While the film franchise continues to lay dormant in the wake of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, the Alien brand at large is being expanded in some interesting new ways in 2019.
As we’ve recently learned, a comic called Aliens: Resistance will serve as a sequel to video game Alien: Isolation, and Amanda Ripley’s story will also continue with mobile game Alien: Blackout. There are other Amanda Ripley projects that are reportedly going to soon be announced in celebration of the original classic’s 40th anniversary this year, with many believing some sort of TV/web series is coming. But it seems a movie isn’t on that slate.
20th Century Fox’s FoxNext has just told Variety that the current Amanda Ripley initiative is *not* tied to anything on the feature film front. So don’t get your hopes up there.
FoxNext also told the site that “Alien Isolation 2” is not in the works.
One Alien project that is definitely in the works, however, is a brand new “massively multiplayer online shooter for consoles and PC,” now being developed by Cold Iron Studios.