Ridley Scott has confirmed that Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant will feature the classic, acid-blooded Xenomorphs from his original 1979 movie. Scott also said that we will witness every type of Xenomorph as the veteran filmmaker prepares to delve deep into the mythology and mystery of his uber-popular sci-fi franchise.
“Well, really it’s Alien,” Scott told The Wrap via Squareeyed when asked about the Prometheus sequel. “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. There was always this discussion: Is Alien, the character, the beast, played out or not? We’ll have them all: egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy. I think maybe we can go another round or two.”
Synopsis: 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.
Alien: Covenant is set for release on October 6th, 2017, with Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace confirmed as reprising their roles from Prometheus.