Ridley Scott Still Thinks ‘Alien’ Needs To Move Beyond Xenomorphs

Alien Covenant Ridley ScottRidley Scott has reiterated his belief that, even though the Alien franchise focuses on the title monster, the series needs to evolve past its title creature to remain relevant.

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, Scott explained that he doesn’t think that there’s much more to say with the Xenomorph that hasn’t already been said:

“We went to [Alien: Covenant] to perpetuate the idea and re-evolve the universe of the alien, who—I think the beast has almost run out, personally. You’ve got to come in with something else. You’ve got to replace that.”

Scott’s intent with the third Alien prequelwas rumored to put a heavy emphasis on artificial intelligence, and while the Xenomorph was apparently set to appear in the movie, it wasn’t meant to be the star of the show. However, development on that film was put on a backburner at Fox after Alien: Covenant underperformed at the box office. It’s not clear how the Alien franchise will continue following Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox, but it can certainly be presumed that, given how iconic the franchise is, it won’t be left out of their future slate of movies.

Alien: Covenant is available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital formats. The movie’s cast includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, and James Franco.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

‘Alien Covenant:’ 5 Things That Worked, 5 Things That Didn’t

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alien covenant

This past weekend, Alien: Covenant hit theaters. Ridley Scott’s follow-up to Prometheus, the Alien prequel continued to tell tales before the events of the Nostromo crew. This time, the crew of the Covenant, a colonization crew responds to a distress signal and finds even more terrifying things. We here at Heroic Hollywood thought the film was a valiant effort, but did not live up to Ridley Scott’s classic film and was overall a C+. Like Prometheus, Alien: Covenant was a divisive film, even amongst hardcore fans. The mixed reviews did not stop theatergoers from going to see the latest installment as the film was the number one movie this past weekend, dethroning Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. So, there’s still a lot of love for this franchise.

As stated before, the film was a divisive one. It did capture some of the horrors that the franchise desperately needed. It also did not correct the mistakes of the previous film, and in fact once again raised more questions than it answered. Even if you thought it was a flawed film, there were a lot of good things to take in with the bad. Here are some of the good and bad in Alien: Covenant. SPOILERS GALORE!! Click Next to take a look…

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • Vegas82

    They need to move beyond ignorance of Xenomorphs. It gets old watching people discover what these creatures are every film.

  • Alien: Covenant had some interesting ideas and nice look. But the characters were all terrible (beyond McBride’s character) and the CGI at the end looked really bad w the xenomorph.

    Making a film like Cameron’s Aliens by reinventing the game but keeping the same players was the best approach. No one cares about David (he’s an android – meaning most people can’t relate to a robot) and his exploration of the creation of life.

    Honestly Fox should forge ahead w Blokamp’s idea of bringing back Weaver and Beihn back into the game and picking back up after Aliens left off.