Director Luke Scott is the son of Ridley Scott, director of Alien: Covenant (2017).

Branson (James Franco), feeling sick, says he's "burning up". This foreshadows his fate in Alien: Covenant, where he burns to death at the beginning of the movie.

James Franco appears as Jacob Branson, the captain of the 'Covenant' space ship, in Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017), but his character dies right at the beginning of Alien: Covenant (2017). After his death, he's only present through video clips and photographs.