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Alien: Awakening – The Title for the Next Alien Film?

It was recently confirmed that Sir Ridley Scott’s next Alien film being written. It looks like we may not have to be referring to it as Alien: Covenant 2 for too long as Ridley may have revealed the current title of the next film.

Also coming out of the SXSW coverage, in a new interview with Fandango’s Erik Davis, Ridley Scott was asked about the next Alien film in his prequel series, Ridley may have let slip the title for the next film:

“It will go Prometheus, Awakening, Covenant.. fairly integral where this colonization ship is on the way….” He is quickly cut off by Katherine Waterston who screams “you’re giving away too much!” Scott does add that  “if this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more.”

Judging from the order in which Scott listed the titles, that would make Alien: Awakening a prequel to Alien: Covenant and also a sequel to Prometheus which seems like an unlikely release order. Perhaps he just listed it out of order or it maybe the title for another project? Perhaps Alan Dean Foster’s prequel novel?

 Alien: Awakening - The Title for the Next Alien Film?

Alien: Awakening – Has Ridley Scott revealed the title of the next Alien film?

Adding more confusion to the pot, Scott seems to state that Alien: Covenant is the second in the prequel trilogy (with Prometheus being the start) and not the start of a brand new trilogy as is generally reported:

“There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] Alien.”

Building on his recent comments about being interested in doing more Alien films after the conclusion of this series, Scott mentioned wanting to do a further three films, clarifying that the films would also be set prior to Alien.

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  1. cliffhanger
    next movie david will be stopped by a genetically modified predator which we will see in 'The Predator', and we will learn that the giant pred is the space jockey. fast forward a dozen years later, old ripley is looking for some answers on the original objective (special order xxxx), and locates these coordinates. she gets there and finds out like the engineer in prometheus was incryo, shaw is still in cryo.

    she wakes her up. stories will be shared. david reappears after having downloaded his conciousness into an alien trapped against a wall.
    a predator appears out of nowhere whilst a predalien pops from its chest. a neomorph suddenly pops out to eat the predalien. the predship will decloak and show them they're in the matrix and it's all a dream.

    yes it makes no sense, but i think 90% on what to happen to shaw is similarly nonsense.
  2. Evanus
    I really don't believe Awakening is set before Covenant. It's most likely a sequel to Covenant. Ridley probably just misspoke. The title wouldn't make any sense either. But it would really interesting if it's true.
  3. SpeedyMaxx
    Pretty sure Noomi Rapace is off the board, and I suspect Katherine Waterston's character will ultimately meet a similar fate.

    It would be funny if every one of these prequels had an entirely different, new protagonist with the previous one killed off offscreen.

    Or increasingly ridiculous - which is how I feel about an alien outbreak 20 years before the original film honestly, or the distinct possibility of the LV-426 derelict cargo being created only then. Which is why I still feel they should've (and can still) walk(ed) away from prequel timeline stuff entirely after Prometheus. Set it in the far future. David and Shaw could've emerged from cryo post-Resurrection.

    That would have been ridiculous :) Fox want to establish new characters and for that reason
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Okay. Wait and see if anyone but David has a major role in future prequel films beyond being alien food. There is no way they can unless they go into the freezers for decades, otherwise they'd alert Earth.
  4. Ingwar
    Pretty sure Noomi Rapace is off the board, and I suspect Katherine Waterston's character will ultimately meet a similar fate.

    It would be funny if every one of these prequels had an entirely different, new protagonist with the previous one killed off offscreen.

    That would have been ridiculous :) Fox want to establish new characters and for that reason
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  5. HuDaFuK
    Wot? Don't tell me Prometheus got it's science wrong yet again?  :laugh:

    From memory, they give the CO2 concentration as 3%. It wouldn't be lethal until is gets to around 7%.

    A little late to the game but we're starting to do some YouTube videos covering the news. We're gonna be a little slow to start with and I'm still feeling awkward about them but here's our first one.

    I'll make sure to give that a look when I get a minute!
  6. Alien Runner
    I think I know where this is going. Ridley Scott is linking the Alien universe with Blade Runner and Alien is basically a robo-apocalypse movie. David is the robot who creates the mechanical alien to wipe out humanity. We saw that in Alien resurrection when Ripley returned to Earth and it was a nuclear shithole. David's will was fulfilled. Robots win in the end.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    A little late to the game but we're starting to do some YouTube videos covering the news. We're gonna be a little slow to start with and I'm still feeling awkward about them but here's our first one.



