To the dismay of many fans, Alien Day 2019 did not see the announcement of any significant new Alien theatrical titles, nor did we receive any clarity on the possibility of an Alien TV series being in the pipeline. The disappointment seems to continue as yesterday Disney officially unveiled their upcoming movie release schedule for their recently acquired Fox film assets and Alien did NOT make the cut for the first wave. According to a fresh report from Deadline, the studio will be producing new Star Wars films along with new Avatar sequels, but no mention of a new Alien title was included.
"We’re excited to put in place a robust and diverse slate that lays the foundation of our long-term strategy, bringing together a breadth of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox, Fox Searchlight and Blue Sky Studios to create an extraordinary collection of cinematic experiences for audiences around the world,” said Cathleen Taff, President, Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management, and Business & Audience Insights, The Walt Disney Studios. “With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios – including several new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars."
The current slate shows film release dates spanning the next 8 years, until 2027. It's surprising to see that Disney have not lined up at least one Alien film within those 8 years. At the current rate, the earliest we could expect to learn of any new Alien film would be 2021.
Don't forget however, Disney did confirm they are committed to making more Alien movies during their panel at CinemaCon this year. More over, back in February of this year Disney CEO Bob Iger did confirm himself that Disney would continue to produce R-rated Fox properties, of which Alien is one.
Will Disney surprise us and unveil plans of a new Alien movie before 2021? We'll have to wait and see. This does however only apply to films - this does not negate the existence of the highly rumored Alien TV series we've heard talk about over the last few months.
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