July 18 marks the 30th anniversary of James Cameron’s groundbreaking horror sci-fi sequel, “Aliens,” and to celebrate, the director intends to “get the usual suspects back together” at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
The Q&A takes place on Saturday, July 23, and will include stars Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Paul Rieser and Carrie Henn — the three-decades older Newt. Cameron will also be in attendance, along with produce Gale Anne Hurd to discuss the fan-favorite film, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Released in 1986, “Aliens” was instantly hailed as a groundbreaking approach to Hollywood sequels, building upon the claustrophobic horror of the original 1979 film into an expansive world that spawned numerous films, video games, crossovers and comic book runs. The franchise chestburst back to life in 2012 with “Prometheus,” a prequel from “Alien” director Ridley Scott. He is currently at work on a companion film, currently titled “Alien: Covenant,” which stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup. Ripley fans will be getting more of her adventures soon in a direct sequel from director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9,” “Elysium”), which will effectively undo the events of “Alien 3” and “Alien: Resurrection.”
Traditionalists will be able to pick up the 30th anniversary Blu-Ray and Digital HD re-release on September 13, which will include theatrical and director’s cuts, commentary, previously released deleted and extended scenes and collectible concept art cards based on Cameron’s designs.
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