When Ridley Scott started his dark journey to direct the iconic 1979 classic film Alien, he had very different ending envisioned for the film. The franchise would have been a lot different had he followed through with this ending.
Scott’s original vision for the ending saw Ripley fail in her attempt to kill the Xenomorph and in the process of trying to kill it, she is brutally destroyed. When talking about it with EW, the director revealed:
“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 director then went on to explain that after Ripley’s meets her tragic demise, he also wanted to cut to the xenomorph pressing some buttons on the dashboard of the ship, before it would then “mimic Captain Dallas [Tom Skerritt] saying, ‘I’m signing off’.”
I’m happy Scott didn’t kill off Ripley because then we would’ve never got Aliens, and I can’t imagine living in a world without Aliens! What do you think about Scott original ending for Alien?