is the Alien franchise. Even though her adversary gets the title, Ripley is the star of the first four films, and her story is what ties everything together. So the fact that director Ridley Scott has an idea to work her back into his films isn't a surprise. But the way he wants to do it might be.

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it's rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn't at all impact her level of badarsery -- though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She's complicated, she feels real, and I have total confidence the Alien movies would not have become classics without her.

No one argues that Alien and Aliens are the best films in the Alien franchise. It's an objective, undisputed fact. After that, though, nothing is certain -- is Alien 3 a good movie? How bad is Resurrection? Do the Alien vs. Predator movies count? Did you like Prometheus? The debates go on and on.

Recently, Sigourney Weaver said that Neill Blomkamp's still-in-the-ether Alien movie be a new sequel to Aliens, meaning that it would render the series' existing third and fourth films redundant. Alien 3 may be the most maligned film in the franchise, but it would be a shame to erase Ripley's adventure on Fury 161, and here's why.

The cast of Aliens assembled at Comic-Con to celebrate the iconic science fiction film's 30th anniversary, and all agreed that James Cameron's script is a key part of what makes the film a classic. But woven into that strong storytelling are also some of cinema's most memorable one-liners, as stars Bill Paxton and Sigourney Weaver recalled.

When Neill Blomkamp released art that he had put together for an Alien project that he wanted to work on, it was quickly greenlit, then put on the back burner when Ridley Scott announced his own Alienverse film, Alien: Covenant. According to Sigourney Weaver, Blomkamp might still get to make his film.