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Ridley Scott sees the future of the Alien franchise as not having Aliens in it…

December 12th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Well, let’s be honest, while we didn’t hate Prometheus or Alien: Covenant, we have to admit that the Alien franchise has lost its way.

But thankfully director Ridley Scott has talked about getting the franchise back on track with proper aliens and space marines and powerlifters and….

Oh, wait.

Speaking to EW, Scott said his plans for the series are pretty different: “We are [going to make another], we are,” Scott said confidently.

“I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff.” Say what? Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which came out earlier this year, felt like a return to some legit old-school scares but failed to set the domestic box office ablaze (though, combined with international sales, it ended with north of $240 million in ticket revenue).

“People say, ‘You need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting,’ so I put a lot of that in Covenant and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that’s more interesting. I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting.”

Wait, an alien movie without the alien? Well, yeah… it seems that this is where Scott sees the story going: “Fassbender was an AI. Ian Holm [from Alien] was an AI; Roy Batty [from Blade Runner] was an AI; so was Rachael [from Blade Runner],” continues Scott.

“They put two AIs together and they were communing [in real life]. It already invented a f—ing language! And they couldn’t decipher what the language was so they had to switch them off. What was said and where’s it gone? They could have already implemented something we don’t know.”

So it seems that Scott sees Michael Fassbender’s David becoming the ‘alien’ threat that could wipe us all out… we’re not sold. But we ARE interested.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….