With Prey Causing a storm among fans and critics alike, many movie sites are posting lists of “Predator” movies along the lines of which is the best or the worst of the movie series. One common thing with these lists is the inclusion of both PRPHA (aliens vs predator) movies which has caused people to discuss in the comment sections of those articles whether or not the movies are canon to both the “Alien” Y “Predator” franchises. He already knew the answer to this like many other fans of the two movie series.
The short answer to the question is PRPHA canon or not is a resounding, NO. aliens vs predator it is set in its own universe. As for many fans of the PRPHA The franchise knows, the two alien species have been kicking the shit out of each other forever loving for eons according to the comics, books, and video games that have been created over the years. So where did the confusion start? We have to go back in this timeline of events beginning with the moment that sparked the ravenous lust for these two worlds to collide, the final scene of predator 2.
Mild spoiler here, towards the end of the 1990 movie, Danny Glover boards the Predator’s ship and sees a wall of skulls that vary in species, and among them was a skull of a Xenomorph (from Alien). This was an Easter Egg from the filmmakers making a nod to the popular comic book series that began publication in 1989, aliens vs predator by DarkhorseComics. Comic book artist Chris Warner is often credited with having the idea and probably inspiring predator 2 since the movie vaguely resembles the Warner comic Predator: Concrete Jungle.
When it comes to the creators of the Predator franchise, John and Jim Thomas, their thoughts are not clear, but in 2021 they sued Disney for the rights to the Predator movies, meaning that when and if a new Predator movie was made they would be involved, both the brothers and Disney came to a resolution and the brothers seemingly won their case while writing and producing. Prey which turns out, no spoilers, it’s canon for both Predator Movie(s. Some may see this as the brothers taking back control to prevent another The predator to be done as well as another PRPHA movie. Both of PRPHA The movies were trashed by critics and fans alike as the movies strayed too far from the source material as they wanted to establish the origin of the Xenomorphs while the comics and novels (depending on which ones you read) offer different Origins of the famous Aliens. .
Speaking of AlienRidley Scott has on multiple occasions expressed how the two franchises were unrelated. It has been reported that he liked James Cameron’s. aliens but he didn’t care much about the other Aileen movies that may have been the reason he eventually made the two prequel movies that established the official origin of the Xenomorphs and with a third prequel movie supposedly in the works to be produced by Scott, potential answers await.
But in short, everything Alien Y Predator the worlds are apart. Weather ALiens Versus Predator it’s in a world of its own and even that is a rabbit hole to explore as it branches off into so many different narratives. It should come as no surprise that many are uncompromising PRPHA fans even consider the two films to be non-canon. If you want further proof of why I feel the three worlds function independently of one another… If we are to believe it to be true that PRPHA is set in both movie worlds, watch both Alien Y Predator while you think in the back of your mind that shit is getting real on screen, somewhere Batman and Superman exist. Yes, both the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel faced them. OH, and here’s one more guy you should keep in mind.