NewThe Aliens Vs Predator Chronology

The complete Aliens Versus Predator franchise

There are two different canons for this chronology, depending on whether or not the Aliens Versus Predator are included:

  • Canon — all the parts that are currently considered canonical
  • AvP — the AVP films and those parts of the franchise they don’t contradict

1987

Predator  Canon    AvP  
The 1987 film on Blu-ray.

1997

Predator 2  Canon    AvP  
The 1990 film on Blu-ray.

2004

Aliens Vs Predator  AvP  
The 2004 film on Blu-ray.
Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem  AvP  
The 2007 film on Blu-ray.

2010

Predators  Canon  
The 2010 film on Blu-ray.

2089-93

Prometheus  Canon  
The 2012 film on Blu-ray.
Prometheus is possibly also canonical in the Blade Runner universe.

2122

Alien  Canon    AvP  
The 1979 film on Blu-ray.

2137

Alien: Isolation  Canon    AvP  
The 2014 game for Xbox 360. (Also available for PS4, PS3 & Xbox One.)

2159

Alien: Out of the Shadows  Canon    AvP  
Tie-in novel by Tim Lebbon, published in 2014.

2179

Alien: River of Pain  Canon    AvP  
Tie-in novel by Christopher Golden, published in 2014.
Aliens  Canon    AvP  
The 1986 film on Blu-ray.
Alien 3  Canon    AvP  
The 1992 film on Blu-ray.

2219

Prometheus: The Complete Fire and Stone  Canon  
Comic reprinting Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1-4 (September 2014 – December 2014) & Omega (February 2015); Aliens: Fire and Stone #1-4 (September 2014 – December 2014); Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1-4 (October 2014 – January 2015); & Predator: Fire and Stone #1-4 (October 2014 – January 2015).

2379

Alien: Resurrection  Canon    AvP  
The 1997 film on Blu-ray.

2496-97

Alien: Sea of Sorrows  Canon    AvP  
Tie-in novel by James A. Moore, published in 2014.

2692

The Rage War, Book 1: Predator – Incursion  Canon    AvP  
Tie-in novel by Tim Lebbon, published in 2015.
The Rage War, Book 2: Alien – Invasion  Canon    AvP  
Tie-in novel by Tim Lebbon, published in 2016.
The Rage War, Book 3: Alien Vs Predator – Armageddon  Canon    AvP  
Tie-in novel by Tim Lebbon, published in 2016.
 
Note: the Aliens Vs Predator films are not considered canonical in the Predator universe due to conflicting details between them and Predators. A Viewing Order for that universe can be found here. In addition, due to conflicts with Prometheus, the AVP films are also not canonical in the Aliens universe. A Viewing Order for that universe can be found here.
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