“If you ask Ridley, he’ll tell you he’s certainly borrowed things from the universe… He’s not developing it as true canon. There are some inconsistencies that he accepted in order for his film to be the good story he wanted to tell there. To the extent that it is part of the Aliens universe, it’s prequel material. We’re sequel material.
Damn it! Every single time we get quotes on how canonical 'Prometheus
' is meant to be, they don't just contradict one another now, they contradict their own logic!
What is "true canon" even supposed to mean, when you also
reference that it is
meant to be a prequel?
At the beginning of Alien3 something happened. We never knew what or why. But something caused them to be ejected from the Sulaco and they ended up on this prison planet.
I thought the whole uncontrollable fire thing was the obvious reason...?
I can understand someone wanting to try and make sense of where the egg came from, but this part was never a mystery.
Menacing corporation that sets up Hadley's Hope and wants to retrieve alien queen embryo would obviously track down the Sulaco and search it.
Investing in colonies is menacing?
Video games tend to have higher body counts than even the most violent movies, which relegates many movie-related bad guys in games to cannon fodder. But Gearbox doesn’t want to turn the fearsome xenomorphs of Alien and Alien3 into easily-swattable bugs. “We’re going to need to defeat some things but we are also going to need to feel the deadliness of them,” Pitchford said. “The actual game is pretty lethal. The skill test is anticipating or reacting. If you are good at anticipating and reacting you will be killing lots of xenos and you will be effective at it. You have the tools to do it. But when they get you, they frickin’ get you. You’ll die. You’ll die a lot.
Seems to be confusing physical resilience with aggression levels.
I thought I knew the movies well, but much of what Pitchford told me here went over my head the first time. Hadley’s Hope? That was were Newt lived, right? (Right.) The Derelict? We never really saw much of that, just glimpses, right?
Oh, journalists... Your ability to be easily impressed is almost endearing.
This is a sequel that matters. That’s clear. Hopefully, it is one worthy of the films it ties together.
Guess that's jinxed it, then...