Cailee Spaeny reveals ‘Alien: Romulus’ will be set between first and second movies in sci-fi franchise

Cailee Spaeny says the upcoming ‘Alien: Romulus’ film will be set between the first and second movies in the franchise.

The ‘Priscilla’ star, 25, has landed a leading role in the Fede Alvarez-directed revival in the series, which had been described as a standalone story in the aliens universe.

But she told Variety at the Gotham film awards about the film, due out in August 2024: “It’s supposed to slot in between the first movie and the second movie.

“They brought the same team from ‘Aliens,’ the James Cameron film. The same people who built those xenomorphs actually came on and built ours.

“So getting to see the original design with the original people who have been working on these films for 45-plus years and has been so much of their life has been really incredible.”

Ridley Scott’s original 1979 sci-fi horror film concluded with Sigourney Weaver’s heroine Ellen Ripley hurling a xenomorph out of her escape pod and putting herself into cryogenic sleep for a voyage back to humanity.