Newswire: Alien originally had a much darker ending

While preparing for the premiere of the latest film in the Alien franchise, Ridley Scott was recently asked to look back at the 1979 movie that started it all, and gave us a hero for the ages. Entertainment Weekly sat down with the director to discuss the rumored original ending for Alien, which Scott seemed to delight in despite its being so bleak. By now, most of us are familiar with the original film’s conclusion, which saw Ripley best the Xenomorph before heading into a well-deserved cryo-slumber with the ship’s cat, Jones. As it turns out, Scott initially wanted to end things on an even bloodier note: “I thought that the alien should come in, and Ripley harpoons it and it makes no difference, so it slams through her mask and rips her head off.”

The only thing that would have made that sadder would have been to …

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