Well, the Alien news certainly has been fast and furious lately. To start off, it seems that Ridley Scott’s, Prometheus sequel, has a new name. For those who are unaware, Scott announced earlier this year that the film would be called Alien: Paradise Lost. However, in a recent interview discussing The Martian, Scott stated that the film would be called, Alien: Covenant.
Alien: Covenant simply sounds like a better title than Paradise Lost, and has a mysterious undercurrent to it. It’s also indicative that Scott wants to distance himself from Prometheus and get it all back under the Alien umbrella. Which may also explain why Neil Blomkamp’s Alien movie is now sidelined.
However, the biggest piece of Alien news revolves around a leaked plot summary. The summary states:
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
This seems to imply that Elizabeth has passed away, since the events of the last film, and that this entry will only feature Michael Fassbender’s David as a recurring character.
Personally, I was not the biggest fan of Prometheus, so this information doesn’t do a lot to excite me. However, the sooner we can get Prometheus made, the sooner we can get to Neil Blomkamp’s take on the franchise. So that is something I can get behind
— 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) November 16, 2015