If you’re having flashbacks to the earlier years of the 2010s, you can be forgiven. Sir Ridley Scott had spoken numerous times over recent years about how he thought the Alien was no longer effective, so much so that it came as quite a surprise when Prometheus 2 was announced as Alien: Paradise Lost (later Alien: Covenant)!
It seems that despite his inclusion of the Alien in Covenant, Ridley Scott still has a negative opinion on future uses of the Alien! During a roundtable hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, when asked by the host about why he choose to direct Alien: Covenant over Blade Runner 2049, Ridley made the comment about his current thoughts on the creature:
“It was a crossfire of too much business. I’m doing a lot of TV and a lot of films – there’s 6 films going out this year – and one of them…I figured it was a good piece of business to follow through on Prometheus, which from ground zero had good liftoff, so we went to Covenant to perpetuate the idea and re-evolve the universe of the Alien.
But I think the beast has almost run out, personally. You’ve got to come in with something else. You’ve got to replace that. And so I was right…I was ahead of the game. I had to make a decision and Deni was a terrific choice.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 2, 2017
So it would appear that Sir Ridley Scott is still not as interested in the Alien. And, from some behind-the-scenes chatter that Alien vs. Predator Galaxy has heard it would seem that the decision to include the Aliens in Prometheus 2 came down from the studio. Will Fox and Scott continue in the direction of the Alien for the next film or will they steer back away from it?
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