Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Mar 21, 2022, 01:24:48 PM
Disney always wants to build brands, they do not rock the boat
This is the main thing that worries me. I'd much rather see risks taken, even if they don't all land, than see them simply play safe and just retread Alien
(as The Force Awakens
is to A New Hope
For the many issues I have with the sound of certain elements Hawley show (namely the Prometheus
Earth setting), I'm at least intrigued by the fact that it seems to be leaning into/expanding on ideas that go beyond what was just in the first couple movies.
But as I've said a few times, I am all for seeing - and explicitly want to see - new filmmakers come in and really put their own stamp on the material. That's the whole fun of Alien
as an ongoing franchise to me, the way it is always reinventing itself under the guiding hand of some real A-level filmmakers with very distinct voices. I just really wish that the Ridley Scott prequels would have gotten a chance to properly wrap up before we kickstarted this particular wave of new films/shows from new filmmakers that we're about to enter with Hawley and Álvarez.
And I also wish Alien
's entire future wasn't locked into Hulu, but I digress there...