Sir Ridley Scott confirms the Engineers will return in Alien: Covenant 2, the sequel (also potentially dubbed Alien: Awakening) to this summer's continuation of the Prometheus saga. Confirming once again that the Alien: Covenant sequel is still on track, despite questionable box office performance, he reiterates that they are still writing parts of the script, with filming set to begin next year. However, in this most recent interview, Ridley actually divulged some very intriguing and exciting plot details for the sequel!
There will be three or four different players coming in to investigate. One of which will be the Engineers arriving back to find their planet decimated. I think those ships come and go on regular intervals. I see them as the gardeners of space.
Where we go next is obvious. We’re gonna actually go to the planet.
So what do we know about Alien: Covenant 2 so far, given Ridley's comments?
We know the Engineers are not all dead - David did not wipe them all out. However, he most certainly did destroy a very sacred place for their species and so, the Engineers who come back to find their species wiped out will no doubt be furious.
We also know that David is on board the Covenant with 2,000 colonists, Daniels and Tennessee in cryo, drifting through space on their way to Origae-6.
Scott has also confirmed we will go to "The Planet", which could mean Origae-6 or LV-426, if they're not both the same planet as some fans have already speculated.
It's extremely exciting to know the Engineers will be a prevalent aspect in the Alien: Covenant sequel - with many Prometheus fans having wished that was the case in Covenant.
With this news of Engineers discovering the decimated home world and undoubtedly discovering what occurred, they will seek revenge against David and Humanity. Could this be setting up for a clash between Engineers and Aliens? An all out war between David's army of Xenomorphs and the vengeful Engineer race pursuing him? It's beginning to sound a lot like Alien: Covenant 2 will involve some form of clash between the two. How do you think this will play out? Let us know in the comments below or in the forums!
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS -- and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
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