Alien Covenant 2, or Alien Awakening, is the possible sequel to Alien Covenant and Prometheus. John Logan has already written the script and Ridley Scott will presumably direct the film.
Alien Covenant 2 Current Status
Ridley Scott said throughout production of Alien Covenant, that he had two more sequels planned, possibly a third as well. There is some confusion as to whether ‘Alien Awakening’ is the title of it. Scott has used the title in previous interviews but in others, he also used it referring to Neill Blomkamp’s cancelled project. Scott said that the script for the next movie had already been written and in May 2017, he said they would begin shooting within 14 months and the movie would be out within a year and 9 months. After Alien Covenant was released, box office takings weren’t as high as expected and there were rumours that 20th Century Fox was ‘reassessing‘ the future of the Alien franchise. As of right now, any future movies in the Prometheus series are in limbo.
The Director of Alien Covenant 2
It seems more or less certain that Ridley Scott would return to direct again.
Alien Covenant 2 Cast
There have been no official announcements of returning cast members. It’s to be expected that Michael Fassbender would return to play David again given the way Alien Covenant ended. I would assume Katherine Waterston has to return too but again, there have been no announcements.
Alien Covenant 2 Storyline
The script has already been written by John Logan who did extensive rewrites to Alien Covenant‘s script. Alien Covenant ended as David tricked Daniels into believing he was the other android Walter. As she entered hypersleep, David regurgitated two Facehugger embryos and stored them with the human embryos. In a separate feature on the Alien Covenant Blu-Ray set, it is revealed that David wanted to make a Queen Alien and was possibly going to use Daniels as the host. The second sequel that Ridley Scott had planned was going to loop back around to the original Alien, possibly with the crashed Derelict Spacecraft in LV-426. There were also some rumours that Daniels was going to be Ripley’s mother.
Ridley Scott spoke a little about the story for Alien Covenant 2 in June 2017 and said the Engineers would make an appearance.
“They’ll be three or four different players coming in to investigate. One of which will be the Engineers arriving back to find their planet decimated. I think those ships come and go on regular intervals. I see them as the gardeners of space. Where we go next is obvious. We’re gonna actually go to the planet. In so doing…I’m not going to tell you the story!”
Alien Covenant 2 Archive
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‘That’s In Process’ – Sir Ridley Scott Confirms He Is Still Developing Next Alien Prequel ()
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Ridley Scott Reminisces Alien for 40th Anniversary, Talks Franchise Future ()
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