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Author Topic: When can we expect news about Alien: Covenant sequ...  (Read 19841 times)

Daszkowski
Sep 17, 2017, 10:46:53 PM
Topic on: Sep 17, 2017, 10:46:53 PM
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So "Alien: Covenant" opened in Japan this weekend to $2,6M. After all is said and done it's worldwide cume will be around $250M. Blu-Ray discs are selling well judging by homemediamagazine.com reports (Alien: Covenant Blu-Ray Sales Chart Run: 1-2-4-5). Ridley will release his new movie "All the money in the world" in about 2-3 months so I guess someone WILL ask him about "Covenant" sequel.

Do you think that we will know by the end of year if sequel is still possible?

Source:
Japan Box Office Gross
http://deadline.com/2017/09/war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes-china-opening-it-movie-spider-man-homecoming-mother-international-box-office-1202171328/)

Blu-Ray sales + Rentals
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/category/hmm/news/research/top-sellers)





necrotard
Sep 18, 2017, 05:38:05 AM
Reply #1 on: Sep 18, 2017, 05:38:05 AM
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I've been waiting on Ridley interviews for All the Monet in the World... but sadly, he might be in the dark too.

Still, he's closer to the studio and the project than any of us, so hopefully he'll know something.


whiterabbit
Sep 18, 2017, 06:20:54 AM
Reply #2 on: Sep 18, 2017, 06:20:54 AM
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I wonder if he really has a script for Awaking or just said he did to shut up the studio. I know this is Scott but the man did say Awaking was a prequel to Covenant.


Baron Von Marlon
Sep 18, 2017, 06:31:06 AM
Reply #3 on: Sep 18, 2017, 06:31:06 AM
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I guess towards the end of the year. That's when Ridley's current movie's finished.

From Imdb: All The Money In The World release date: USA 16 November 2017 (AFI Fest) and USA 8 December 2017.

Give or take 1,5 year to make the next Alien movie, brings us to 2019, the supposed release year for Alien: Awakenings
More precise, it's May 2019, which could be possible since Covenant was released in May as well.

Micheal Fassbender has two upcoming projects: The Snowman (post-production) 2017 and  X-Men: Dark Phoenix (filming) 2018.
So it's possible he's available around the time All The Money In The World's finished.
And there's no mention of any other upcoming movies on his Imdb page, which I find a little odd for an actor of his calibre.

So fingers crossed...


Highland
Sep 18, 2017, 06:42:45 AM
Reply #4 on: Sep 18, 2017, 06:42:45 AM
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I don't think the current Covenant ending totally screams for a sequel the more I've thought about it. They might just go the full reboot.


Scorpio
Sep 18, 2017, 07:23:50 AM
Reply #5 on: Sep 18, 2017, 07:23:50 AM
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If they reboot it now they'll ruin the series. 


Highland
Sep 18, 2017, 08:37:58 AM
Reply #6 on: Sep 18, 2017, 08:37:58 AM
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If they reboot it now they'll ruin the series. 

What would be ruined about it? We know most of what Scott set out to do. Who is the Space Jockey and where did the Alien come from have both been answered. Personally I'm not that fussed about finding out who crashed the original derelict.


Corporal Hicks
Sep 18, 2017, 08:54:14 AM
Reply #7 on: Sep 18, 2017, 08:54:14 AM
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Do you think that we will know by the end of year if sequel is still possible?

We're likely looking at when Scott is doing the press rounds for All The Money in the World towards the end of the year. This should also mean Fox has a clearer picture of the final takings with home release in there too.

I don't think the current Covenant ending totally screams for a sequel the more I've thought about it. They might just go the full reboot.

While I think we wont escape a full reboot/remake at some point, I don't think we're at that point just yet. I wouldn't be adverse to them dropping Scott and going for a soft reboot with someone new.


Highland
Sep 18, 2017, 08:58:46 AM
Reply #8 on: Sep 18, 2017, 08:58:46 AM
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Do you think that we will know by the end of year if sequel is still possible?

We're likely looking at when Scott is doing the press rounds for All The Money in the World towards the end of the year. This should also mean Fox has a clearer picture of the final takings with home release in there too.

I don't think the current Covenant ending totally screams for a sequel the more I've thought about it. They might just go the full reboot.

While I think we wont escape a full reboot/remake at some point, I don't think we're at that point just yet. I wouldn't be adverse to them dropping Scott and going for a soft reboot with someone new.

Someone else finishing Scott's story? I don't think that would work. I think for me it's only Covenant sequel with Scott or hard reboot.


Problem with the reboot is you're probably not getting anything for 5+ years.


PsyKore
Sep 18, 2017, 09:03:26 AM
Reply #9 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:03:26 AM
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I think a reboot would cop so much hate from fans. Look at the shoes it has to fill. It will satisfy no-one. The nit-picking and hatred towards it would be ten times what Covenant gets thrown at it.


Corporal Hicks
Sep 18, 2017, 09:27:39 AM
Reply #10 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:27:39 AM
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I just means in terms of a new film, set within the same continuity, but with a new bunch of a characters and situation, in some other region of the galaxy. Hopefully it'll be helmed with someone with a little more care about the over-all lore and universe.


Highland
Sep 18, 2017, 09:43:09 AM
Reply #11 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:43:09 AM
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I just means in terms of a new film, set within the same continuity, but with a new bunch of a characters and situation, in some other region of the galaxy. Hopefully it'll be helmed with someone with a little more care about the over-all lore and universe.

Yeah I think that's fine. There's plenty of good story's in the comics that are off somewhere else with different characters. I'm quite happy ignoring Alien 3 and 4 in terms of not finding the Alien anywhere else inside that same time period.


Deadmeat
Sep 18, 2017, 10:16:19 AM
Reply #12 on: Sep 18, 2017, 10:16:19 AM
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I just means in terms of a new film, set within the same continuity, but with a new bunch of a characters and situation, in some other region of the galaxy. Hopefully it'll be helmed with someone with a little more care about the over-all lore and universe.

Not to be "that guy" but do you really believe that might happen?


Corporal Hicks
Sep 18, 2017, 10:17:54 AM
Reply #13 on: Sep 18, 2017, 10:17:54 AM
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I think the odds of that are as good as the other options.


T Dog
Sep 18, 2017, 03:59:24 PM
Reply #14 on: Sep 18, 2017, 03:59:24 PM
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I just means in terms of a new film, set within the same continuity, but with a new bunch of a characters and situation, in some other region of the galaxy. Hopefully it'll be helmed with someone with a little more care about the over-all lore and universe.
I really wouldn't have as much of an issue with the lore of the new movies if they were just set after the original trilogy or just adjacent to the original trilogy without ever crossing over with it.....cause Ridley is butchering what he started. And before people jump in and say that's his right he created the series STOP.....he did NOT write Alien nor any of the sequels. He storyboarded it, got the budget doubled and then hired great artists to flesh put his storyboards. Even with the art department he only curated the artists for the human elements while O Bannon curated Giger for the Alien parts.

These movies need someone who doesnt piss through them as if they are on a line production conveyor belt as Ridley now makes movies. Maybe Denis Villeneuve will be free after Dune to make Alien great again!


 

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