Nov-14-2017 7:58 AM
First great points... cuponator3000 totally agree with that post..
"The thing I despise of the road so far is the inconsistency"
This i feel is one of the biggest problems.. surely when they attempted to make a Prequel Series like when they had sat down and Brainstormed ideas that lead to Jon Spaights work with Alien Engineers, they must have had some kind of A-Z Plan or knowledge as far as a Personnel Alien Bible/Encyclopedia even if they dont intend to Spoon Feed us every element, they themselves must have a True Back Story A-Z roughly fleshed out.
But what we have ended up with is a constant changing of ideas and directions without considering the impact these have with any pre-set our clues and Lore. Its kind of a make it up as it goes along, too many cooks in the kitchen kind of situation... (I have a Fun Related Topic like this coming soon).
There are reasons for some of these changes though.... a lot has to do with Pressure from FOX, but Ultimately they own the Franchise, and they Spend the £££££$$$$$$$ and so Ridley Scott has to compromise with what the Studio thinks is best.
The Disney acquisition if this happens, could be of GREAT Benefit or a Disaster, not because they will make a Child Friendly Alien Franchise.... But....
1) They could actually have Faith in RS work and his frustrations at change of directions at the hands of FOX executives, and so Disney could turn around to RS and say look, Alien was you Baby, we are going to let you dictate how ever you want to explore and expand these Prequels.
2) Or the Disney Executives could decide they want more input and put their Spin/Ideas into the Franchise, if Disney Purchased 20th Century and then they decided they wanted the Alien Prequels to reveal the Predators play a larger role than Engineers etc.... then RS could totally object but ultimately Disney just get someone else to direct what they want.
As far as the Direction....
The Prequels started as a kind of loose Literal Prequel, more so with Alien Engineers, before they decided that actually the Curve-ball Engineers Plot and Agenda is something more interesting to explore, rather than Spoon Fed Literal and Direct Alien Prequel about the Xenomorph which is just a Engineered Bio-Weapon created to Destroy Mankind...
So they was planning a New Franchise that would step away from a Literal Prequel Series to the events of Alien. However seeing some disappointment with Prometheus and having no Aliens, and how Alien 5 seemed to be gaining interest, FOX saw that actually maybe it was a mistake to make a Prequel Spin off that would deviate from the Xenomorph.
And thus the NEW Prequel Series came into Fruition, with a ALIEN Prefix and a Agenda to show how the Xenomorph came to be and eventually explain (at least to a degree) how those Eggs got onto the Derelict.
Now they have decided on this PATH to link to Alien with a ALIEN Prefix, and looking how AC started to show us HOW, WHY, WHEN and WHERE our Xenomorph was created, they simply cant deviate again and so the Prequels have to be at least to some degree about the Xenomorphs.
While some fans want to cover what Prometheus was trying to do, and the Engineers to be explored, we have to remember what AC and Prometheus did with the Engineers, which was that LV-223 had only One Survivor who is dead without giving answers.
The Answers we was looking for, are to some degree found out by David during his time from when Dr Shaw had collected Davids Body Parts, and to when David had unleashed hell on the Engineers on Planet 4 and then had Free-Rein of the ruins of their Civilization.
This information was not relayed to us, because AC was a Aftermath movie, which means David can via Flash Backs and Narrative give us some insight into the Engineers in future movies, but the likelihood of having a movie that covers the events between Prometheus and Alien Covenant is unlikely at best.
The Engineers are to return and perhaps more could be covered about them when they do, but the Franchise also has to cover the Alien, because so far we have a number of Eggs on Planet 4, David with only TWO Face Huggers on his way to Origae-6 and at some point Davids creation must Evolve and end up in their Thousands on a Engineer Ship in the Zeta 2 Reticuli System which we can be sure is NO-WHERE near Origae-6
So i feel any hope of a Engineer based movie, has to come as a separate Spin Off Franchise, which maybe they would have to take off any ALIEN Prefix unless it covers Xenomorph DNA/Origins to some degree.
ALIEN: is Synonymous with the Xenomorph and Ripley and while many can accept that Alien Prequels or Parallel movies do not have to be about Ripley, they would be hard to accept the ALIEN Franchise is actually not about the Xenomorph.
If the Franchise expanded 3-5 more movies, with the ALIEN Prefix but they are about the Weyland Company and AI, would Fans accept this? It would Split them thats for sure... what about if it was about the Engineers? Maybe that would be more accepted.
The Engineers are ALIEN after all, but then also David is connected to the Xenomorph now and so he plays part of the Xenomorphs History..
I think Fans have to Accept and take on board that the Xenomorph is just a extension of the Black Goo and the Black Goo is actually the ALIEN of the Franchise, the Black Goo has many similar applications and so any ALIEN Franchise movies has to cover this Substance or related to it, and it does not have to be about Traditional Xenomorphs.
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