Most unfortunately for the ‘Alien’ franchise, the movies are currently on the ropes. Most believe we will never see Neil Blomkamp‘s ‘Alien’ sequel thanks to the meddling of Ridley Scott, who himself has failed to produce anything of box-office value with the ‘Alien’ movies of late and seems to lack any clear vision for the future of the franchise. And yet, as we approach 2019 there is an exciting campaign occurring on Instagram called ‘A 6-Part Dossier Exposing the Secret History of Weyland-Yutani,‘ which for fans of the franchise, instantly strikes a cord.
Weyland-Yutani is the behind-the-scenes corporation responsible for much of the death and carnage experienced in the films (and beyond), and the Instagram posts confirm they are just as evil as ever. In the Dossier, a reporter (?) visits one of their facilities and watches as they experiment on humans and xenomorphs and ends up watching as they unleash xenomorphs on one of their own colonies in what appears to be an experiment. But what are these posts hinting at, especially with hashtags like ‘#AmandaRipley’ and ‘#SciFi’? Could this be the earliest promotion for the rumored ‘Alien’ TV show? Or perhaps advertising for a new ‘Alien’ video game? Amanda Ripley was the lead character in the video game ‘Alien: Isolation,’ and there is rumor of a new ‘Alien’ game coming out, and another rumor that 20th Century Fox recently trademarked the title ‘Alien: Blackout’ for software usage, so this could be in support of a new game? Lastly, this could also be promoting a new comic, ‘Alien: Resistance,’ as Amanda Ripley is also set to star in that comic, and these are, after all, comic-like images in the posts.
No matter what, 20th Century Fox is clearly trying to tell us big things are coming for ‘Alien’ in 2019, and we should be excited.
Check out all of the Instagram posts for yourself (below), and make sure to share your thoughts and any theories you might have in the comments below!
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Day 6: It’s a nightmare. They have infested and destroyed the Weyland-Yutani colony below. Killing all of the facility’s personnel. We have to expose this. I know they’ll try to discredit me. Or worse. Tell someone — before they do this to anyone else. . . . . . #SciFi #Breeding #Xeno #Monsters #TellSomeone #Aliens
And just for reference, here’s the synopsis for the upcoming Amanda Ripley Comic, ‘Alien: Resistance,’ which again, could be what these Instagram posts are referring to:
Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley’s help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program. The duo teams up against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret!