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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. 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!  :)
  8. 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.
  9. SiL
    Covenant has brand recognition and a fanbase.
    That's not exactly an ironclad guarantee of box office success. Alien is no Star Wars. It's not even Transformers, in terms of box office numbers or fan appeal.
    Never said it was. You asked why we said Life would lose out instead of Covenant: simple answer, one has more anticipation behind it than the other. If people are that limited on monster on a spaceship movie tolerance, the relative unknown will lose to the returning champ.
  10. PierreVW
    No, YOU And?.

    Yeah dude Life could make a billion bucks and Covenant could make 25 dollars but it's not likely that Life will undermine Covenant in any capacity. If anything people will just wait until Covenant to get their fix and skip Life.
    You're very defensive, dude. It's too bad my opinion conflicts with your worldview, but you have only emotion to support your position. Fact is, both are monster movies that pay homage to Alien, and they will be released within two months of each other. Neither shows any sign of being great. Both appeal most to the same segment of the audience. Life has a cast that is popular with casual movie audience and will be released at a time when the theater has few other attractions. The Covenant-related materials released so far have ranged in quality from underwhelming to good. The Life materials so far have been uniformly good. Life is a stand-alone movie while Covenant is a sequel to an ambiguously ill-defined prequel that relies on audience interest from other movies, especially Alien and Prometheus. To say Life can't possibly steal some thunder from Covenant or undermine Covenant seems disingenuous at best. Note: I have not made any ridiculous or outlandish claims, such as "Life will totally trounce Covenant at the box office." I made the one mild assertion that has caused surprising sourness and misunderstanding among a small but apparently polarized segment of the local population. Do you understand?

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

    PROMETHEUS(3D) did 40 Millions in its first week. ALIEN: COVENANT(3D) is going to do 45 Millions in its first week.

    But I suppose you are NOT talking about money. EVERYONE knows that ALIEN: COVENANT(3D) is going to do MORE money than Life.

    I suppose you are talking about critics. But 90% of people DON'T care about critics. That's why bad movies like TRANSFORMERS V or PIRATES 5 are going to do A LOT money like always.
  11. XenoHunter99
    No, YOU And?.

    Yeah dude Life could make a billion bucks and Covenant could make 25 dollars but it's not likely that Life will undermine Covenant in any capacity. If anything people will just wait until Covenant to get their fix and skip Life.
    You're very defensive, dude. It's too bad my opinion conflicts with your worldview, but you have only emotion to support your position. Fact is, both are monster movies that pay homage to Alien, and they will be released within two months of each other. Neither shows any sign of being great. Both appeal most to the same segment of the audience. Life has a cast that is popular with casual movie audience and will be released at a time when the theater has few other attractions. The Covenant-related materials released so far have ranged in quality from underwhelming to good. The Life materials so far have been uniformly good. Life is a stand-alone movie while Covenant is a sequel to an ambiguously ill-defined prequel that relies on audience interest from other movies, especially Alien and Prometheus. To say Life can't possibly steal some thunder from Covenant or undermine Covenant seems disingenuous at best. Note: I have not made any ridiculous or outlandish claims, such as "Life will totally trounce Covenant at the box office." I made the one mild assertion that has caused surprising sourness and misunderstanding among a small but apparently polarized segment of the local population. Do you understand?
  12. BishopShouldGo
    No, YOU And?.

    Yeah dude Life could make a billion bucks and Covenant could make 25 dollars but it's not likely that Life will undermine Covenant in any capacity. If anything people will just wait until Covenant to get their fix and skip Life.
  13. XenoHunter99
    he didn't say it was a guarantee of box office success.
    And?

    Keep in mind that Covenant's production budget is more than twice that of Life. That means that the marketing budget will also be considerably bigger. So that is already almost a guaranteed box office win for Covenant vs Life, nevermind it's existing brand recognition.

