Should Disney reboot Alien vs. Predator?

Next up for the Alien and Predator franchises are a TV series led by Noah Hawley and a new film titled Prey respectively. Both stories appear to be breaking away from previous instalments and looking to expand their universes’ horizons. While all that sounds like a refreshing change of pace, there may be something worth recovering from the pasts of these two iconic space creatures. So, should Disney reboot Alien vs. Predator?

In 2004, Alien vs. Predator (AVP) marked Fox’s first (finished) attempt at recreating the crossover kickstarted by Dark Horse Comics in 1990. A number of filmmakers tried to get the project off the ground over the years, but only Paul W. S. Anderson managed to actually shoot the thing. Despite the critical failure (and slim financial success) it turned out to be, enough interest and profits were generated to greenlight a sequel – Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), which got hammered even harder and made the company a bit less money than its predecessor. And that’s where the on-screen crossover died, paving the way for a return to standalone Predator films and Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels. To save you some time, we’ve got a list of all the Alien movies, ranked worst to best.