    Thanks to SiL for getting involved with this.
  8. Hemi
    Pure speculation but:

    1] David takes control of the covenant
    2] Makes eggs of the colonists somehow
    3] Heads back to 223 to find a fresh bomber
    4] Takes off and our heroes take em down somehow. (maybe with whats left of the covenant)
    5] Crash on 426
    6] Chestburst of David
    7] start of Alien

    While the size of the jockey is weird, I think it's one of those things Ridley will ignore or David will somehow inject hiself with the black goo and starts to mutate into something larger. Which would indicate organic material present in Davids body somehow. Maybe his experiments went even further and he used parts of Shaw to enhance himself or to make it so he CAN absorb the black goo.

    Or not...  I love science fiction! :P

    Well, if that's the direction Ridley Scott wants to take it, I guess since he was the original director in the Alien/Nostromo film that started it all, then he can move it in this direction. Me personally...I think it's a let down and kind of a crappy way to handle the entire mystery of the Spacejockey, Engineers, etc., but that's just my opinion. I'm just having a really difficult time getting around...

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Nervously anticipating the first release of the film to find out what people have to say.

    This would be especially bad because, if it IS where THIS film is headed, it renders 2 sequels redundant, because it could have just happened at the end of PROMETHEUS.
    It also doesn't make sense that the Nostromo wouldn't know or have any indication that there was a failed attempt at Colonization on this moon, next to the other moon which they land on. It seems like news of something like that would make it's way around the galaxy.

    Not saying that they should do this btw, just to be clear. It's heading in that direction I think. Who knows, RS might surprise us all. :-)
  9. Sway
    i think the story is chaos, and that chaos is beautiful. perhaps the message is chaos. engineers develop black goo, man develops android, android is able too see potential in the goo the engineers did not. basically, everyone involved is "god", and thus no solid "creator" is ever discovered as everything comes from something else and so on. in essence the "story", the mystery that is the story, can go on forever. blegh...i should probably stay off the internet when I'm drunk. mystery is ok. knowledge is awesome...just sometimes not knowing is cool, too. leaving room for mystery is awesome. i like to think of the Alien franchise (well, a large portion of it) as being Star Wars for thinking people. Star Wars is rock n roll, and rock n roll is cool because it's for everyone. But Alien is total jazz, and jazz isn't music for morons.
  10. eric sanders
    with the whole franchise of the alien movie series fox/syfy should do a limited scripted tv series based on the aliens franchise like call ALIEN the ellen ripley chronicles plus for the second season of ALIEN the weyland chronicles and the premiere two part tv series whoever actress will play ellen ripley and elizabeth shaw in the tv series like felicity jones and daisy ridley the stars of star wars then and ALIENS animated series is based on the franchise in 2018-2019 if fox / syfy will do a tv series of the aliens chronicles series let find out to ridley scott and scott free ALIENS forever
  11. CainsSon
    Pure speculation but:

    1] David takes control of the covenant
    2] Makes eggs of the colonists somehow
    3] Heads back to 223 to find a fresh bomber
    4] Takes off and our heroes take em down somehow. (maybe with whats left of the covenant)
    5] Crash on 426
    6] Chestburst of David
    7] start of Alien

    While the size of the jockey is weird, I think it's one of those things Ridley will ignore or David will somehow inject hiself with the black goo and starts to mutate into something larger. Which would indicate organic material present in Davids body somehow. Maybe his experiments went even further and he used parts of Shaw to enhance himself or to make it so he CAN absorb the black goo.

    Or not...  I love science fiction! :P

    Well, if that's the direction Ridley Scott wants to take it, I guess since he was the original director in the Alien/Nostromo film that started it all, then he can move it in this direction. Me personally...I think it's a let down and kind of a crappy way to handle the entire mystery of the Spacejockey, Engineers, etc., but that's just my opinion. I'm just having a really difficult time getting around...

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Nervously anticipating the first release of the film to find out what people have to say.

