Alien: Romulus

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For Alvarez, known for his work on the Evil Dead franchise reboot in 2013 and the critically acclaimed Don’t Breathe in 2016, Alien: Romulus marks a return to the sci-fi horror/thriller roots of the Aliens series. Expect scenes that push boundaries and deliver spine-chilling jump scares that linger long after the credits roll. The cast includes Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Spike Fearn, and Aileen Wu, portraying a group of young space scavengers confronting a Xenomorph aboard an abandoned spacecraft, leading to a rising body count as the crew battles for survival.

In paying homage to the franchise’s original films, Alvarez has ensured that Alien: Romulus draws inspiration from its predecessors while maintaining narrative continuity. Although plot specifics are scarce, the film is positioned within the narrative timeline between the first and second entries in the series, promising to expand upon the established lore while delivering a fresh take on the beloved sci-fi horror universe.

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What is the plot of Alien: Romulus?

“Alien: Romulus” is an upcoming American science fiction horror film set between the events of “Alien” (1979) and “Aliens” (1986). The plot follows a group of young people on a distant world who encounter the most terrifying life form in the universe. The story unfolds as they scavenge the deep ends of a derelict space station, leading to a chilling confrontation with the alien creature12Directed by Fede Álvarez and starring Cailee Spaeny and Isabela Merced, the film is a standalone installment in the Alien franchise

What are the other movies in Alien franchise?

  1. Alien (1979) – Directed by Ridley Scott.
  2. Aliens (1986) – Directed by James Cameron.
  3. Alien 3 (1992) – Directed by David Fincher.
  4. Alien Resurrection (1997) – Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
  5. Alien vs. Predator (2004) – A crossover with the Predator franchise.
  6. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) – The second crossover film.
  7. Prometheus (2012) – A prequel to the original series, directed by Ridley Scott.
  8. Alien: Covenant (2017) – A sequel to Prometheus, also directed by Ridley Scott.
  9. Alien: Romulus (2024) – A standalone film set between the events of “Alien” and “Aliens”.

Additionally, there are various novels, comics, and video games that expand the universe, as well as an upcoming television series1. Each entry in the franchise has contributed to the rich lore surrounding the encounters with the Xenomorph species.

Who is the main character in Alien: Romulus?

What other movies has Cailee Spaeny acted in?

Cailee Spaeny has showcased her talent in a variety of roles across different genres. Here are some of the films and television series she has been a part of:


    • Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) – as Amara Namani
    • Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) – as Rose Summerspring
    • On the Basis of Sex (2018) – as Jane Ginsburg
    • Vice (2018) – as young Lynne Cheney
    • The Craft: Legacy (2020) – as Lily Schechner
    • How It Ends (2021) – as Little Liza
    • Priscilla (2023) – as Priscilla Presley
    • Civil War (2024) – as Jessie
    • Alien: Romulus (2024) – as Rain Carradine (Post-production)


  • Devs (2020) – as Lyndon
  • Mare of Easttown (2021) – as Erin McMenamin
  • The First Lady (2022) – as Anna Roosevelt Halsted

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