Ridley Scott Discusses Plans For ‘Alien: Covenant’ Sequels

Ridley Scott discusses the response to Prometheus and how it helped him rebuild his Alien franchise, starting with Alien: Covenant and more planned sequels.

Alien Covenant

With Alien: Covenant a little over a week away from release, director Ridley Scott sat down with Yahoo Movies to discuss Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, and it’s planned sequels. Addressing the mixed reaction to 2014’s Prometheus, Scott admits that he temporarily took the franchise in the wrong direction by steering it away from his famous Xenomorph monster:

“What changed was the reaction to ‘Prometheus’, which was a pretty good ground zero reaction. It went straight up there, and we discovered from it that [the fans] were really frustrated. They wanted to see more of the original [monster] and I thought he was definitely cooked, with an orange in his mouth. So I thought: ‘Wow, OK, I’m wrong’.”

Alien: Covenant sees the return of the classic Xenomorph to center stage, as evidenced by its prominence in the trailers and promotional material. And it’s not the last time we’re going to see the acid-blooded creature. According to Scott, there’s at least one sequel planned. Maybe even more.

“I’ll probably be filming [the sequel] within a year. It’ll be out within a year and nine months. It’s weird when you’re writing, doing, planning, thinking about franchises, it’s amazing how it opens up and starts to evolve. [I’ll make] maybe two more [films], or maybe one more, I don’t know.”

It looks like we’ve got plenty more of Scott’s Xenomorph to look forward to in the years to come.

Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Noomi Rapace, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Billy Crudup and Amy Seimetz. Here is the film’s official synopsis:

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.

Alien: Covenant hits cinemas nationwide May 19, 2017.

Source: Yahoo! Movies