Alien vs. Predator 3: Reckoning Ben Foster.

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The Alien franchise and the Predator franchise are two of the most iconic sci-fi horror sagas ever. They have both spawned several films, including sequels, prequels, and crossovers. One thing these two franchises have in common is that they were born more than 30 years ago and, throughout that time, they’ve had their ups and downs, but they were never fully dead. Currently, the upcoming Alien and Predator projects seem to set the perfect landscape for another crossover to happen.

Alien Franchise Predator Franchise Alien (1979) Predator (1987) Aliens (1986) Predator 2 (1990) Alien 3 (1992) AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (2004) Aliens: Resurrection (1997) Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (2004) Predators (2010) Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) The Predator (2018) Prometheus (2012) Prey (2022) Alien: Covenant (2017) Badlands (2025) Alien: Romulus (2024) Prey 2 (TBA) Both The Alien & Predator Franchises Have Soft Rebooted

Looking back at the Predator franchise and the Alien franchise’s past and considering their present, there seems to be a similar tendency. In the first place, after the release of the second AVP film, the Predator films follow a different path by making movies involving more predators and going deeper into their species. While Predators, which had a fine cast, worked rather well, The Predator’s failure almost killed the franchise forever. However, with Prey‘s release in 2022, the franchise has gotten back on track, and upcoming projects like Prey 2 and Predator: Badlands look more promising.