    However, Life may still end up being more successful if it does District 9 type numbers, since it will be a lot easier to recoup it's small budget. So Covenant could make more money but still lose out to Life if you know what I mean.
    My original assertion somewhere above was simply that Life could steal some of Covenant's thunder. 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. So far, everything we've been shown says Covenant is more of what we've already seen. It's stale, and the mythology is increasingly goofy. Now, Life is clearly homage to Alien. But it looks great, has a cast of reasonably popular actors, and comes out first. With all that in mind, I agree with what you're saying.  And none of this contradicts my original statement.

    I can't wait to see how this gets misinterpreted.
  14. juxtapose
    . .alien movies are scary. .or they meant to be at some level. .i never found them to be particularly scary. .just shocking. .but theirs that R rating that will never get them to perform as high as animated movies or star f**king wars. .omg i though the force awakens was the most over hyped shit i ever seen on the big screen. .i think i enjoyed avpr more. .those are family movies. .my kid wants to watch it. .but he cant go alone so i have to go with and take his sister with and take their friends with and becomes this whole family afair. .i am not even married. .i do not have kids. .but i know, i have plenty of friends and family that do. .thats why r rated movies will never perform that high at the box office. .
  15. The Eighth Passenger
    Covenant has brand recognition and a fanbase.
    That's not exactly an ironclad guarantee of box office success. Alien is no Star Wars. It's not even Transformers, in terms of box office numbers or fan appeal.

    Keep in mind that Covenant's production budget is more than twice that of Life. That means that the marketing budget will also be considerably bigger. So that is already almost a guaranteed box office win for Covenant vs Life, nevermind it's existing brand recognition.

    However, Life may still end up being more successful if it does District 9 type numbers, since it will be a lot easier to recoup it's small budget. So Covenant could make more money but still lose out to Life if you know what I mean.

  16. XenoHunter99
    There's never a guarantee for success, even Star Wars could flop but it's unlikely.  Every Alien film has made back its money at the box office, but whether you judge it a success or not is debatable.
    To me, a lot of the Alien movies have been disappointing. But the same can be said of Star Wars, Transformers, and so on. In context of this discussion, I think the Life movie could steal some of Covenant's thunder because themes are similar, Life cast may be more attractive to casual theater audience, and all the promos make the movie look fresher, more interesting, more worth a look. Lots of expensive-looking CG, too. This does not mean it will outperform Covenant. It only means Life does a lot of what Covenant promises to do, and maybe does some of it better. So far, Life is 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it's early. 8 critic reviews, no fan reviews. As with everything, we must wait to see how it actually unfolds.
  17. Scorpio
    There's never a guarantee for success, even Star Wars could flop but it's unlikely.  Every Alien film has made back its money at the box office, but whether you judge it a success or not is debatable.
  18. Protozoid
    The Duellists, Alien, Blade Runner, Someone to Watch Over Me, Thelma & Louise, White Squall, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Matchstick Men, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies, Prometheus, The Counselor, The Martian...

    ...anybody who thinks that Scott is hit or miss hasn't counted his hits. I actually think that 1492: Conquest of Paradise has some of Scott's finest moments in it. It still might be the most beautifully photographed movie I've ever seen, and the Paradise themes are super relevant to Covenant. I didn't care for Robin Hood. Legend is a hot mess but it does have interesting things about it. Hannibal had some tasty moments. A Good Year is alright but not my cup of tea. Exodus was mixed but I would be very interested to see the full-length version with the missing 90 minutes. The Counselor might be the most controversial one: considered his worst, I would argue that it's his best. It has a growing cult around it, including Guillermo del Toro, who has interesting things to say about it.

    In my estimation, Scott has made some of the greatest films ever made, and most of his films are above average. His worst films (Legend? Black Rain? Hannibal? Robin Hood?) are still average. I would also argue that he's getting better, since his best movie (imo, The Counselor) and his biggest hit (The Martian) were both in the last four years.

    The real problem is that people like to have knee-jerk reactions to movies, and Scott's movies take a few viewings before the knee-jerk reflect wears off and you can see what he's doing. Take Blade Runner. I think Kingdom of Heaven, Prometheus, and The Counselor are particularly likely to get the Blade Runner treatment later on. It's already happening with all three. Ever since the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven, that movie has enjoyed a pretty good revival. Prometheus has a huge following of its own. The Counselor has a smaller, but very loyal cult, and I think in the end it will be considered Scott's best film. It's like a more adult Blade Runner with the comic book elements removed.
  19. echobbase79
    He's made some decidedly underwhelming films but I wouldn't go so far as to call them "stinkers" though.  :laugh:

    A "stinker" to me would be something like AVP: Requiem. Something that's totally un-watchable.

    Fair point, but Robin Hood was pretty sleep-inducing.

    Also there's probably a reason 1942: Conquest of Paradise is literally impossible to get on home video.

    I never saw it, but wasn't Exodus: Gods and Kings meant to be pretty terrible?

    Sir Ridley Scott still is in HIS PRIME.

    Maybe NOT in ALIEN films but yes in other films.

    THE MARTIAN(3D)(2015) was the biggest success of his life and he still has close relationships with THE BIGGEST movie stars in this world: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, etc....

    Prior to The Martian I'm not sure he'd made a truly great film since Kingdom of Heaven, and even then the theatrical version was a mess.

    I recently picked this up for $1 at my local flea market. So it moves at a snail's pace, huh?
  20. XenoHunter99
    I realize this is going to go largely ignored - but I really think, that the sequential order Scott mentioned was ONLY IN REFERENCE to SHAW.
    Like maybe in a flashback in the sequel to COVENANT, or in an opening scene, similar to Weyland creating David in this film.
    If you read the quotes, that does make some sense out of it.
    It only matters if the movie actually gets made and it's made from what is already written. I'd be surprised if it works out that way.
  21. Infected
    He's made some decidedly underwhelming films but I wouldn't go so far as to call them "stinkers" though.  :laugh:

    A "stinker" to me would be something like AVP: Requiem. Something that's totally un-watchable.

    Fair point, but Robin Hood was pretty sleep-inducing.

    Also there's probably a reason 1942: Conquest of Paradise is literally impossible to get on home video.

    I never saw it, but wasn't Exodus: Gods and Kings meant to be pretty terrible?

    Sir Ridley Scott still is in HIS PRIME.

    Maybe NOT in ALIEN films but yes in other films.

    THE MARTIAN(3D)(2015) was the biggest success of his life and he still has close relationships with THE BIGGEST movie stars in this world: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, etc....

    Prior to The Martian I'm not sure he'd made a truly great film since Kingdom of Heaven, and even then the theatrical version was a mess.

    After Kingdom of Heaven, I love AMERICAN GANGSTER. I think is really underrated.


    After AMERICAN GANGSTER, he directed the interesting THE COUNSELOR. I recommend those 2.
    You like Hoodlum? an older movie from 1997 with Fishburne and Roth, i havent seen American Gangster lately but i did see Hoodlum and i liked it a lot for some reason.
  22. Mr. Clemens
    If we're cataloguing Sir Rid's hits and misses, I feel it's my duty once again to jump in and champion Thelma & Louise, which is so often forgotten on this forum.

    ...and to remind everybody that, loved though it may be, Legend really is a dog.  :P
  23. HuDaFuK
    I've seen them. American Gangster was certainly a very well-made film but ultimately I thought it was really pretty forgettable, especially considering the talent involved. The Counsellor was likewise kinda bland and fell well short of what you'd expect from the names attached..

    So I maintain that he hasn't made a great film since Kingdom of Heaven other than The Martian.
  24. PierreVW
    He's made some decidedly underwhelming films but I wouldn't go so far as to call them "stinkers" though.  :laugh:

    A "stinker" to me would be something like AVP: Requiem. Something that's totally un-watchable.

    Fair point, but Robin Hood was pretty sleep-inducing.

    Also there's probably a reason 1942: Conquest of Paradise is literally impossible to get on home video.

