In recent days, 20th Century Studios released the highly anticipated teaser trailer for Alien: Romulusthe new installment of the saga Aliendirected by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead), and starring Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla, The Craft: Legacy, Mare of Easttown, Devs) e Isabela Merced (Instant Family, Dora and the Lost City of Gold).

The trailer contains images and sequences that reminded us of the Nostromo spaceship – from the original film Alien– as well as showing the return of the Facehuggers (aka Facehuggers) and the most villainous villain, the Xenomorph.

And while this new installment was previously described as “an original feature film” reboot of the horror and science fiction franchise, Spaeny stated in a previous interview that The plot is set in the timeline between Alien (1979) the Ridley Scott, and the sequel Aliens (1986) by James Cameron.

So, Does Álvarez's next film connect with the original saga? This is Álvarez's response to THR:

“[Alien: Romulus] takes place between the two films. The way we put it together is if you haven't seen any of them [Alien, Aliens]I'm jealous because you will have an amazing experience. You'll have all these Alien worlds coming at you and you've never experienced any of this. You don't know how the creature is born and you don't know any of these things. That is fantastic. “You will have a great time.”

Now, if you've seen the other ones, then it's a completely different experience in a way, because you will see and find those connections with the other films. And if you're a fan, you'll be that person who bothers your friends at the movies, telling them that you know what this is and where that gun is from and what the characters are talking about.”

So it's designed that way and hopefully it works that way for everyone, but it's connected to all of them. I love all those movies. I didn't want to skip or ignore any of them when it comes to story level connections, character level, technology level and creature level. There are always connections from Alien to Alien: Covenant.

Alien: Romulus It is the seventh installment of the franchise Alienand the ninth if we take into account the Aliens vs Predator crossovers.


In this ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring film series, a group of young people on a distant world find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe..”

Álvarez co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator Rodo Sayagues (remake Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe, Don’t Breathe 2remake Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and produced the feature film in the company of Ridley Scottdirector of the original classic and the prequels Prometheus y Alien: Covenant.

The original classic Alien by Ridley Scott from 1979, ended with a shot in which the protagonist, Sigourney Weaver, expelled a Xenomorph from her escape capsule, before falling into cryogenic sleep that would take her back to human civilization. The sequel, Aliens by Cameron, released in 1986, picked up the plot years later, while Ripley accompanied a military mission investigating a possible Xenomorph attack on a remote space colony.

Alien: Romulus will be released in theaters on August 16, 2024 via 20th Century Studios. It will be the first installment of the saga Alien to be distributed by Disney.

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