May-20-2017 1:27 AM
As always I find the video interviews more useful than the written ones which often are three points beyond the source.
This is a clear statement that he knows where he is heading and the reveal of the whom the Jockey is.
The narrowing of the vision and the dismissal of the Engineers and Shaw in favour of David, Daniels and Tennessee and a community of colonists and embryos enables him to prepare the narrative threading from the beginning of the film. There are three issues he needs to address :-
1) David as David does not appear in A L I E N though the science division views his children with considerable interest.
2) The creature is not yet entirely Bio Mechaniod.
To work out the vision for the follow up from say Das Reingold has merit Alberich, has two sets of interlopers that come between him his slaves and the ring and of course we need a Juggernaut.
That he spews out two embryos from his mouth I think is a visual message but equally its interesting we have a "pilot" surviving at the end of Covenant who could have been seen off by the xx121. Tennessee is probably needed to create triangulation between the two humans who actually experienced Covenants response to a distress code.
Ridley has suggested the Aliens in the next movie night operate under their own steam instead of at the behest of A. I.
Logically then the reason why the A L I E N creature is bio mechaniod is because it is/becomes capable of infecting a Synthetic. For the Jockey therefore to be the first synthetic victim would be highly emblematic and explain the evolution. The film itself can explain how that potential arises.
So whose in the Jockey chair and where does the Juggernaut come from. David and Walter and not necessarily in that order.
That highly focused easy to follow approach builds on the way Covenant has been shaped and lets go off the high and mighty pretensions of Prometheus. It also allows for a routine film of more victims and more Xeno's but on a bigger more cinematic scale.
At the end of the movie David sends a message as Walter which will take six years to reach W-Y that may also play into how they set up the Awakening.