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Katherine Waterston Hasn’t Heard Anything New About Alien: Awakening

It’s been nine months since we last heard from Katherine Waterston regarding Alien: Awakening (aka Alien: Covenant 2). She told the world then that she hadn’t “heard anything in ages.” In a new interview with ThePlaylist (via Bloody Disgusting) Waterston revealed that nothing has progressed since but she’s still very much interested in reprising her role.

Speaking of “Alien,” has there been much talk with Ridley about the next installment?

No, basically. I don’t live in Hollywood, and I’m always usually the last person to know even what’s going on in my own career. So, [I’m] probably not the best person to ask. But I did get some sense of where they thought they might like to take it when we were shooting ‘Covenant,’ and it sounded really interesting. I would be absolutely game to do more if they wanted to have me. But that’s all I know. I’m sure they’ve changed their minds anyway. And there’s been probably loads of different ideas going around and everything. But just in case I spoil something by talking about it, I wouldn’t dare.

 Katherine Waterston Hasn't Heard Anything New About Alien: Awakening

Following Alien: Covenant’s disappointment at the box office, Sir Ridley Scott has spoken a few times about potential directions for the next film and it gave us flashbacks to the times of Prometheus where Scott was sure the Alien was no longer interesting, instead wanting to focus on the A.I of the Alien series.

20th Century Fox just this week confirmed that there was no new Alien film was on the horizon.

“Alien: Blackout,” the mobile survival horror game revealed earlier this week, is part of a broader 20th Century Fox initiative to tell new stories in the franchise around Amanda Ripley. The initiative, branded around the “ReadWatchPlay” slogan, won’t include any other games, nor is it tied to a new feature film, 20th Century Fox’s FoxNext tells Variety.”

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  1. Corporal Hicks
    I don't mind the idea of him with some Engineer-technology. I had expected (hoped) he'd come back in Covenant with some funky Engineer body.

    That would have looked f'king ridiculous. Can you imagine a little pinheaded David noggin mounted on top of a humongous Engineer body?  :laugh:

    I'm sure he'd have figured out a way to make it more aesthetically pleasing to him. 
  2. TheSailingRabbit
    valleys and valleys of juicy dongs

    Just calling them dongs, would've sufficed.  ;D

    "If you've got a hankerin' for something different, then come on down to Planet David, home of the Juicy Dong".

    "Sink your canines into a Colonist Combo Meal, and wash it all down with a refreshingly large Black Goo Cola."

    "Trying to watch your figure? Can't decide what you want? Try something from our new Neurosis Menu. You'll never believe it, or anything else again".

    Sponsored by Club Giger.
  3. Huggs
    valleys and valleys of juicy dongs

    Just calling them dongs, would've sufficed.  ;D

    "If you've got a hankerin' for something different, then come on down to Planet David, home of the Juicy Dong".

    "Sink your canines into a Colonist Combo Meal, and wash it all down with a refreshingly large Black Goo Cola."

    "Trying to watch your figure? Can't decide what you want? Try something from our new Neurosis Menu. You'll never believe it, or anything else again".
  4. Necronomicon II
    I'd like to see him progressively lose himself to the pathogen, obviously he's enamoured with the shape language of his "perfect" creation thus I see him metamorphosing into something totally Other, but first let him have long metallic silver hair, a biomech bod, and nails like the big chap. 
  5. Viktor
    I sequel to Resurrection sounds nice to me for some reason.
    I also love Amanda Ripley. Isolation made her character SO genuine.
    Never thought a game could achieve that.
  6. Evanus
    Seems like everyone is a hater these days!

    I myself would be quite entertained by an old and fat Michael playing David... as long as he wears his tight space suit the whole film. I wonder, can androids even gain weight?!  :o
  7. maron
    Until we get third movie, Michael Fassbender will be old and fat  ;D

    Scott has hijacked this franchise long enough. I hope he will never make another Alien movie again. Haters shouldn't direct a movie.
  8. Necronomicon II
    Until there's 100% confirmation of its cancellation then it's safe to assume that everything is pending right now. Fox franchise consultant Andrew Gaska has stated that the plan is one more prequel at a significantly reduced budget, it's just Disney's move now.
  9. Choppa Dutchy
    Just like Alien Resurrection hinted at a sequel back in 1997, 20th Century Fox took a look at box office receipts and hit the cancellation button.
    When the Alien Covenant bombed, they did the same thing. 
    The Alien / Prometheus prequel time-line is dead, effectively.
    When we eventually do see the Alien franchise return to the big screen (and I'm convinced it will happen), it won't a continuation of what Ridley Scott had planned (although I would have loved to have seen what David did next).  I think they'll instead revisit the Ripley character, or, most likely, her daughter, Amanda.
    Reduce the budget, take the franchise back to it's horror-house roots.  That's what I think is more likely.
     
