Ridley Scott has confirmed that he is planning another two Prometheus sequels to follow Alien: Covenant before the Prometheus storyline meets up with the original 1979 Alien.
The thee planned films will all be origin stories, answering the “very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who might have made it and where did it come from?” Scott revealed at a press conference in Sydney. Alien: Covenant is currently at the start of pre-production, before Scott proceeds to dive straight into the next one.
“Its a very complex story. Its an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus 1,” he said. The new film tells the story of the crew of the colony ship Covenant, who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise but is actually a dark and dangerous world inhabited solely by David (Michael Fassbender), the only survivor from the Prometheus expedition.
“Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in 1979 – I only did one as I don’t normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the 3 that followed that no-one asked the question “why the Alien, who made it and why?” Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from,” Scott said.
“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,” the British director revealed.
“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,” he added.
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