Ridley Scott Reveals Why He Believes in Real-Life Aliens

During a Yahoo Movies group chat with the cast of The Martian, director Ridley Scott revealed that he believes in extra-terrestrial life.

When asked whether or not he believed in life on other planets he responded: “Definitely. Logically there has to be.”.

The acclaimed sci-fi director went on to explain that “if you take the sun as the centre of this particular galaxy, around that radius of where Earth is to the sun, there are millions of planets at roughly the same position.”

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“Therefore, logically, if [other planets] are feeding off [their] sun as their main source of survival and evolution there have got to be thousands if not millions of planets that are in the same condition as us. Different in many respects, but evolution of people [or] beings has to be logical.”

Given that his entire career has orbited around the sci-fi genre, having made Alien, Blade Runner and now The Martian, it certainly explains his fascination with the subject.