       
  10. Enjoy
    What are the chances all the other colonists end up getting turned into the alien eggs we see in the deralict in the first movie.
    Or David creating the Alien Queen that lays the eggs in the first movie?
    Tooo many questions
  11. PsyKore
    Katherine unfortunately just felt like she was filling a role and not much more.

    I'm thinking more and more that was the intention.
    She wasn't supposed to be another Ripley or Shaw. Because she not the main character in the story.
    The main characters are David and Walter.

    Yeah, I was thinking that too, and the movie is better viewed that way. But at the same time, she takes on a commanding role once the Alien is born and it feels like we're supposed to get behind her as she fights the Alien, but I just never could honestly. She's also the one established with some common sense at the start of the film, so I think there was some intention of her character to be as strong as Shaw or Ripley.
  12. Immortan Jonesy
    Ridley Scott's like 81 years old, he better hurry up and make Alien: Titanic!

    Already saw that in a dream. It was great.

    Was Bill Paxton in it?

    No, but it was still quite a rush.
    Oh and by Titanic, I mean Space Titanic, and by Space Titanic I mean the Derelict. I mean if we're going to retcon old to new it might as well be one hell of a Space Iceberg that sinks the Derelict.

    I would love something like ‘The Crossing’ but with more characters.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/19vgpf93MYIpaGykVc/giphy.gif
  13. PsyKore
    Noomi as an actor is leaps and bounds ahead of Katherine. She has a way stronger screen presence. Just a shame a lot of her dialogue and motivations in Prometheus were atrocious. But regardless of that, I still feel like there's proper closure needed for her character and it was probably not the best move to kill her in between films.

    Katherine unfortunately just felt like she was filling a role and not much more. Perhaps they could give her something more substantial to work with in the next one, I dunno.
  14. Bob
    The options they have going forward:

    *Sequel to Resurrection
    *Alien Awakening
    *Remake (f**k that)
    *Side-quel - maybe focusing on Amanda Ripley, semi-remake possibly
    *Another AVP (doubtful)
    *Retcon - strong possibility, it's trending atm
  15. whiterabbit
    The best way to go forward is to finish what they started - that is Ridley Scott's prequel trilogy then a sequel to Alien Resurrection.  Both ended on cliffhangers that left the series in limbo. 


    Agreed, but no-one wants a sequel to Resurrection.
    No-one reporting, hell yea I want a sequel to Resurrection.  8)

    Ridley Scott's like 81 years old, he better hurry up and make Alien: Titanic!

    Already saw that in a dream. It was great.

    Was Bill Paxton in it?

    No, but it was still quite a rush.
    Oh and by Titanic, I mean Space Titanic, and by Space Titanic I mean the Derelict. I mean if we're going to retcon old to new it might as well be one hell of a Space Iceberg that sinks the Derelict.
  16. Local Trouble
    The best way to go forward is to finish what they started - that is Ridley Scott's prequel trilogy then a sequel to Alien Resurrection.  Both ended on cliffhangers that left the series in limbo. 


    Agreed, but no-one wants a sequel to Resurrection.

    Although a story that takes place chronologically after Alien R
    doesn't necessarily have to be a sequel to AR or acknowledge
    it's events, the USM can be handwaved away or redefined so -
    that the "USCM" is a branch of the USM in the 24th Century
    "United Systems Colonial Marines" and then bring back the
    recognisable aesthetics of Alien, Aliens, Alien³  &  Isolation.

    Or the USM could simply be retconned as a pseudo-UPP and a rival to both the United States and Weyland-Yutani of that era.

