Wow. I really never saw this coming.
I knew they wanted to go a different way than the last couple of Alien sequels had taken the story, but to bring in Rowan Atkinson? I suppose he has some dark experience with stuff like Blackadder, but can he really take that and translate it into a Xenomorph killing machine? And I can’t think this is something that is going to help bring Sigourney Weaver back as Ripley.
(Editor’s note: Uh, Jimmy…Micheal Biehn, not Mr. Bean. You know? Star of all things early Cameron including Terminator and Aliens?
From Biehn’s Instagram:
It’s official, I will be reprising my role as ‘Cpl.’ (Not for long…) Dwayne Hicks. With the go ahead, Hicks will return with Ripley in Mid 2017. Perhaps Hicks and Ripley well eventually get to second base in this one…
What? Oh. Whoops. Phew! That does make much more sense.