According to Ridley Scott, the godfather of the Alien franchise, the sequels that will follow Alien: Covenant will focus more on artificial intelligence as opposed to the Xenomorphs that made the franchise a household name. After directing Alien, Scott returned to the franchise 33 years later for the prequel Prometheus.
Despite being marketed as the origin story for the Alien, Scott focused more on the existential ramifications of playing God with new character Walter, played by Micheal Fassbender. Walter was an android who slowly decided to question his place in the universe, and if he could play God. Scott doubled down on his efforts of focusing on Walter with Alien: Covenant, where he served as the primary antagonist.
With Scott on the marketing tour for Blade Runner 2049, he revealed the future of the Alien franchise to the Empire (via Screen Rant) podcast. In it, he discussed how he’s done with Aliens and would like to focus more on the artificial intelligence in the cinematic world:
“I think the evolution of the Alien himself is nearly over, but what I was trying to do was transcend and move to another story, which would be taken over by A.I.’s. The world that the AI might create as a leader if he finds himself on a new planet. We have actually quite a big layout for the next one.”
If you’re like me and loved Prometheus and Alien: Covenant for their emphasis on the A.I characters, then this is great news. Scott is more interested in the ramifications of playing God than he is with the Alien, and he has been clearly shoe-horning in the Alien so he can make the movies he wants to. However, if you love the Xenomorph, then you’re pretty much out of luck with this one.
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