During a recent interview with ‘The Wrap,’ Ridley Scott opened up a bit about the upcoming sequel to ‘Prometheus,’ now titled ‘Alien: Covenant,’ and where the plot of the new movie with take the surviving characters (Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s David), and what aliens/xenomorphs will actually appear in the new film, and whether they will be new creations or the return of creatures from the original films. Scott first spoke on the aliens themselves, claiming:
“We’ll have them all. Egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy.”
As for the fate of Elizabeth Shaw and the “synthetic” David, and what became of them following the events depicted in ‘Prometheus,’ Scott explained the following plot points:
“They’re going to go to the planet where the engineers came from and come across the evolving creature that they had made. Why did they make it? Why would they make such a terrifying beast? It felt bio-mechanoid, it felt like a weapon. And so the movie will explain that, and reintroduce the alien back into it.”
Of course, this in no way means that Scott plans on giving away all of his secrets in ‘Alien: Covenant,’ especially since he was previously quoted saying that he wants this to be the first of a new trilogy, meaning he will most likely dole out his answers over the course of all three films. Here’s the original quote:
“So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when he replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces and we’ll kind of pick it up there and it will evolve. When that’s finished there’ll be another one and then another one which will gradually drive into the back entrance of the film in 1979. So in other words, why was this space jockey there and why did he have an Alien inside him? And those questions will be answered.”
Are you excited to see the return of the creatures we know from the original films? Do you think Scott might be thinking a bit too ambitiously with his trilogy of movies planned to tie back into the original ‘Alien?’ Share your opinions in the comments below!