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Ridley Scott: “Alien: Covenant will take place ten years after Prometheus…”

January 3rd, 2016 by James Campbell Comments


It would seem that Ridley Scott is still attempting to make his sequel to Prometheus, Alien Covenant. For those who are unaware, the official synopsis of the film is as follows: “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.”

When this synopsis was released, many noted the strange absence of Elizabeth Shaw, the lead of the last film. However, in a recent interview with Collider, Janty Yates, the costume designer, stated that the reason Shaw goes unmentioned, is because the film takes place ten years after the original.

To be honest, I was not really a fan of Prometheus. I found the film to have many flaws and leaps of logic in its storytelling that I simply could not overlook. With that being said, I’m not entirely sure how this will work for the sequel. It seems strange to set up a character in the last film, only to cut her out from the sequel. Still, it is still early days, and we have yet to get an idea how this will effect the story.

Source: GeekTyrant

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.