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Fede Alvarez shares first Alien: Romulus movie set photo for Alien Day 2023!

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Today is officially Alien Day (2023) and to celebrate the special day director Fede Alvarez has shared a photo from the set of Alien: Romulus! The first set photo seen below could not commemorate the day any better - with a Facehugger wrapped around a clapperboard! The set design and environment in the background also is packed with clues and callbacks to 2014's Alien: Isolation game for those with an eye for details. Check it out:

What else do you notice in the background? Sound off in the comments and also let us know what you'll be doing to celebrate Alien Day!

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Xenotaris

MemberPraetorianApr-26-2023 7:44 PM

well at least its going to be inside a space ship or space station of somesorts, I hope this movie will be better than the TV series. I am not a fan of humans going medieval on the xenomorphs unless they were raised by the yautja (predators)

Jonesy

MemberFacehuggerApr-27-2023 1:32 PM

The Weyland logo is there. So it's definitely connect to the Alien universe.  :D

LalaSalamanca

MemberOvomorphApr-27-2023 5:30 PM

Hope they release it in theaters!

Xenotaris

MemberPraetorianApr-27-2023 8:26 PM

I think they already confirmed it will be a theatrical release

BigDave

MemberDeaconApr-29-2023 8:26 AM

Well i would not say this is from the SET... if it is then its NOT that Great of a Special Effects... this is likely a Mock Up from some Concept Work.

If we do ASSUME this Shot is NOT from any Game but is a Concept Work based image then what it leads me to is that this is MOST likely to be a Space Station of sorts.

In which case the PLOT would seem similar to ALIEN ISOLATION in that we would have a Group this Time of 20 year old somethings... who END UP going to and Investigating some Research Station and then making a Horrific Discovery.

A Space Station will NOT be as Claustrophobic as a Ship it gives plenty more Space to RUN and HIDE which is what i think most of this Movie will be about.

You can replicate the Claustrophobic feel of ALIEN by having the Humans become CUT-OFF from their Space Ship (maybe Sabotaged) and then Power/Lights being CUT by either Xenomorphs or some Antagonist who came aboard with the Humans (or maybe is already on the Space Station).

Another Advantage of this being a SPACE STATION is we could see that some kinds of Experiments had been worked on which means we can get something thats NOT like 100% the Traditional Xenomorph.

But this may NOT sit well with some.... but i Welcome it VS the Normal Xenomorph has been Collected to Mass Produce as a WEAPON based on just Unleashing the Beast upon a Populace... as YAWN! we been there in a way and we shall see this in the TV Series. (Accidentally but AVPR we already saw this too).

Xenomorph... the Ultimate Survivor i would say YES.... and this can be Expanded upon.

Xenomorph... the Ultimate Prey/Test for a Yautja? I would say YES...

Xenomorph... the Ultimate Weapon?  Well absolutely NO!

Xenotaris

MemberPraetorianApr-29-2023 8:59 AM

I figured the Weyland-Yutani Corporation wouldn't release regular xenomorphs on people, that would do more harm than good for WYC.

In the Dark Horse Comics and Video Games, we see that Weyland-Yutani or its competitor BioNat or a rogue Colonial Marine Colonel attempt to breed a loyal brand of xenomorphs either via conditioning or turning the xenomorphs into cyborg servants (Xenoborgs).

The former was a bad idea as Colonel Thomas A.W. Spears found out the hard way. The latter worked better seeing the xenoborgs were completely loyal to WYC.

BigDave

MemberDeaconApr-29-2023 9:22 AM

Ive NOT read many Comics but some of the ALIEN V ideas did seem to suggest that they was thinking of having some kind of Technology Attached to the Xenomorph in a ATTEMPT to Control them.... this is a ANGLE that could be Explored in a Movie or TV Series as ALONE the Xenomorph is just a kind of Pest Control..

As in you take out Mice with Cats but then if these Cats are Dangerous and Parasitic then you just Create another Problem.... UNLESS they have Limited Procreation and Life-Span....

To a Degree the Xenomorph is like this.... if we have a Limited Life Span and even if the Queen would DIE eventually.... the Xenomorph can-not Procreate without a HOST and so Eventually you would have a Place that would just have EGGS which are waiting for a HOST..... if you can Safely Collect those Eggs to RE-USE then YES the Xenomorph as a Weapon has some USES... but then surely other forms of Biological Warfare are better or NUKES!

The WHAT NEXT has NEVER been covered in the Movies as things go to POT before we get to that Point (as a Example if the USM Auriga had Contained the Xenomorphs then WHAT was their PLAN).

Using the Xenomorph as it is would be RISKY its a case of Containment if you can Succeeded with this.. another thing then is HOW can you CONTROL them or Attempt and i think this is something that the TV Series could attempt to look at.

But i think there is a BIGGER PICTURE if you look at WHAT can be Gained from a Xenomorph, and its NOT to use it as a kind of Pest Control/Cat. I think RS had intended to look at it like this and to THINK outside the Box so to speak.

Xenotaris

MemberPraetorianApr-29-2023 11:00 AM

I always believed the Queen was a later evolution, kind of like the xenomorphs had genetic version of Skynet and the Engineers/Space Jockey lost control over their creations which is probably why they went to drawing board or abandoned the xenomorphs at some point before the events of prometheus.

Xenotaris

MemberPraetorianApr-29-2023 11:06 AM

also i don't believe the humans would drop wild xenomorphs on to settlements, I always believed they would try to make loyal servant out of the xenomorphs with some sort of experimental technology augmented to it.

Like how Umbrella in the Resident Evil Games were constantly researching and developing new techniques in creating BOWs (Bio-Organic Weapons) by either improving the t-virus or create a new virus which improved they way Umbrella made their BOWs.

Umbrella Chemical Corporation is inspired by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation.

Xenotaris

MemberPraetorianApr-29-2023 11:15 AM

Point is the Weyland-Yutani Corporation would first study the xenomorphs which could take decades before moving on to weaponize the xenomorphs themselves.

Xenotaris

MemberPraetorianApr-29-2023 12:33 PM

"Xenomorph... the Ultimate Prey/Test for a Yautja? I would say YES..."

Actually, Humans are the ultimate Prey to the Yautja, not the xenomorphs.
The Paul W. S. Anderson movie got it wrong, just like how he gets the Resident Evil movies WRONG.

Xenomorphs can't reverse engineer their technology, Humans can.

Xenomorphs are for testing their unbloods/younglings, Humans are hunted by veteran Yautja.

Xenomorphs don't understand the values of an honorable fight, Humans do.

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