Although Fede Alvarez's upcoming Alien movie (tentatively titled Alien: Romulus) will not involve the Ellen Ripley character story arc or characters thereof, it will apparently take place within the same timeline, according to claims by our friends at Perfect Organism Podcast. Where exactly in the Alien timeline does Alien: Romulus fall? They claim it will take place between the events of Alien and Aliens. They also claim the film will not ignore events established in Ridley Scott's Alien prequels, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.
To what extent the impact of the prequels will have on Romulus remains to be known entirely.
Regarding the timeline between Alien and Aliens, we know Ripley will have already blown up the Nostromo and remains in cryo stasis waiting to be picked up by the network during this time. It's possible the Nostromo incident is referenced in Alien: Romulus and could be what sparks an investigation by Weyland-Yutani which went unacknowledged in James Cameron's sequel Aliens - prior to the colony infection on LV-426. However without further details, we can only speculate for now.
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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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I think this has some Potential.... it would be INTERESTING to see HOW this DOES-NOT go and Ignore the Prequels.
I think this must mean that a Weyland-Yutani Ship has been to either.
*LV-426 (2125-2150) maybe.
But there could be other Avenues to the Eggs, as we have a Time Line of between say 2122-2178, i just hope some Thought has gone into it rather than a LAZY ROUTE. Hopefully the Movie does-not go and cause a lot of Contradiction or Conflict..... which the TV Series is BOUND to Cause.
It depends how Imaginative they are..... to me i think we will see this SET on a SHIP where the Humans in Question will arrive and DOCK with a Weyland Ship thats in Space that has Eggs.... i am not sure we will arrive at any Planets. And so we basically could have a Plot like ALIEN/ALIEN ISOLATION.... but where the Eggs are Obtained (well Crew Face Hugged) after Exploring a Abandoned WYShip in Space.
However then YES we cant RULE OUT either.... a) The Company had been to LV-426 prior to ALIEN and b) They Returned between ALIEN and ALIENS.
"They also claim the film will not ignore events established in Ridley Scott's Alien prequels, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant"
Looking at the Time-Frame then the ONLY thing that makes sense that does-not go and Conflict the Franchise is...if the Movie was set after Alien Covenant and its a Response to Davids Advent Message... so WY send a Ship to Planet 4 and they take the Eggs and leave but something Happens and another Human Ship then comes into Contact with this WY Ship.
My Brain drifted off then.... so we are AFTER ALIEN...
Which means if we ONLY go and Consider the Movies (God knows how the TVSeries will Connect). Then we have EGGS on LV-426 and so you would THINK the Company goes to LV-426 after ALIEN to get Eggs....
The Derelict in ALIENS looked Damaged from a Explosion from Inside... this could be a ATTEMPT to Destroy the Ship.... and so the Movie could TIE into another Visit to the Derelict where the WY Company obtain Eggs and get them onto a Ship before things go to POT....
Then our Gang from this Movie go and Dock with this W-Y SHIP.
But then these Eggs could come from PLANET 4... what becomes of the RemainingEggs there?
What becomes of David and those Face Huggers? and so LV-426 does-not have to be the ONLY place where the Xenomorph Eggs are Located.
The TV Series will THROW a SPANNER into the Works... being set like 25 Years before ALIEN.... because as of even 2020... we have Ridley Scott indicate that the Xenomorph did-not Exist prior to Davids Shena****ns on Planet 4.
The movie is going to be set between ALIEN and ALIENS, so if Covenant was set in 2104, Alien in 2122, and Aliens in 2179. Where looking at a ballpark figure of this movie being 30-70 years after Covenant.
So Origae 6 would have been long forgotten by this point in the storyline. Also I doubt Disney would want to continue off of Covenant's storyline.
I personally would have set the movie after ALIENS/ALIEN 3 but before Alien Resurrection.
Also being a producer doesn't necessarily mean that Scott would have full creative control over the movie. Spielberg who directed the first Jurassic Parks was a big T. rex fan but he couldn't stop Johnson from incorporating the T. rex was a scavenger and a wuss into Jurassic Park 3, who Spielberg worked on as a producer.
I consider David an unreliable narrator. I think he's lying about creating the xeno or killing the Engineers ( I think they were long dead by the time Shaw and David arrived ). Just his damaged/conflicted synthetic brain spewing nonsense.
