Alien: Covenant has yet to debut in cinemas across the world but Ridley Scott is already prepared to begin filming its sequel, previously thought to be titled Alien: Awakening within 14 months!
We’re writing [the sequel] now, as we speak. I’ll be filming that within 14 months.
... Ridley Scott said while speaking to IGN UK. He continued by elaborating that the title Awakening was originally the title for Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 proposal, but that Fox decided to roll with Ridley's vision for the franchise and merely (we assume) chose to adopt the title for the Covenant sequel instead:
They wanted to do Alien, er, Awakening – Neill Blomkamp… I said fine. I was going to be the producer. If I could have, I would have. Except I do question, why have both out there? It seems like shooting your big toe off, it doesn’t make sense. But they didn’t go forward with it, Fox, so I just kind of kept out of it.
It's reassuring to know Scott and Fox are confident enough with Alien: Covenant to gave already begun preparations on the sequel!
Here's a new interview as well with Ridley from the Covenant Press events in London, where he explained his plans for the Covenant sequel and why he chose to focus once again on the Xenomorph, as well as what we can expect from the next installment:
Thanks to Batchpool for the video!
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