Alien: Covenant director Ridley Scott has confirmed that there is no relation between Daniels, played by Katherine Waterston, and Ripley, who was played by Sigourney Weaver in the original Alien film.
For a while, there was the rumor that Daniels, a new character being introduced to Scott’s franchise, was going to be Ripley’s mother. Scott is shutting down these speculations, although the rumor itself made a lot of sense and would have tied further with the original film.
Here’s what Scott had to say when speaking to Movie Web at the SXSW Film Festival this weekend:
No. That was probably way back when. ‘Should she be the daughter of Ripley?’ I said ‘no.’ She’s herself.
Waterston, who was also at the interview panel, responded to the rumor by asking “who started that shit?”
Check out the official synopsis for the Alien: Covenant below.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
The film also stars Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Noomi Rapace, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Billy Crudup and Amy Seimetz.
Alien: Covenant will be in theaters May 19, 2017.
Editor’s note: Ridley Scott does say “daughter of Ripley,” but he’s addressing the question about Ripley being the daughter of Daniels.
Source: Movie Web