When Neil Blomkamp showed off his Aliens concept art, most fans noticed how it focused on Ripley and Hicks. Obviously they are older, but it definitely looked like a direct sequel to Aliens. And now it’s confirmed.
Speaking to Sky Movies, Blomkamp confirmed the movie will take place after Aliens. Completely wiping from existence the two sequels fans don’t really like that much:
“I want this film to feel like like it is literally the genetic sequel to Aliens. So it’s Alien, Aliens, this movie.”
Here’s the video where he explains it: