Director Ridley Scott revealed that both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant have been inspited by his own beliefs and speculation on the origins of the Human race, during a fresh interview with DigitalSpy. The visionary director also expanded on his description of Alien: Covenant and how it aims to connect Prometheus with the original Alien saga.
So we did Prometheus - that heaved it off the ground - and Covenant is a follow-through to Prometheus. So we now know who created this, and why, and the next one's a joining up of the storyline. It touches on mortality, immortality and the real question of who created us and why.
He added that he doesn't believe Humanity was created by chance, but instead by intervention of a higher power.
We're not just a random biological accident. For you and I to be sitting here right now [by accident] would take trillions of correct decisions to be made randomly by nature, which of course is ridiculous. I think there's some kind of decision being made. I believe in a higher force - if we want to call it God, then it's God.
Scott's approach has expanded the Alien franchise into something far greater than a simple sci-fi horror flick. Although it is suggested that Alien: Covenant will not touch upon those monumental concepts quite as much as Prometheus did, it's still refreshing to know that Scott has not sacrificed his vision for the sake of simple storytelling. Alien: Covenant will answer some questions, but in doing so, will also ask a number of new ones.
Check out the full interview over on DigitalSpy!
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