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To date, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a stand alone movie, not canonically connected to other stories. Its hard to find a definitive statement that there is no canonical material connected to Close Encounters, but I've based my statement on some brief research:

TheNight Skies Wikipedia

Guardian Newspaper Article Mentioning Night Skies

Blog on Night Skies story

To summarize, it appears that Spielberg decided that he did not want to make a sequel to Close Encounters, but also did not wish the studio to make one without him either. So it would appear partly to prevent the studio going to someone else, he did some development work on a movie initially called Watch the Skies (the same name given to Close Encounters at early stages), later dubbed Night Skies. This was given a more horror treatment than Close Encounters. Material from this work went on to inspire E.T. and Poltergeist. However it is not clear from anything I've read that this was intended as a direct sequel to the Close Encounters story.

For further reading the wikipedia entries on Close Encounters and Night Skies are somewhat backed up by articles written by the author of The Making of Close Encounters.

Close Encounters ends with the selected humans voluntarily joining the aliens on their ship because they believe they are friendly, and are not shown as malevolent in any of the scenes of the movie. It is implied in the movie that the aliens are currently friendly.

That said, because there is no other 'in universe' material to work with, we can have no idea whether their intentions are good or not. The question is not categorically answerable.

To date, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a stand alone movie, not canonically connected to other stories.

The movie ends with the selected humans voluntarily joining the aliens on their ship because they believe they are friendly, and are not shown as malevolent in any of the scenes of the movie. It is implied in the movie that the aliens are currently friendly.

That said, because there is no other 'in universe' material to work with, we can have no idea whether their intentions are good or not. The question is not categorically answerable.

To date, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a stand alone movie, not canonically connected to other stories. Its hard to find a definitive statement that there is no canonical material connected to Close Encounters, but I've based my statement on some brief research:

Night Skies Wikipedia

Guardian Newspaper Article Mentioning Night Skies

Blog on Night Skies story

To summarize, it appears that Spielberg decided that he did not want to make a sequel to Close Encounters, but also did not wish the studio to make one without him either. So it would appear partly to prevent the studio going to someone else, he did some development work on a movie initially called Watch the Skies (the same name given to Close Encounters at early stages), later dubbed Night Skies. This was given a more horror treatment than Close Encounters. Material from this work went on to inspire E.T. and Poltergeist. However it is not clear from anything I've read that this was intended as a direct sequel to the Close Encounters story.

For further reading the wikipedia entries on Close Encounters and Night Skies are somewhat backed up by articles written by the author of The Making of Close Encounters.

Close Encounters ends with the selected humans voluntarily joining the aliens on their ship because they believe they are friendly, and are not shown as malevolent in any of the scenes of the movie. It is implied in the movie that the aliens are currently friendly.

That said, because there is no other 'in universe' material to work with, we can have no idea whether their intentions are good or not. The question is not categorically answerable.

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To date, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a stand alone movie, not canonically connected to other stories.

The movie ends with the selected humans voluntarily joining the aliens on their ship because they believe they are friendly, and are not shown as malevolent in nayany of the scenes of the movie. It is implied in the movie that the aliens are currently friendly.

That said, because there is no other 'in universe' material to work with, we can have no idea whether their intentions are good or not. The question is not categorically answerable.

To date, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a stand alone movie, not canonically connected to other stories.

The movie ends with the selected humans voluntarily joining the aliens on their ship because they believe they are friendly, and are not shown as malevolent in nay of the scenes of the movie. It is implied in the movie that the aliens are currently friendly.

That said, because there is no other 'in universe' material to work with, we can have no idea whether their intentions are good or not. The question is not categorically answerable.

To date, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a stand alone movie, not canonically connected to other stories.

The movie ends with the selected humans voluntarily joining the aliens on their ship because they believe they are friendly, and are not shown as malevolent in any of the scenes of the movie. It is implied in the movie that the aliens are currently friendly.

That said, because there is no other 'in universe' material to work with, we can have no idea whether their intentions are good or not. The question is not categorically answerable.

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To date, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a stand alone movie, not canonically connected to other stories.

The movie ends with the selected humans voluntarily joining the aliens on their ship because they believe they are friendly, and are not shown as malevolent in nay of the scenes of the movie. It is implied in the movie that the aliens are currently friendly.

That said, because there is no other 'in universe' material to work with, we can have no idea whether their intentions are good or not. The question is not categorically answerable.