Stacks of people have tried the 'Charles is Peter's father' method of marrying the two series. Fox says otherwise.
The theory clearly works. When has fox said otherwise?
How does it work? Is Charles Bishop Weyland a professor of comparative mythology?
Fox has deliberately avoided linking Peter Weyland to AvP via the promotional material for Prometheus and the Weyland-Yutani Report - both of which were a prime opportunities to do so.
They also deliberately didn’t say Peter Weyland’s father’s name in the WY Report or the Weyland Corporate Timeline, despite those being a prime opportunity to do so and put the issue to rest once and for all. It’s almost as if they’re being intentionally vague, so that people who want to believe they’re related can do so if they choose, and those who don’t can believe that they’re not.
Stacks of people have tried the 'Charles is Peter's father' method of marrying the two series. Fox says otherwise.[actively derails the thread with a 7-page debate about why the Charles is Peter’s father theory makes sense]
Maybe some day I'll also be able to underwhelm the world with my method of linking Alien and AvP...
Real talk: it does make sense tho.
How about the Weyland guy at the end of Predator: Concrete Jungle?
I genuinely don’t remember that, I guess that’s an excuse to replay the game and refresh myself on it.
When has fox said otherwise?
Fox doesn't care about any of that canon/continuity stuff, just that we keep giving them money. They give freedom for directors and writers to do their own thing.
Also, this. “Canon” as a concept is not useful for fans, and it’s only marginally useful for writers to provide them with a framework and context - and only if they feel they need it. If the license-holders are going to let writers do their own thing, then all that matters is, “is it a good/fun/effective story, well told?”
Also “canon” and “continuity” aren’t synonyms.