10:21:26 PM Feb 25th 2015
Regarding Blomkamp's new film... His Twitter comments reveal that "[Fox] didn't really even know I was working on it" and that he started it because "Fox never said no." They didn't exactly say yes, either. Therefore, how set-in-stone his statements regarding rendering the last two films non-canon are is up in the air, especially since just last year Fox didn't let the author of the Alien: Sea of Sorrows novel - which they practically co-wrote and recognized as canon - decanonize them.
11:31:13 AM Nov 5th 2017
Blomkamps film wasn't the first time the continuity was messed with. Check out the 5 alternate fates of Newt and Hicks here: https://www.avpcentral.com/hicks-newt-alternate-fates