Well if you wanna let the audience feel some terror or other scary things,
they will show Shaw in a brutal or sick death caused by David,
lets face it seeing Shaw being picked or ripped apart by a devious trick by David involving or a xeno or himself makes me awkward and will leave an impression on me even as i type this.
Pretty much my thoughts exactly. Ever since Prometheus
first came out, I've thought about what direction a sequel will take and it really does seem that Lindelof left the current writers in the lurch. They're backed into a corner, what with the ending to the first film. There's a very limited number of directions that any writer could reasonably take a sequel to Prometheus
in (and even fewer sensible directions). I figured that they couldn't possibly have the sequel continue directly where Prometheus
left off because you can't have a single woman and a robotic head searching an alien planet. You need more human characters.
Therefore, I realised that the writers would need to start the sequel with a new ship and crew that's traveling to the Engineer's planet (unless they went down the route of having other humans already on the planet... which is one of those non-sensible directions I mentioned). Which, as has now been revealed, is exactly what they're doing. Like I said, they wrote themselves into a corner. It's pretty much the only thing that you could do with a sequel. I've been thinking since 2012, that at around the middle-to-last act of the film, this new crew will come across Shaw and our original David.
As "Infected" also said, I've long held the belief that this new crew will find Shaw in a horrible state, having been experimented on by David (possibly in cahoots with the Engineers). What sort of state is anyone's guess but I'd say that the news that Noomi Rapace will only appear briefly in the film is an indication that my theory is pretty spot on. I've had images in my head of Shaw horribly mutated by the black substance, in complete agony... cue a traditional Alien
"kill me" sequence.
Time will tell but all of my thoughts on the matter (like I said, since 2012), are slowly being confirmed, it seems. It's really based upon logical deduction of what few options a writer is left with (I myself, am a budding writer, so I can understand the thought process somewhat), due to that old corner that they will have found themselves stuck in.
If I were a writer on Alien: Covenant
, I'd feel both constrained and irritated at Lindelof and Ridley for ending Prometheus
the way that they did. It's gonna take some really damn fine writing to make this sequel worthwhile I feel. A writer blossoms without such tight constraints, with them, he/she is shackled.
Honestly, I don't really have high hopes for this film but that's probably for the best. My poor heart couldn't take another disappointment of Prometheus'
magnitude again. Never before have I been so bitterly disappointed by a film (it's kind of pathetic to admit this but it was slightly heartbreaking. The Alien
series is my favourite by a country mile and I'd always wanted a Ridley Scott directed exploration of the space jockey species, ever since I was a little kid) and I won't allow myself to be that disappointed again. I expect the worst and hope for the best...
Either way, I'm very curious to see whether I'm on the money with my plot theories or way off base...