Ridley Scott is ready for Alien: Covenant 2 and knows exactly where the sequel will go, according to a recent interview with the renowned filmmaker. Since the merger between the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox, the fate of Scott's Covenant sequel remains uncertain, but Scott remains confident that the Alien legacy, specifically his Prometheus saga will be continued regardless of who owns the rights.
Speaking to DigitalSpy, Scott was quoted saying:
I’m in tune with where Covenant 2 would go. We already know what we’d do with that. You’ve got to have a fundamental platform and target where you would take it. It’s a bit like having the skeleton before the meat goes on.
He also reiterates a statement he made last month, where he insinuated that Disney would be crazy not to continue on with the Alien: Covenant storyline:
I'm hoping I'll still probably be there so whether or not they go ahead with such a dark subject, being Disney, as aliens remains to be seen. I think they should because I think, when people have a hard and fast franchise which has ongoing interest, it's crazy not to do something with it.
However, although intriguing and clearly exciting to some, Blomkamp recently clarified that he had indeed moved on from the project - once again leaving fans hanging on whether or not the film would ever actually get made.
So, with Alien 5 seemingly remaining in development hell for the foreseeable future, a sequel to Alien: Covenant seems more likely for Disney to pursue. We're with Scott on this one, the liklihood of Covenant 2 / Alien Awakening coming to fruition is not a matter IF but a matter of WHEN. The Alien franchise is far from over and Disney knows this.
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