Ridley was the one who chose to embark on this particular 'explanation' of the 'space jockey' etc. in the first place...so I want him to be the one who's forced to come up with a conclusion to the dubious 'Chariots Of The Gods'-type storyline he went with it. Let him be the director who solely has the challenge of getting this thing out of the headscratching mire he got it into.
There's also a part of me that wishes Lindelof had been forced to help come up with a conclusion to his own mediocre input on PROMETHEUS too, instead of being able to walk away and leave it to others to work things out as they go along...
By the way, this recent article has some interesting hints from Lindelof about where Ridley *might* be taking his storyline next - http://collider.com/damon-lindelof-alien-covenant-prometheus-interview/#ridleyscott
No matter what other promising, up-and-coming directors may suggested for the ALIEN COVENANT follow-up(s), I'd like Ridley's personal aesthetics to continue to the end of this current storyline, no matter what. While there's quite a few dodgy moments I want to remove for myself from his latest entries in this franchise (Oram's 'fully-formed' chestburster, I'm especially looking at you!)
, I appreciate the particular visual flair that Ridley always brings to his movies.
So I want that to be a consistent thing with this current storyline as it continues forwards, and just hope he'll tone done down some of his overly-pretentious tendancies as he continues to the end of whatever comes next - by the way, I reckon that the whole 'white room' opening of ALIEN COVENANT was laughably stiff if that was Weyland's initial interaction with his technologically amazing creation...and the fact that the script said 'ambulate' instead of something less formal like 'walk forward 5 steps' made me roll my eyes. Perhaps Ridley was influenced by the kind of cold, cliniclal directing style of Kubrick's 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY for that scene? Whatever, I'll be scrapping that existing scene from my own version of the movie, and just be re-editing a VERY shortened version of it instead using only 3 shots that I'd like to include.
After Ridley's done, sure, I'll welcome some new blood in that can hopefully come up with an involving 'ALIEN-universe' storyline of their own.