As long as xenos appear it is still an Alien film.
I am both happy and a little bit nervous. Happy because for YEARS I have wanted a story set in the Alien universe that did NOT involve simply rehashing ideas and scenarios from the first two films. What this franchise did NOT need was another film filled with nameless, faceless, bald black men running down corridors being chased by the creatures about whom we couldn't give two flying fucks.
Since "Aliens" I have wanted just another film set in that universe that was more about the mythology and the behind the scenes stuff with WY and the military and WHY they want the xenos and what they would do with them. I have bought and read ALL of the spin off novels(some GREAT, some not so great)and while they are fun and informative, nothing compares to a movie that is canon.
This has the potential to be something REALLY special.