Fans of the Alien franchise are one step closer to revisiting its captivating world as filming has concluded for the latest installment in the series. It has been over five years since the terrifying xenomorphs graced the big screen, and expectations are soaring for this new horror tale featuring the iconic movie monsters. Fede Álvarez took the helm as director for this thrilling adventure, which has been shrouded in secrecy regarding its plot details throughout the past couple of years. While the movie’s premise remains undisclosed, some cast members have already been confirmed to star.
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Leading the charge in bringing the new characters to life are Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, and David Jonsson, setting the stage for another courageous group confronting these lethal creatures. This film will serve as a standalone installment, separate from Ridley Scott’s prequel movies that have been unfolding over the last decade. This strategy aims to attract fresh audiences to a franchise that has thrived for over four decades. Previous characters have fought tooth and nail to survive the deadly xenomorphs while trapped in the depths of space with scarce resources.
The most recent appearance of the iconic monster on the silver screen was in Alien: Covenant, directed by Scott himself. This prequel continued the narrative introduced in Prometheus, where Scott sought to shed light on why the Engineers, an alien race, could create such an aggressive creature. Though Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of David was highly compelling, the prequel failed to resonate with audiences, earning a modest $240 million at the global box office. This, combined with Disney’s acquisition of Fox at the time, led to a dormant period for the franchise. However, its future now shines brightly.
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The Xenomorphs Invade Television
In addition to Álvarez’s latest film, another project tied to the Alien franchise is currently in development. A television series set in the universe established by Ridley Scott in 1979 is slated to premiere on Hulu in the near future. With Noah Hawley at the helm, crafting a new story set on Earth in the not-too-distant future, this series will mark the first project from the franchise to explore our own planet. Production is set to commence later this year.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Alien franchise
When did filming wrap on Fede Álvarez’s ‘Alien’ movie?
Filming has recently wrapped on Fede Álvarez’s ‘Alien’ movie.
Who directed the latest ‘Alien’ installment?
Fede Álvarez directed the latest ‘Alien’ installment.
Is the new ‘Alien’ movie connected to Ridley Scott’s prequel movies?
No, the new ‘Alien’ movie is a standalone installment and is not connected to Ridley Scott’s prequel movies.
Who are some of the confirmed cast members for the new ‘Alien’ movie?
Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, and David Jonsson are among the confirmed cast members for the new ‘Alien’ movie.
When was the last time the xenomorphs were seen on the big screen?
The xenomorphs were last seen on the big screen in the movie ‘Alien: Covenant’, directed by Ridley Scott.
What was the response to ‘Alien: Covenant’?
‘Alien: Covenant’ did not resonate well with audiences, earning approximately $240 million at the worldwide box office.
Is there a television series connected to the ‘Alien’ franchise in development?
Yes, there is a television series set in the ‘Alien’ universe being developed, which is scheduled to premiere on Hulu in the near future.
Who is involved in creating the new ‘Alien’ television series?
Noah Hawley is involved in creating the new ‘Alien’ television series.
Where will the plot of the television series be set?
The plot of the television series will be set on Earth in the near future, making it the first project from the franchise to visit our planet.