Ridley Scott Shares More Details of Alien: Covenant
Regardless of how one feels about Ridley Scott's Prometheus, the high anticipation for its sequel(s) seems to indicate that there is still interest to delve deeper into the mystery regarding the Xenemorphs origins.
According to the synopsis Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus, will tell the story of the ship Covenant, which came upon a paradise-like planet with one sole inhabitant: David, the android and one of two survivors of the Prometheus ship.
Recently, in an interview with The Wrap, director Ridley Scott divulged a little more detail about the plot.
“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.”
It also looks like Scott is steering the story arc firmly towards Alien (1979). The director stated that he is bringing back the Xenemorphs originally designed by the artist HR Giger and all its life stages into Alien: Covenant.
“We’ll have them all: egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy.” said Scott.
Viewers may recall the 'Deacon' at the end of Prometheus was the only Xenomorph that appeared in the movie. And that is one of the sore points with fans who wanted to see more of the acid-blooded monsters. Therefore, the appearance of (familiar) Xenomorphs would satisfy some fans and perhaps garner even more interest in the film.
Alien: Covenant will begin filming in early 2016 for an October 2017 release.
src: The Wrap, ScreenRant