According to Sigourney Weaver, Neill (District 9) Blomkamp’s proposed Aliens sequel – set to feature and older Ripley and Hicks (and apparently ignoring all post-Aliens Alien movies) – is definitely only on hold, not cancelled.
Production on the film was put on hiatus after Ridley Scott requested that it should not go ahead until after Alien: Covenant, his own sequel to Prometheus/prequel to Alien, is released.
However, Scott has also indicated that there will be two further Alien prequels after Alien: Covenant, taking the story right up to the events of the 1979 original. So the question now is will Scott request that Blomkamp’s film be delayed until all the Alien prequels have been made?
Whatever the case, Sigourney Weaver seems pretty confident we will see the Blomkamp film one day, as long as everybody involved doesn’t die of old age first… Talking to Aggressive Comix (via The Playlist) she says: “Well, I think it is [still going ahead]. Ridley asked Neill not to make our Alien ’til after Prometheus 2. [Scott] wanted his movie to shoot and be released first. But it’s an amazing script, and Neill and I are really excited about doing it. We’re doing other things until we can get going on that. I’d be really surprised if we didn’t do it, because it’s such a great script, and we love working together. So, it’s just going to take a little bit longer to get out to you, but it’ll be worth the wait.”