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Alien: Romulus - New Alien movie official plot synopsis revealed!

Alien: Romulus - New Alien movie official plot synopsis revealed!

Scified2023-03-07 18:10:05
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An official plot synopsis for the upcoming Fede Alvarez Alien film, tentatively titled Alien: Romulus has finally been revealed! Variety has exclusively unveiled the following plot synopsis, along with confirmation that the film begins shooting this weekend - beginning March 9th! The report also acknowledged that the film's official title has yet to be revealed, despite early reports suggesting the film's title being Alien: Romulus...

While the premise for the yet-to-be-titled movie has been kept under wraps, the studio did reveal that the film will follow “a group of young people on a distant world, who find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe.”

Unfortunately the short n' sweet plot synopsis does not offer much insight to what the film will be about, the mention of young people (of which actress Cailee Spaeny will be leading) confronting Aliens on a distant world makes us wonder... will they be a group of lone survivors trapped with Aliens in a Weyland-Yutani colony? Let us know your theories in the comments section below! 

We know that the new Alien film will be completely detached from previous Alien installments and will not be linked to the Ripley character arc or the Alien prequels either.

As new details emerge for the new Fede Alvarez Alien movie, we'll be sure to keep you updated!


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Written by ChrisPublished on 2023-03-07 18:10:05

The future of Alien

The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.

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PraetorianMember4035 XPMar-08-2023 8:35 PM

So this is basically going to be Scream/I know what you did Last Summer/Friday 13th/Halloween in Space?

ALIEN was so much more than a slasher flick! ALIENS showed that and to a lesser extent so did Prometheus and even to a lesser extent Alien Resurrection


EngineerAdmin21915 XPMar-09-2023 5:08 AM

I hope it's not a slasher flick like those you mentioned, although I definitely think Fede Alvarez is trying to bring the franchise closer to its roots - a small group of people trapped on a ship or world with a single Xenomorph picking them off one by one. It's the blueprint for an Alien movie the only difference is having it be a younger generation rather than adults. It is Disney after all... my biggest fear is that they pepper in some woke nonsense that detracts from the film's plot and momentum like so many films do nowadays.


PraetorianMember4035 XPMar-09-2023 7:23 AM

My fear exactly, Marvel is taking credit for all the things Dark Horse Comic had done years prior. 


NeomorphMember1656 XPMar-09-2023 9:20 AM

Woke nonsense? Political messages have always been a part of the franchise, no matter if you like it or not. Weyland Yutani has been used as a symbol for corporations and their power, feminism as Ripley in a lead female role, for example. It's a bit too late to complain about that.


I rather have it woke if that means some progressive ideas here and there than some - corporations are fine, long live our military kind of thing. Corporate propaganda is everywhere, so at least keep it out of the alien-movies.


PraetorianMember4035 XPMar-09-2023 10:33 AM


I don't think you understand what people mean by woke.

Ripley being female isn't woke, because who she is isn't defined by the fact she is a woman. At her core, Ripley is a gender neutral character, written to be played by either a man or a woman. 

Then comes the second movie, men and women both serving the military is good feminism because both genders are equals. This again isn't wokeism.

What is woke is stating or depicting all men are all evil perverted idiots and women are superior, this is woke.

Ripley never had flaunt that she was a woman, so Ripley was never woke. Dietrich, Vasquez, or Ferro, neither of these Colonial Marine women had to remind the audience that they are female they just are; so they weren't woke.

Lets take the recent example of wokeness from MARVEL, INO-She-Hulk, "I get angry and filled with rage, not because I had suffered a tragic back story or lost a love one or anything, NOPE because men exist and they are annoying!" THIS IS WOKE.


EngineerAdmin21915 XPMar-11-2023 1:15 PM

My "woke" concerns have less to do with forced gender roles and more to do with irrelevant pandering or virtue signaling. Alien has always been one of the pioneers for paving the way for strong female lead characters and I love it - there's also something to be said for the significance of the female aspect, life and creation that remaind a prevalent undertone throughout the Alien saga.

No, I'm all for strong, badass, female leads. What I don't need from an Alien movie are unrealistic / forced / irrelevant romantic back stories if they lend nothing to the development of the plot. Filler content for the sake of appeasing a minority of viewers. Evil corporations are fine - albeit more of an actual issue to be explored. 

That's all, I just hope the Alien film is an Alien film and not another franchise poisoned by forced indoctrination to an ideology not everyone agrees with.


PraetorianMember4035 XPMar-11-2023 9:10 PM

Yeah what he said^


PraetorianMember4035 XPMar-11-2023 9:12 PM

I'm for strong female characters. Ellen Ripley should be the blueprint of what makes a strong female character done right.

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