But, there are Eggs on Planet 4 and LV426.
Right now, the history of the xenomorph is a complete mess and I'm fine with what ever they dream up.
(( Did David create the spores on Planet 4? The spores are far, far more dangerous then a Egg pod/ facehugger ( you can avoid a egg pod and even kill a facehugger )))
well ignoring David being the xenomorph's creator, I think he still killed off the engineers and made his own variant of the xenomorph called Praetomorphs (its a name given to David's creation thanks to the Alien RPG).
The xenomorphs we seen in prior films (minus Resurrection and the AVP films) are of the original stock made by the Engineers.
That said to reiterate, the xenomorphs were not indigenous to Lv-426 and the xenomorphs on planet 4 are an offshoot species, not true xenomorphs. So where did the xenomorphs come from? If they were bioweapons, maybe they are grown in some sort of biomechanical weapons factory? If the Engineers released the xenomorphs on their ancient foes, possibly there could be hundreds if not thousands of worlds with xenomorphs hibernating beneath its surfaces.
I would say that YES this Movie will be like the Original ALIEN in that there will NOT be many Shooting Locations it will LIKELY had been Filmed in a Studio with a LOT of Green Screen.
"If this is a new colony planet..then I wonder how the xenomorph got there?"
This would seem to NOT be the Case....it seems the MOVIE is Basically going to be Very Close to ALIEN... its going to be NUTS/BOLTS like 80% the Same.
It appears we will have a SHIP that has 5 Young Crew and a Android... we cant be sure of WHAT there Objective is..... maybe they are just going for a SpaceCruise, anyway they will come Across some HOW a Weyland Yutani Space Ship which is Abandoned.... we cant be sure IF this W-Y SHIP is Floating in Space or Stranded upon some Planet.
It seems that some of the Crew Decide to go and Investigate out of Curiosity and ask the ANDROID to gain Access to the SHIP..... it seems likely they may Discover some Long Dead Skeletons of the W-Y Crew (maybe one or more Chest Bursted?).
One of the Young Explorers will be Infected with a Face Hugger and likely be taken back to their Ship (unless they Discover the W-Y Vessel on a Planet in which case maybe their Ship gets Stranded too).
It would seem the ANDROID will become the Antagonist again and will WISH to ensure the Survival of the Xenomorph...
With ONE MEMBER becoming the HOST we will likely have 1-2 Survivors (LETSHOPE ITS NOT... a Blow the Darn Thing out of the AIRLOCK/SHIP kind of Ending). We are likely to see the Remaining 4 Crew being Hunted Down by a LONE XENOMORPH.... where we will see another 2-3 Casualties.
Bottom Line..... it does-not seem it will DIFFER from ALIEN much, if they get Stranded on the Planet then it would be more a ALIEN COVENANTmeets ALIEN3 kind of Flick with LESS Humans being Hunted Down.
If this INDEED does seem to be the Case, then it really does-not offer much NEW and have to ASK what was the POINT..... likely to Soft-Retcon well to give the ALIEN Experience to a Younger Generation with a Younger Cast (i have a feeling they could be Annoying)...
Looking at the Evidence.... the Neomorph Spores are a Result of the Black GooLeaking from the Canisters after the Crash and making its way down the WaterStream on the Mountains and Infecting some Native Fungi to EVOLVE them into the Neomorph Spores.
"well ignoring David being the xenomorph's creator, I think he still killed off the engineers and made his own variant of the xenomorph called Praetomorphs"
A lot depends on HOW MUCH they take the RPG as Canon.... its seems that FedeAlvarez's is insisting the MOVIE is Canon to the Prequels and will NOT go and Conflict what those Movies had shown.
With Ridley Scott on board it depends on HOW MUCH is HE wishing to STICK with what his Intentions were with the Xenomorph... which the LAST TIME he spoke about them, he implies that David's Creation has some WAY to GO before it EVOLVES to what we have in ALIEN.
Regarding the Engineers then YES they are LIKELY all GONE from Planet 4, but RS had indicated there are Engineers still around and that SOME would RETURN to PLANET 4..... but we dont know if he will be Following up on that...... i think the Engineers will NOT be seen again.... (does not mean they are GONE...)
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