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‘Alien: Romulus’ confirms its place in the series

Actress Cailee Spaeny also reveals that director Fede Álvarez relied on the original crew of James Cameron’s Aliens.


Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez has been chosen to helm the new installment of one of cinema’s most terrifying classic sagas. Alien: Romulus’, which will be produced by Ridley Scott, will leave behind ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Alien: Covenant’ to dive into another terrifying story. Until now, it was not clear when it would take place, but actress Cailee Spaeny has revealed in statements to Variety: “It will happen between ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens’”.

“It’s supposed to slot in between the first movie and the second movie. They brought the same team from ‘Aliens,’ the James Cameron film. The same people who built those xenomorphs actually came on and built ours. So getting to see the original design with the original people who have been working on these films for 45-plus years and has been so much of their life has been really incredible.”

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In Alien (1979), Lieutenant Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, faces a deadly threat. After a harrowing escape from her own spaceship, she manages to escape and return to civilization. Just a few years later, “Aliens” tells the next chapter of Ellen’s life, as she and her crew set out to investigate a disturbance on a space colony, which, of course, involves the Xenomorphs. At this time, it is unknown if the events of ‘Alien: Romulus’ will be connected in any way to Ripley’s story, although it has been defined as an independent movie within that universe.

Fede Alvarez, director of ‘Evil Dead’ (2013) and ‘Don’t Breathe’, among others, recently stated that Ridley Scott has already seen the movie. Knowing that the man responsible for ‘Napoleon’ and ‘Gladiator’ is critical of others’ work in his films, Alvarez was a little nervous, but Scott loved it: “Fede, what can I say? It’s fucking great.

Alien: Romulus” will be released in theaters on August 16, 2024. Disney+ is also preparing the first series based on the saga, which has been delayed to the first half of 2025.