I'm sure many of you are wondering - what's going on with Alien Day this year? If so, you're not alone. It appears there is little hype surrounding the upcoming makeshift holiday this year compared to previous years. Alien Day officially started back in 2018 following Alien: Covenant and takes place on April 26th (a play on the iconic planet LV-426 which most of the franchise is centered on). With less than 10 days to go before that date arrives, things are looking rather bleak...
Compared to the previous two years, there is significantly less to be excited for. There has been little to no word from Disney/Fox regarding anything special on their end and most retailers have significantly less to offer fans eager to grow their exclusive collections. Reebok announced a fresh pair of Colonial Marine sneakers and T-shirts (below) and the mobile game Alien: Blackout will be free to download... But that's about it.
The official Alien Day website hasn't been updated in a year and still sports information and promotions from 2019 and there is nothing on the site which indicates plans of an update for 2020.
It's difficult to say whether the lack of attention for the fandom holiday is a result of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disruption or due to Disney's lack of interest in the property they now own. Either way, we're pretty bummed out at the prospect that this could be the last Alien Day officially recognized by the property rights holders - leaving it up to us fans and a few select independent retailers to keep the tradition going...
We here at Alien-Covenant(.com) will be hosting a giveaway to members which we will be announcing next week. We're hoping other retailers hop on board and announce Alien Day plans as well, but at the time of writing this article, this is it, I'm afraid.
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About Alien: Covenant 2 / Alien Awakening
The state of the Alien: Covenant sequel continues to remain uncertain. Ridley Scott has mentioned previously that they have a story already in place and know exactly where the sequel to Covenant will go, however the recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox film properties by Disney have potentially put the rumored-to-be-titled Alien: Awakening on hold for the time being. As new details arise concerning Alien: Covenant 2 we will be your premiere source and you can find information on the Covenant sequel by visiting the About Alien: Awakening page here.
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As we await the next Alien movie, now is a great time to build your Alien collection and expand your Alien-themed wardrobe. Check out some products below and click here for even more options!
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