It seems we may be in store for an expansion to the Alien franchise as one of the official social media accounts uploaded a series of cryptic images to its page.
The posts in question seem to tell a rather compelling story. Whoever the protagonist seems to have arrived at a Weyland-Yutani facility to investigate a series of accidents within it. The first image shows the facility with the caption explaining the character’s purpose:
The second image shows what appears to be a secret room where an Alien queen is held captive. The protagonist is aware that the company is breeding them for research purposes:
The next image shows what appears to be a number of containment pods that the parasitic Facehuggers are being lowered into. According to the protagonist they are using people to help breed them:
Later on, we see that the company is using its own private army to transport the Aliens to an undisclosed location:
It is then revealed that the Facehuggers were dropped down to a populated planet below where they attack the population:
In the final image, we see that the planet below has been completely overrun with the Aliens and everyone is dead. The protagonist vows to expose this even if it means to end of his reputation:
View this post on Instagram
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
From the look of things, the Alien franchise just might have a few more installments up their sleeve. Every image comes with an alternate image that calls itself “A 6-Part Dossier Exposing The Secret History Of Weyland-Yutani”. It also says “The Alien Universe” and “Expands 2019”. Hopefully, this might mean the beginning of something more.
Unfortunately, this does not confirm anything. The franchise itself had two good installments in the form of Alien and Aliens before hitting a creative stop that has gone on for six films of varying quality. The last Alien film, Alien: Covenant, drew mixed reviews from critics but was hated by fans and didn’t earn enough money to warrant a sequel. Since then, the franchise has been put on hold but the latest film in development has not been officially canceled. Hopefully, these images will be the start of something far more interesting for the franchise.
What do you all make of this image? Are the producers hinting at a new installment to come? Is it just a tease to keep the franchise active in our heads? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
New ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Posters Showcase Rodan, Mothra & Ghidorah
Earlier this week, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the newest trailer for their highly-anticipated sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The new trailer showed off some more epic action following the beloved monster along with some incredible sequences involving Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.
Now, Legendary has shared three brand new posters for Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah. Given that Godzilla will be battling with these monsters in the new film, it makes sense to see them receive their own poster that boasts their size and scale as they unleash their terror against humankind.
Given that Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah all take flight unlike Godzilla, it is going to be stunning visual spectacle to see them take the skies and swoop down as they all battle to the bitter end for what looks to be one of the most-anticipated blockbusters of 2019.
You can check out the new posters of Rodan, Mohra and Ghidorah down below by clicking "Next".
What do you think of these new posters? Are you excited to see the King of the Monsters take the reins in this new sequel? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the MonsterVerse.
Directed by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on May 31, 2019.