    I never saw it, but wasn't Exodus: Gods and Kings meant to be pretty terrible?

    Sir Ridley Scott still is in HIS PRIME.

    Maybe NOT in ALIEN films but yes in other films.

    THE MARTIAN(3D)(2015) was the biggest success of his life and he still has close relationships with THE BIGGEST movie stars in this world: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, etc....

    Prior to The Martian I'm not sure he'd made a truly great film since Kingdom of Heaven, and even then the theatrical version was a mess.

    After Kingdom of Heaven, I love AMERICAN GANGSTER. I think is really underrated.


    After AMERICAN GANGSTER, he directed the interesting THE COUNSELOR. I recommend those 2.
  25. CainsSon
    I realize this is going to go largely ignored - but I really think, that the sequential order Scott mentioned was ONLY IN REFERENCE to SHAW.
    Like maybe in a flashback in the sequel to COVENANT, or in an opening scene, similar to Weyland creating David in this film.
    If you read the quotes, that does make some sense out of it.
  26. HuDaFuK
    He's made some decidedly underwhelming films but I wouldn't go so far as to call them "stinkers" though.  :laugh:

    A "stinker" to me would be something like AVP: Requiem. Something that's totally un-watchable.

    Fair point, but Robin Hood was pretty sleep-inducing.

    Also there's probably a reason 1942: Conquest of Paradise is literally impossible to get on home video.

    I never saw it, but wasn't Exodus: Gods and Kings meant to be pretty terrible?

    Sir Ridley Scott still is in HIS PRIME.

    Maybe NOT in ALIEN films but yes in other films.

    THE MARTIAN(3D)(2015) was the biggest success of his life and he still has close relationships with THE BIGGEST movie stars in this world: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, etc....

    Prior to The Martian I'm not sure he'd made a truly great film since Kingdom of Heaven, and even then the theatrical version was a mess.
  27. PierreVW

    Sir Ridley Scott still is in HIS PRIME.

    Maybe NOT in ALIEN films but yes in other films.

    THE MARTIAN(3D)(2015) was the biggest success of his life and he still has close relationships with THE BIGGEST movie stars in this world: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, etc....
  28. The Eighth Passenger
    The problem I have with LV 426 being a destination for Covenant is that although it made sense in the 80s and terraforming is a cool idea, it doesn't make sense they'd spend all that money to make an inhabitable planet habitable again when there are clearly much better places to colonise and even now we are seeing exoplanets that look to be close to Earth and habitable. Perhaps someone can help me out here, is a dead rock like LV 426 of strategic importance or is it just a case that WY sent them there because they knew of the Juggernaut and so the colonists didn't ask any questions? Does WY just go around terraforming planets just because they can?

    LV-426 was colonized because it had mineral wealth. It's a mining colony, not a holiday resort.


    Scott hasn't got an unblemished career. Sure, he's had some great films but he's also had stinkers.

    Yeah, I love it when people act like he's never made a bad movie, because his career's had a few missteps.

    He's unquestionably made some masterpieces, but he's not unimpeachable.

    He's made some decidedly underwhelming films but I wouldn't go so far as to call them "stinkers" though.  :laugh:

    A "stinker" to me would be something like AVP: Requiem. Something that's totally un-watchable.
  29. HuDaFuK
    Scott hasn't got an unblemished career. Sure, he's had some great films but he's also had stinkers.

    Yeah, I love it when people act like he's never made a bad movie, because his career's had a few missteps.

    He's unquestionably made some masterpieces, but he's not unimpeachable.

    In regards to all this inbetweenquel and title - it'd make more sense that Ridley simply misspoke with the order. It seems like a really odd release choice and seems like it may confuse the general public and that'd be a mad move to take. Hopefully we'll get some clearer information on the matter soon.

    To be honest, I give up trying to decipher Ridley's Riddles. He always seems to come out with some nonsensical, indecipherable stuff in his Alien interviews these days :laugh:

    One of the reason I'm not putting too much stock in this. Still, I can't deny it's interesting to hear.
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