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Guy Pearce Talks Potential of the Return of Peter Weyland

With his latest film Zone 414 now out in theatres and VoD, Guy Pearce has been doing the press rounds to promote. While talking with the actor was asked about whether or not Peter Weyland might return in any potential sequel to Alien: Covenant!

“Well, I don’t know, to be honest. Again, I think with any of these…I wouldn’t have necessarily thought I’d get to do Covenant either! Who knows. I’m not in regular contact with Ridley, but we do have semi-regular contact occasionally. I’m sure if there is something, he would certainly let me know. He was very generous to even put me in the films in the first place, and we’ve always talked about how pleased he was with what we came up with.

I’m sure if there was the opportunity there, he’d go for it. There may come a point where I’m actually old enough to play Peter Weyland as the version as I am in real life as opposed to this 100-year-old, five-hour prosthetic makeup version of him. Obviously, when we did Covenant, I played the younger version of him, but of course, I would. It’d be a real honour because we know Alien from back in 1979 has left an incredible and indelible mark on people’s psyches as far as the sci-fi world. I mean, what a film. Just to be plugged into that to the degree I have has been a real honour. It was a really amazing experience.”

 Guy Pearce Talks Potential of the Return of Peter Weyland

While we know that Noah Hawley is hard at work on a new Alien series for FX, with Sir Ridley Scott reported as being potentially involved as Executive Producer, it’s been a long while since Scott last spoke about any potential new Alien film from himself. In September 2020 Scott did confirm that he was still working on a new film, saying “that’s in process.”

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Comments: 14
  1. Immortan Jonesy
    For me, David is the best villain since Ash, so I couldn't agree more. The villain has enough merits to deserve an ending to his arc. In the original film series, the heroine sacrifices herself to stop the Alien once and for all for sake of mankind, and at the same time prevent it from falling into the hands of the company.

    That last detail makes you wonder what would be the most appropriate ending for David, who, unlike Ripley, is a villain. 🤔 I definitely need to see that in some way. And I want Ridley to direct it. Otherwise, it wouldn't be the same.

    I think I have an open mind for any scenario; whether David remains the creator of Giger's Alien, a shared discovery, the one responsible for the De-extinction of an ancient life form, etc. Furthemore, and as someone already said, I think a comic book / novel wouldn't be enough. It needs to be a movie without a doubt.

    Back on topic, I'd love to see Guy Pearce back in flashbacks. Maybe that can reveal twists of David's character, and since the Covenant prologue was so beautifully crafted, that I would be delighted to see more interaction between both characters.  8)
  2. DaniillLogOut
    Since it was pretty much confirmed that David in fact can dream, I would be curious to see whether or not he dreams about his human father
  3. DaniillLogOut
    Please, no synthetic Weylands. Just let Guy Pearce show up in his human form for another flashback

    And no "David was built in the image of Weyland's son". David is son Weyland never had. Period
  4. The8thPassenger
    It would be interesting to see that Peter Weyland has a son and he totally resembles Michael Fassbender. So David was build in the image of Weyland's real son.
  5. bigchap
    How would Weyland show up in a Covenant sequel? I suppose it could only be in flashbacks or pre-recorded video messages, media appearances, etc.

    Or - what if Weyland secretly built a synthetic to resemble himself with AI modeled after his own mind?
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