Sigourney Weaver reveals she hates Alien vs Predator as much as everyone else, then randomly turns up on the set of Doc Martin

Mash-up movie Alien vs Predator 'really depressed' the Oscar-nominated actress

Sigourney Weaver has expressed the same view film fans have been holding for years about Alien vs Predator: she hates it.

The Oscar-nominated actress, who plays Ellen Ripley in the hit sci-fi franchise, was so against the character being in the 2004 mash-up movie that she wanted David Fincher to kill her off in Alien 3.

“I heard that Fox was gonna do Alien vs Predator, which really depressed me because I was very proud of the movies,” she told Radio Times, adding that the idea “caused more problems than it was worth”.

“I’ve nothing against building a movie on a video game, but at the time, it was, as Jim Cameron said I think publicly, ‘Why would you want to do that?’. It’s like making Alien Meets the Wolfman.”

Paul WS Anderson’s Alien vs. Predator grossed enough at the box office for Fox to warrant a sequel in 2007, Alien vs Predator: Requiem, despite a poor reception from both fans and critics.

There had been talk of a third Alien, but director Ridley Scott opted to make a prequel, Prometheus, instead.

Neill Blomkamp is currently working on a new Alien film, with Weaver already confirmed to return as Ripley and “so excited” to be teaming up with a director who “broke the tapes of these movies when he was a kid, he watched them so much”.

Weaver also popped up this week in a fisherman’s hat on the Cornwall set of ITV’s Doc Martin with lead star Martin Clunes.

It remains unknown what role the 65-year-old is playing but it is expected to be a cameo appearance as a tourist.