Alien: Covenant 2 Script Already Written: Shooting in 2018?
The sci-fi/horror film Alien: Covenant hasn’t even hit theaters and it seems that Fox and Ridley Scott are already prepared to begin work on a sequel. According to a set visit and interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Scott revealed that not only is there a script written for a sequel, it was finished while he was working on Alien: Covenant
He explains to the site, “You’ve got to assume to a certain extent success and from that you’d better be ready. You don’t want a two-year gap. So I’ll be ready to go again next year.”
Considering that the plan was to make Prometheus the first in a trilogy of prequels that lead up to the 1979 classic, that means we might get to see third entry by 2019 or 2020, after taking into account production, post-production, marketing, and eventual release. My only hope is that this means we’ll also get a chance to see Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 done afterwards. While learning the origins of the Xenomorphs is undoubtedly fascinating, I grew up with Ripley and I would love to see a fitting and meaningful end to her storyline.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby star. Look for it everywhere on May 19th.
Recently, a prologue video of the crew enjoying what is called their “Last Supper” was released. You can watch it here.