Now Entering Russ's World
With talk about Alien 5 being a direct sequel to Aliens, Michael Biehn had to have been contacted sooner or later about the possibility of reprising his role as Hicks. Neil Blomkamp has reportedly said that he is not trying to undo Alien 3 and Resurrection. Given that Alien 3 and Resurrection are the least liked films in the franchise before the Alien vs Predator series, it probably does not matter all that much to fans. It is not like all of the copies of Alien 3 and 4 are going to be burned once Alien 5 is released.
As of right now the story is being worked out. There are attempts to get the screenplay ready for filming sometime in the near future.