    This would be especially bad because, if it IS where THIS film is headed, it renders 2 sequels redundant, because it could have just happened at the end of PROMETHEUS.
    It also doesn't make sense that the Nostromo wouldn't know or have any indication that there was a failed attempt at Colonization on this moon, next to the other moon which they land on. It seems like news of something like that would make it's way around the galaxy.
  12. acidreign
    Kinda nuts how many of us have started believing that we already know what's going to happen in the next movie (if it even come to pass). I think a little perspective is in order before we start panicking and assuming the worst.
  13. Infected
    LV-223....is capable of sustaining life.

    It isn't capable of sustaining life.


    I'm quoting Holloway in Prometheus there. He says LV223 is a moon "capable of sustaining life."

    It would be if one can get the CO2 levels down. Two minutes without a suit, you're dead.

    Prime candidate for terraforming though.
    Like breethin truw an exhaust poipe

    This conversation just remind me of Kate Dickie's horrible delivery.
    LoL gotta love her accent
  14. chris_bert
    Pure speculation but:

    1] David takes control of the covenant
    2] Makes eggs of the colonists somehow
    3] Heads back to 223 to find a fresh bomber
    4] Takes off and our heroes take em down somehow. (maybe with whats left of the covenant)
    5] Crash on 426
    6] Chestburst of David
    7] start of Alien

    While the size of the jockey is weird, I think it's one of those things Ridley will ignore or David will somehow inject hiself with the black goo and starts to mutate into something larger. Which would indicate organic material present in Davids body somehow. Maybe his experiments went even further and he used parts of Shaw to enhance himself or to make it so he CAN absorb the black goo.

    Or not...  I love science fiction! :P

    Well, if that's the direction Ridley Scott wants to take it, I guess since he was the original director in the Alien/Nostromo film that started it all, then he can move it in this direction. Me personally...I think it's a let down and kind of a crappy way to handle the entire mystery of the Spacejockey, Engineers, etc., but that's just my opinion. I'm just having a really difficult time getting around...

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Nervously anticipating the first release of the film to find out what people have to say.
  15. Hemi
    Pure speculation but:

    1] David takes control of the covenant
    2] Makes eggs of the colonists somehow
    3] Heads back to 223 to find a fresh bomber
    4] Takes off and our heroes take em down somehow. (maybe with whats left of the covenant)
    5] Crash on 426
    6] Chestburst of David
    7] start of Alien

    While the size of the jockey is weird, I think it's one of those things Ridley will ignore or David will somehow inject hiself with the black goo and starts to mutate into something larger. Which would indicate organic material present in Davids body somehow. Maybe his experiments went even further and he used parts of Shaw to enhance himself or to make it so he CAN absorb the black goo.

    Or not...  I love science fiction! :P
  16. hfeldhaus
    LV-223....is capable of sustaining life.

    It isn't capable of sustaining life.


    I'm quoting Holloway in Prometheus there. He says LV223 is a moon "capable of sustaining life."

    It would be if one can get the CO2 levels down. Two minutes without a suit, you're dead.

    Prime candidate for terraforming though.
    Like breethin truw an exhaust poipe

    This conversation just remind me of Kate Dickie's horrible delivery.
  17. Infected
    LV-223....is capable of sustaining life.

    It isn't capable of sustaining life.


    I'm quoting Holloway in Prometheus there. He says LV223 is a moon "capable of sustaining life."

    It would be if one can get the CO2 levels down. Two minutes without a suit, you're dead.

    Prime candidate for terraforming though.
    Like breethin truw an exhaust poipe
  18. CainsSon
    LV-223....is capable of sustaining life.

    It isn't capable of sustaining life.


    I'm quoting Holloway in Prometheus there. He says LV223 is a moon "capable of sustaining life."

    It would be if one can get the CO2 levels down. Two minutes without a suit, you're dead.

    Prime candidate for terraforming though.

    I assume, based on Holloway's dialogue that the temple in Prometheus was some sort of terraforming- atmospheric processor, like Hadley's Hope. In the original Spaihts draft, as many of you know, that is what Weyland was there for - to steal that technology. Lindeloff messed that up and made him search for Eternal Life or something. It was very very silly. The terraforming tech was far more logical and keeping in step with the narrative of the franchise. Was one of the biggest failures in Lindelof's changes I think. One thing I hope we never hear about again, is this immortality crap on the part of the Weyland Corp or whoever. I really dont want to hear some shit about the xeno's being able to give people eternal life and that's why the Company wants them, or some crap like that.
    What I would like to see is some gray area explored regarding the companies motives. For instance, maybe they want to save us from something else. It would be interesting to develop that in such a way that still makes them wrong, and doesn't step on Ripley's story, while also kinda making us rethink the Company's actions a bit.
  19. The Eighth Passenger
    LV-223....is capable of sustaining life.

