An intriguing opening panel, which reminds me why I look on Alien3 as merely a hypersleep 'nightmare' which Ripley endures on her journey home after Aliens -
There's the fact that Ripley & co. were seen in totally different-looking cryotubes to the ones they entered at the end of Aliens...as well as seeing a brown Sulaco with white lettering instead of black.
'Creative license' you say? Of course, but it suits the way I prefer to look at Alien3.
Then there's also the matter of the mysterious egg and different 'Newt' actress which helps seal the 'nightmare' scenario for me - I like to think that the 'Newt' seen in Alien3 is Ripley incorporating what her actual daughter 'Amanda' looks like into her 'nightmare'!
And Alien Resurrection is merely another
'nightmare' she had along the way too, of course!
Either way, I'm interested to see how this proposed 'continuation' of Aliens pans out.