Scott Hypes A Further Alien Trilogy – ManlyMovie

Scott Hypes A Further Alien Trilogy

Ridley Scott is doing the rounds promoting Alien: Covenant.  And in a new interview with Fandango, he spilled quite a bit.  With respect to the new movie, he firstly discussed how the themes differ to those in Prometheus:

“It’s beginning to answer the who and why. It’s definitely gorier, and smarter. In it we raise some very interesting questions about the position and possibility of AI against human condition, and it crosses into the zone of apartheid — kind of like how Roy Batty was treated like a second class citizen. And so is David. The knee-jerk was to create a second class citizen, even if he is superior to everyone. So the natural thing to do at the end of Prometheus was to send them off together because when you think you’ve got it, you’ve got to keep the characters alive, as opposed to killing them. And [Coventant] starts to answer the who and why.”

The people in question includes David and Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw, who are going to show up in Alien: Covenant but not in a predictable way:

“Yes, in a way. Not fully, but in a way. She was integral to what David carried out later.”


If the new movie performs well, Scott confirmed plans for at least four more films which will circle back to the 1979 movie;

“If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more.”

Scott also kind of blurt out the new of one of the potential new movies;

“It will go Prometheus, Awakening, Covenant.. fairly integral where this colonization ship is on the way….”

So the first trilogy will include Covenant and Awakening, then a new trilogy taking place between it and the original trilogy, if that makes sense.  He also added:

“From the very beginning, I was working from a premise that lent itself to a sequel. I really don’t want to meet God in the first one. I want to leave it open to [Noomi Rapace’s character, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw] saying, ‘I don’t want to go back to where I came from. I want to go where they came from … I’d love to explore where the hell [Dr. Shaw] goes next and what does she do when she gets there, because if it is paradise, paradise can not be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous … I know where it’s going. I know that to keep [David] alive is essential and to keep [Elizabeth] alive is essential and to go where they came from, not where I came from, is essential.”

It again kind of begs the question; what is going to happen to Neil Blomkamp’s movie, if so many prequels are planned?  I hope Fox simply branches out and films then concurrently.