    It isn't capable of sustaining life.


    I'm quoting Holloway in Prometheus there. He says LV223 is a moon "capable of sustaining life."

    It would be if one can get the CO2 levels down. Two minutes without a suit, you're dead.

    Prime candidate for terraforming though.

  20. chris_bert
    I don't know if they'd all get eggmorphed, but yes, my suspicion/fear is that the survivors of Covenant would head to LV-426 and suffer an unfortunate fate - leading to David's new creations being placed on the derelict juggernaut.

    Rather demystifies Alien altogether, as opposed to Prometheus and its story which, while imperfect, at least preserved the larger vague mystery of the epic cataclysm that destroyed the Engineers and led to their dead being strewn across the galaxy on various planets like 223 or 426. We don't have to know everything to know that terrible things happened with their experiments thousands of years ago and something they created destroyed them, leaving their vicious weapons behind - which is what we essentially had been told for decades about the derelict from Alien. As opposed to, let's say, a renegade android planting the eggs there 20 years prior after cooking up some aliens and a fun summer bughunt.

    Agree with you 100% on this. Does Ridley Scott actually think this is a clever idea or concept?

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    I guess I'll see what happens with the Covenant release and if it starts looking like this is the direction Ridley is heading (see spoilers above), then I'm out and I'll catch up with anything else he makes after Covenant when it's a re-run on the Syfy channel.
  21. CainsSon
    I can't see it being LV-223. I don't think there's anything suspicious going to be going off behind the intent of this colonization mission.

    I sure hope not. What Riddles said about where they're going got me considering stuff. They've thus far skirted the 'too convenient' prequel-i-tis. With the exception of maybe the ship's crashing 10 times and landing identically. I hope it isn't LV426 either. That's even worse to me.

    LV-223....is capable of sustaining life.

    It isn't capable of sustaining life.


    I'm quoting Holloway in Prometheus there. He says LV223 is a moon "capable of sustaining life."
  22. CainsSon
    I don't know if they'd all get eggmorphed, but yes, my suspicion/fear is that the survivors of Covenant would head to LV-426 and suffer an unfortunate fate - leading to David's new creations being placed on the derelict juggernaut.

    Rather demystifies Alien altogether, as opposed to Prometheus and its story which, while imperfect, at least preserved the larger vague mystery of the epic cataclysm that destroyed the Engineers and led to their dead being strewn across the galaxy on various planets like 223 or 426. We don't have to know everything to know that terrible things happened with their experiments thousands of years ago and something they created destroyed them, leaving their vicious weapons behind - which is what we essentially had been told for decades about the derelict from Alien. As opposed to, let's say, a renegade android planting the eggs there 20 years prior after cooking up some aliens and a fun summer bughunt.

    My money is on them going to Colonize LV-223, since the Company is at least, aware of the fact that it is capable of sustaining life. It makes sense for them to send a colony ship there, as opposed to LV426. This then provides for the extra (Derelict) ship, to take off and crash on LV426 at the end of the next film. See? So the Company sends the Covenant ship to Colonize LV223, knowing at least SOME of what happened there during Prometheus, and they don't tell them about it - OR MAYBE SOMEONE KNOWS ABOUT IT, so then they land and x, y and z happens, and THEN, at the end, someone tries to escape in another Engineer ship (David piloting?) with a massive cargo of eggs (egg-morphed colonists?) and that ship ends up crashing on LV-426 AND, I HOPE EVERYTHING IM F'IN TYPING RIGHT NOW, IS COMPLETELY WRONG!
  23. Necronomicon II
    What if, all David is doing is aiming to please the Elder creators (the true Gods), but they're unimpressed by some lowly android, so they destroy him and with their biomechanical know how make use of him and the colonists, load up their craft and take off to destroy all life beneath them, but alas they are taken down by some heroic survivor and thus crash land on 426.
     ;D
  24. SpeedyMaxx
    I don't know if they'd all get eggmorphed, but yes, my suspicion/fear is that the survivors of Covenant would head to LV-426 and suffer an unfortunate fate - leading to David's new creations being placed on the derelict juggernaut.

