New ALIEN: ROMULUS Image Pays Homage To A Scene From James Cameron's ALIENS

New ALIEN: ROMULUS Image Pays Homage To A Scene From James Cameron's ALIENS New ALIEN: ROMULUS Image Pays Homage To A Scene From James Cameron's ALIENS

We have two new stills from Fede Alvarez's Alien: Romulus, one of which pays homage to a scene from James Cameron's Aliens. We also get another look at a Xenomorph...

By MarkCassidy - May 04, 2024 09:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Alien
Source: Via SFF Gazette

EW has shared two new official promo stills for Alien: Romulus as part of their summer preview, and one of 'em pays homage to a scene from Aliens.

In James Cameron's follow-up to Ridley Scott's '70s classic, Corporal Hicks (Michael Biehn) shows Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) how to use a pulse rifle before the crew land in some real pretty sh*t with the attacking Xenomorphs, and the moment is recreated here with Archie Renaux's Tyler and Cailee Spaeny's Rain Carradine.

The second image gives us another look at a Xenomorph about to give an unfortunate crew member a very bad day.

While the previous movies focused on blue-collar colleagues, soldiers, and prisoners, director Fede Alvarez explains how Romulus will take a different approach by introducing a group of characters who have become as close as family.

“My first instinct, just to try something different that hasn't been seen before, was to approach it from the angle of characters who are not professionals or scientists; they're not even adults,” Alvarez says. “I liked this concept of putting people in the front seat of the story who are closer to what the audience is — not that the audience is young, more that the audience is completely virgin to the realities of space. When the characters are professionals, they know more than you do. But when they’re still in their early 20s, they don’t know how to operate the f---ing airlock.”

"All their parents probably worked on the same ship when they were kids, and that’s how they got to know each other,” he continues. “There’s a lot of history between them because they're the only family they have. They truly act more like surrogate siblings; some of them even lived under the same roof. A lot of the big themes of the movie are about siblinghood and what does that mean? The Romulus of it all, and the bigger plot with Weyland-Yutani, is actually connected to that as well.”

Spaeny also shared some new details about her character, revealing that the crew's android is actually her brother.

“In this one, Rain's brother is a synthetic. She loves him like her brother, but there are difficulties growing up with a synthetic, and some of the challenges that she faces during the film are related. That relationship dynamic is really interesting to flip on its head; it was really fun to explore having a synthetic as a family member and the questions it poses. David Jonsson, who plays that character, was so brilliant and really nailed that performance.”

Check out the images at the link below.

"The sci-fi/horror-thriller takes the phenomenally successful Alien franchise back to its roots: While scavenging the deep ends of a derelict space station, a group of young space colonizers come face to face with the most terrifying life form in the universe."

The film stars Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla), David Jonsson (Agatha Christie’s Murder is Easy), Archie Renaux (Shadow and Bone), Isabela Merced (The Last of Us), Spike Fearn (Aftersun), and Aileen Wu. Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) directs from a screenplay he wrote with frequent collaborator Rodo Sayagues (Don’t Breathe 2) based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett.

Alien: Romulus is produced by Ridley Scott (Napoleon), who directed the original Alien and produced and directed the series’ entries Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, Michael Pruss (Boston Strangler), and Walter Hill (Alien), with Fede Alvarez, Elizabeth Cantillon (Charlie’s Angels), Brent O’Connor (Bullet Train), and Tom Moran (Unstoppable) serving as executive producers.

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Origame
Origame - 5/4/2024, 9:49 AM
Hollywood: "we've never had female action heroes before, so we gotta push this everywhere"

Also hollywood: "we're paying homage to one of the greatest female action heroes with the latest entry of this franchise known for female action heroes"
MG0019
MG0019 - 5/4/2024, 10:52 AM
@Origame - Also Hollywood: “Give us money to support the first ever nonbinary multicultural antineutron sexually liberated actor eating a turkey sandwich on screen. It’s NEVER been done before! And if you don’t give us money, you are a humdongerist.”
Matchesz
Matchesz - 5/4/2024, 12:07 PM
@Origame -
@MG0019 -

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Fogs
Fogs - 5/4/2024, 9:58 AM
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Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 5/4/2024, 10:04 AM
Hompagrs i made tribute to her inbox
LadiesmanBumble
LadiesmanBumble - 5/4/2024, 1:36 PM
@Malatrova15 - Derp
DocSpock
DocSpock - 5/4/2024, 10:41 AM

The first 2 Alien movies are 2 of the best movies of all time. It's all been downhill from there.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be good! Is that too much to ask?

So I ask for one more thing. Please don't make the alien a left-handed vegan transgender snowflake anarchist alien who just drips acid & calls the humans fascists.

NoAssemblyReqd
NoAssemblyReqd - 5/4/2024, 12:00 PM
My favorite post-ALIENS story is still the first couple of Dark Horse comics series from the late 80s. It’s still findable, but they re-released the story with all the characters (confusingly) renamed so as to not conflict with ALIEN3.

All anyone has wanted is a sequel featuring Hicks and co. alive to fight another day, but Hollywood has stubbornly refused to give it to us.
TCronson
TCronson - 5/4/2024, 12:09 PM
Both trailer and those shots are just remix of scenes from Alien and Aliens, often frame by frame, but with third rate CW cast outside of Spainey and Merced, and much more gore. People like what they like, but I don't get the excitement, it looks like another embarrassment for the franchise. At least even questionable Alien movies did something new and were visually unique.

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