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?
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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