Joss Whedon Reflects On What Went Wrong With ALIEN: RESURRECTION

The Alien franchise hit a real low point with 1997's Alien: Resurrection. What may surprise you is that The Avengers writer and director Joss Whedon had a writing credit on the film. "There is always going to be a shitty Alien movie out there. A shitty Alien movie with my name on it."


Geek God Joss Whedon has done very little wrong over the course of his remarkable career as a writer and director, but Alien: Resurrection was definitely a hugely disappointing addition to his résumé. In a recent interview with Total Film Magazine, Whedon was asked to share his thoughts on Prometheus and to reflect on his own contribution the franchise. "Yes, I did see Pro-meaningless," he joked. "In all seriousness, Alien: Resurrection was, I thought, the lowest I could ever feel. And then they cancelled Firefly. 'Yup, there you go. That's me feeling even lower.' Let me quote King Lear - 'The worst is not, so long as we can say, "This is the worst.'"

"Casting is storytelling," he added when asked about what his experience working on the Jean-Pierre Jeunet helmed movie taught him. "I wrote two characters for Alien: Resurrection and their arc was that you would not know what way they were going to go. One of them turned out to be insane - and what do they do? They call Brad Dourif. So there is no plot twist. Brad is a very good actor but he has been pigeonholed into these roles. Then they case J.E. Freeman as a thug - and his character was also supposed to be a mystery. So there you go again - the mystery is gone. Those are just a couple of examples because there are thousands of them when it comes to Alien: Resurrection."

As for whether or not how Alien: Resurrection turned out continues to bother him, it turns out that despite the huge level of success he has since achieved, he won't forget it any time soon. "Yeah - you don't ever get over it. When you are making a movie you are making something that is going to last forever, especially now with the internet. So there is always going to be a shitty Alien movie out there. A shitty Alien movie with my name on it." However, he must at least feel a bit better knowing that the terrible Alien vs. Predator movies would eventually prove to be THE perfect example of a bad Alien film. Right? "I actually like the first Alien vs. Predator. I'm a Paul W. S. Anderson fan."


HIS DARK MATERIALS Stills Give Us A First Look At The Third And Final Season
Related:

HIS DARK MATERIALS Stills Give Us A First Look At The Third And Final Season

BABYLON 5 Creator J. Michael Straczynski Says A Decision About The Reboot's Fate Will Be Made This Month
Recommended For You:

BABYLON 5 Creator J. Michael Straczynski Says A Decision About The Reboot's Fate Will Be Made This Month

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
AVATAR VFX Artist Claims Director James Cameron Exploited Those Working On The Movie With Unpaid Overtime
A VFX artist who worked on 2009's Avatar has lashed out at filmmaker James Cameron, claiming the director took advantage of his team by making them work unpaid extra hours in order to finish the movie...
HIS DARK MATERIALS Stills Give Us A First Look At The Third And Final Season
His Dark Materials will return for its third and final season this December, and we have a first look at HBO/BBC's adaptation of Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass via some promo stills right here.
DOCTOR WHO: THE POWER OF THE DOCTOR Star Jodie Whittaker On Her Farewell Scene: I F*cking Lost It
Jodie Whittaker will bid farewell to The Doctor in the upcoming The Power of the Doctor special, and the Attack The Block actress has now teased her "beautiful" regeneration scene...
AVATAR Cements Its Lead Over AVENGERS: ENDGAME At Global Box Office With $30.5 Million Return To Theaters
Moviegoers returned to Pandora this weekend as a remastered version of Avatar arrived in theaters, and it's now nigh on impossible for Avengers: Endgame to ever retake that #1 spot from the 3D blockbuster.
John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, & Jamie Foxx Uncover Something Crazy In First Trailer For THEY CLONED TYRONE
The first official trailer for They Cloned Tyrone has arrived, and it teases one of Netflix's most exciting and mysterious projects as John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, and Jamie Foxx embark on a mystery caper.

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com