Talk:Alien (franchise)

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Alien 5 is an Alternate Universe[edit]

I'm not sure if this will go very well with anyone here but over at Town Hall Theatre in Broadway, Sigourney Weaver was giving a Q&A Session on the celebration of Alien Day in regards to the upcoming Neill Blomkamp Alien sequel. We know that Neill Blomkamp had said that he had no intention of undoing Alien 3 and Resurrection, but what Sigourney Weaver says is pretty... interesting.

“When Neill Blomkamp started to talk to me about the sequel to this movie [Aliens], I thought, ‘Gosh, that would be so great to know that Ripley has a resting place, eventually.’ And wouldn’t it be great to end the series on—not that the other two didn’t happen but they’re in a parallel universe.”

This statement seems to have some heavy weight to it if we take into account that Neill Blomkamp isn't going to undo Alien 3 and Resurrection, but merely going around them.

Source: http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/alien-5/254909/alien-5-sigourney-weaver-talks-ignoring-later-sequels-alien-covenant — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.61.1.74 (talk) 02:01, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Reverting back to previous content[edit]

It appears there have recently been some major unilateral contributions to the page, like the removal of the current logo from Alien: Covenant and moving the DVD box set from the home media release section to the infobox. Could we perhaps have a discussion about this, so we can at least attempt to reach consensus for the content of this page? I personally think it's nonsensical to have that box set image anywhere but the home media section, considering that we have the films' logos to go off of. But, let's all talk and see what consensus we can reach! DARTHBOTTO talkcont 02:21, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

We have had many discussions since last year about making significant changes to the page, such as emphasizing that AvP is a part of a separate crossover franchise, considering Prometheus and its sequels to be a part of the prequel series and having the DVD box set below. It's all in the page archives. TurokSwe, if you have a massive edit proposal, you must first discuss it here and we can invite the regular editors to give their input. But reverting back to the content of a year ago, for what may be the sake of nostalgia, is simply inappropriate. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 20:20, 18 May 2016 (UTC)
Where is the evidence of such discussions? I sure can't find any, and as far as I'm concerned, there should be nothing really problematic about my edits. The box image for the franchise, for starters, is much better represented by a home media collection of films rather than a blurry title that is even assigned to a sequel to Prometheus and not the main Alien series. The crossover films are a series of its own that includes the Aliens and so should be mentioned below the other films. The franchise is also commonly branded as Aliens instead of just Alien, and the creature itself is repeatedly recognized as a "Xenomorph". TurokSwe (talk) 05:15, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
First of all, I appreciate you engaging me in discussion, TurokSwe. The evidence is here, at Talk:Alien (franchise)/Archive 1. Prior to the announcement of Alien: Covenant, the layout was satisfactory, as there was no verification that Prometheus is in fact a part of the franchise. But with the announcement by 20th Century Fox, it became clear that it was and I opened up discussions about further emphasizing that Alien, Predator and Alien vs Predator are three separate franchises that should keep their content largely restricted to their appropriate pages. Additionally, the archives will show that we discussed the infobox image content, as well. Nobody made any bold edits during the reorganization without consulting the talk page and getting input from other contributors. On top of that, I brought up my proposals at WikiProject Film's discussion page. You know, if you want to open up more discussions or perhaps get an RfC or even a Dispute Resolution discussion going, I'd be more than willing to go along with it. I promise to request whatever consensus is met at this point. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 06:33, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

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Just as a reminder about continuity/canon[edit]

For the first time in a year, we've had a wave of edits by a single editor attempting to state that Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are of a separate canon and that Alien belongs to a shared universe. As a reminder, 20th Century Fox has clarified that Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are components of what the studio has dubbed the "Alien Prequel Series", which leads directly into the original film and negates AvP. Therefore, there are currently six films that comprise this series and AvP is a separate crossover beast with its own separate canon from Alien continuity and the Predator continuity. I'm aware this was a cause for confusion after Prometheus was released and before Alien: Covenant was announced, as we had no idea in hell was Prometheus was, but that's not the case anymore. We have this discussion in the archives, but I'm leaving this here again, in case there is any further confusion in the foreseeable future. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 05:31, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Skerrit didn't play Ripley! 50.136.186.91 (talk) 15:18, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

This page only says that Ripley was originally supposed to be a male character, played by him. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 08:33, 4 December 2016 (UTC)