Alien: Covenant to Be One of Three Prequels to Alien. It was about two weeks ago when director Ridley Scott announced that the sequel to Prometheus would be called Alien: Covenant. Being a first of the Alien prequels, Scott says we may see more films taking place before Alien.
Seeing that Alien: Covenant would be the film that connects directly to Scott’s 1979 film Alien, it was first planned out to be a second prequel to the franchise. However, the director now envisions two more prequels to come out after Alien: Covenant, totaling the prequel films to four. Speaking at a press conference in Australia, Scott told The Hollywood Reporter about what his plans are for the Alien franchise going forward.
Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in 1979 – I only did one as I don’t normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the 3 that followed that no-one asked the question ‘why the Alien, who made it and why?’ Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from.
He also added:
So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when [s]he replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces and we’ll kind of pick it up there and it will evolve. When that’s finished there’ll be another one and then another one which will gradually drive into the back entrance of the film in 1979… So in other words, why was this space jockey there and why did he have an Alien inside him? And those questions will be answered.
So it looks like we will be getting a lot of answers about the origin of the Aliens that we saw in the original films. What do you guys think?
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