    As for Waterston, I'd think Fassbender would be the one to ask about any sequels to Covenant since they're guaranteed to feature David.
  17. Predwars24
    I'd rather the prequels just be cut out of canon. It's not as bad as the star wars prequels in watch ability, but with David creating the xenomorphs and the inconsistency from what Ridley says, I'd rather not have a sequel anyway.
  18. The Old One
    The best way to go forward is to finish what they started - that is Ridley Scott's prequel trilogy then a sequel to Alien Resurrection.  Both ended on cliffhangers that left the series in limbo. 


    Agreed, but no-one wants a sequel to Resurrection.

    Although a story that takes place chronologically after Alien R
    doesn't necessarily have to be a sequel to AR or acknowledge
    it's events, the USM can be handwaved away or redefined so -
    that the "USCM" is a branch of the USM in the 24th Century
    "United Systems Colonial Marines" and then bring back the
    recognisable aesthetics of Alien, Aliens, Alien³  &  Isolation.
  19. Bob
    The best way to go forward is to finish what they started - that is Ridley Scott's prequel trilogy then a sequel to Alien Resurrection.  Both ended on cliffhangers that left the series in limbo. 

  20. TheSailingRabbit
    I like Waterson as an actress, but in my opinion, Rapace has sooo much more gravitas and on-screen presence as a lead.

    Maybe Waterston got picked because she has less on-screen presence, to keep the focus on Fassbender.

    As much as I think her character and Redmayne's character are cute together in the new Harry Potter movies, she's not as memorable as, say, Hermione Granger.

    Hermione would've bitch-slapped David before the movie even started.
  21. Voodoo Magic
    I like Waterson as an actress, but in my opinion, Rapace has sooo much more gravitas and on-screen presence as a lead.

    Maybe Waterston got picked because she has less on-screen presence, to keep the focus on Fassbender.

    Hmm. Could be.

    Well, whatever the reason behind Ridley's decision was...

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  22. Voodoo Magic
    Pithee Yes.

    https://i.imgur.com/TvMdUKj.jpg

    I mean no Daniels.

    They made a mistake killing off #TeamShaw.

    ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^ ^^^^THIS^^^^


    I like Waterson as an actress, but in my opinion, Rapace has sooo much more gravitas and on-screen presence as a lead.
  23. AVP-CAPCOM
    Let us remember that ALIEN-COVENANT was released May 2017 (2 years ago this coming May- in less than 4 months time).

    It took less than 4 months to film from principle photography April 4th 2016 to wrapping up July 19th 2016.

    Disney can churn out a bog standard ALIEN film within a year with no announcement.

  24. bb-15
    So basically the same thing she said a while ago.  :-\

    I hope the Disney-Fox deal will be complete soon, hopefully then we'll get an idea of what's happening.

    Focusing on Disney is the right way to look at this.
    What does Disney want with action/adventure movies?
    Blockbusters. See the MCU.

    If a film under performs (“Covenant”) or flops (Solo: A Star Wars Story), then Disney will cancel more films in the franchise.
    Example; the Obi-Wan movie.
    And that’s with Star Wars, one of the biggest franchises.

    I had hoped that the Fox-film / Disney merger would not have gone through.
    Fox, as a medium sized studio by itself, would take a chance on smaller box office films including what’s the core of this website; the Alien and Predator franchises.
    But with Disney in charge? I’m not optimistic.

    ;) 
  25. Immortan Jonesy
    Yeah I saw that. I just want to know what Disney is going to do with the rights, and I'm curious about the rumored TV show.

    If you really want to learn more about Ridley Scott's vision post 'Alien: Covenant', I highly recommend you to watch the upcoming 'Raised by Wolves' TV series, since I've been hearing that the proyect is looking more and more like a spiritual sequel to Covenant. Alien free media obiously, but a whole deal with AI, apparently.
  26. Schrödinger
    I know no one will match Ripley, but I hope Daniels comes back as I actually liked her character. I also enjoyed Shaw, but we all know how that ended. Hopefully the next film won't just kill her off, and hopefully >.> David lands on a planet with Xenomorphs (Not protomorphs) already there and he dies. With Daniels having to save as many people as possible and GTFO the planet.


    I know I know, Ridley wants David to be Xenomorph Dad, but hey, I can hope that OG Xenos aren't gonna be retconned into being made by him.
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