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CONFIRMED: Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie WILL erase Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection from the movies’ timeline

July 6th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Ok, any of you going to SDCC? Oh, you lucky, lucky people…

It looks like Aliens fans are in got a real treat on Saturday, July 23rd as director James Cameron, and star Sigourney Weaver will join producer Gale Anne Hurd, and actors Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn and Carrie Henn in the near legendary Hall H for a 30th Anniversary Q&A.

Aaaagh! We really wish we weren’t on the other side of the planet because this sounds like it could be amazing!

Oh top of that, with Weaver working with director Neill Blomkamp on a fifth Aliens movie it has been confirmed now that it will indeed – if and when it happens – remove David Fincher’s Alien 3 (1992) and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien: Resurrection(1997) from the series’ continuity: “It’s just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill’s movie,” Weaver says.

Woah… so, like Superman Returns ignored Superman III and Superman IV, it seems if this movie happens we’ll have two alternative Alien timelines – a sort of Aliens Earth One and Earth Two if you like.

While we are all in favour of a new Aliens movie we aren’t sure how we feel about this. Are Alien 3 and Resurrection really so bad they need forgetting? Let us know your thoughts.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….