    Rather demystifies Alien altogether, as opposed to Prometheus and its story which, while imperfect, at least preserved the larger vague mystery of the epic cataclysm that destroyed the Engineers and led to their dead being strewn across the galaxy on various planets like 223 or 426. We don't have to know everything to know that terrible things happened with their experiments thousands of years ago and something they created destroyed them, leaving their vicious weapons behind - which is what we essentially had been told for decades about the derelict from Alien. As opposed to, let's say, a renegade android planting the eggs there 20 years prior after cooking up some aliens and a fun summer bughunt.
  25. Sgt. Shanx
    I hope as long as i live they will continue to add to this rich story...colonists, scientists, soldiers, synthetics, aliens...keep it coming...i dont care how many times they recycle this stuff...i cant get enuff sci-fi suspense and carnage

    And enough with the attitude dude.

    ::)

    Life looks incredibly boring, granted I haven't seen it (and have no desire to).
    Ironically, I recently observed that younger people find Alien boring. They actually like AVP better. The sample group is small, but I found it interesting all the same.

    My original response was with regards to you questioning SiL's statement that Covenant will suffer because of Life when the reverse is in fact considerably more likely with it's much bigger marketing budget.
    The real answer, and it was apparent all along, is that it can't be proved either way. There's no way to measure that particular effect in either direction.

    Enough time wasted here.
    man its crazy you said that because me and my 10 year old watched the AVP movies and afterwards Alien and to my surprise he liked Alien better...he said simply the first movie was scary and the AVP movies were excessively gory
  26. CainsSon
    My original assertion somewhere above was simply that Life could steal some of Covenant's thunder.

    Fair enough, that's certainly possible but I don't think it would do so to any egregious degree.

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    Covenant is Alien's last gasp. It's a tired, screwed-up franchise. Prometheus did okay, but it did the franchise no favors. If Covenant fails, I think it's going to be a long time before we get another Alien film.

    It's highly unlikely to bomb if that's what you're suggesting by "fail". At worst it might make slightly less than Prometheus.

    Quote
    I can't wait to see how this gets misinterpreted.

    My original response was with regards to you questioning SiL's statement that Covenant will suffer because of Life when the reverse is in fact considerably more likely with it's much bigger marketing budget.

    And enough with the attitude dude.


    Actually, Life is bombing. It's expected to do ONLY 28 Millions this weekend.

    So in three days it would already have made back half it's production budget? That's a pretty big bomb!  :)

    Everything this says.
  27. XenoHunter99
    And enough with the attitude dude.

    ::)

    Life looks incredibly boring, granted I haven't seen it (and have no desire to).
    Ironically, I recently observed that younger people find Alien boring. They actually like AVP better. The sample group is small, but I found it interesting all the same.

    My original response was with regards to you questioning SiL's statement that Covenant will suffer because of Life when the reverse is in fact considerably more likely with it's much bigger marketing budget.
    The real answer, and it was apparent all along, is that it can't be proved either way. There's no way to measure that particular effect in either direction.

    Enough time wasted here.
  28. The Eighth Passenger
    My original assertion somewhere above was simply that Life could steal some of Covenant's thunder.

    Fair enough, that's certainly possible but I don't think it would do so to any egregious degree.

    Quote
    Covenant is Alien's last gasp. It's a tired, screwed-up franchise. Prometheus did okay, but it did the franchise no favors. If Covenant fails, I think it's going to be a long time before we get another Alien film.

    It's highly unlikely to bomb if that's what you're suggesting by "fail". At worst it might make slightly less than Prometheus.

    Quote
    I can't wait to see how this gets misinterpreted.

    My original response was with regards to you questioning SiL's statement that Covenant will suffer because of Life when the reverse is in fact considerably more likely with it's much bigger marketing budget.

    And enough with the attitude dude.


    Actually, Life is bombing. It's expected to do ONLY 28 Millions this weekend.

    So in three days it would already have made back half it's production budget? That's a pretty big bomb!  :)
  29. Dangerous Days
    Unlike Prometheus, I hope Covenant ends up as a self-contained film, that doesn’t need a sequel to explain itself. So at least if it does tank at the box office, we will not be left in narrative limbo.

    People moan about the Alien franchise being tired or creatively bankrupt, but I’d easily go for 6 more Alien films than just one more bloody superhero movie.
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