Janty Yates talks Alien: Covenant & Prometheus costume design in a new interview with Collider. Janty Yates is a long time collaborator of Ridley Scott and worked alongside Ridley Scott for his 2012 return to the world of Alien and science-fiction with Prometheus. She also worked with him again in this year’s immensely successful The Martian and will continue in that capacity for Alien: Covenant.
In the interview with Collider she mentions she has designed 2 new spacesuits for Alien: Covenant which Ridley Scott has signed off on. Yates also says that whilst they have designed new spacesuits for the film, Alien: Covenant is “not so much of a spacesuit movie.” She also confirmed that David’s would have the same spacesuit design as he had in Prometheus.
Janty Yates also stated that Alien: Covenant takes place 10 years after Prometheus, placing it around 2103/04. Yates mentions that their first “roundtable meeting” regarding Alien: Covenant was at the end of August but that officially prep work on the Prometheus sequel began a few weeks ago. Yates also said that shooting would commence in April.
The Alien and Prometheus related talk commences at about 13 minutes into the interview. She also talks about her role as a costume designer and her work on her other movies. You can find the whole interview over at Collider.