http://www.escapistmagazine.com/new...kamp-Direct-Sequel-to-Aliens-Sigourney-Weaver So, first things first. I liked Alien 3. The Assembly Cut - which is the best salvaged version of what the director actually intended to make before the studio stuck their dick in it - is an awesome, dark and spiritual conclusion to Ripley's story. What began with FEAR in Alien, became HATRED in Aliens, and LOVE in Alien 3. That being said, I still despaired at knowing that the brilliant quasi-family unit of Ripley, Hicks, Newt and Bishop would never be seen again. So the news that MeinKampf is effectively saying FUCK YOU to half the franchise is great. But still.... This is one hell of a retcon. Something that can't be explained with time travel like it was in X-Men. It's not even a reboot. Simply a direct continuation of the Aliens narrative. Doesn't that feel weird to anyone else? That those two other stories (Alien 3 & Alien Resurrection) will simply cease to be of any significance even from a legacy perspective? The storyteller part of my brain had accepted them, just as they had accepted that Xenomorphs were around in modern day via the AVP films, and that the weird shitty thing at the end of Prometheus was an ancestor of the Giger-Tiger. It's what most fans want. And it's what the studio wants (money). But this feels very disorientating. It requires selective amnesia on the part of the audience.