Aug-03-2017 3:21 PM
If i have time i will try and find the references, again however i can see your Point as far as coming directly from RS Mouth as quoted in a interview, where indeed he said something along the lines to hint Awakening was placed before Alien Covenant, as indeed you Quoted the comment in Question.
And he did-not mention Alien Awakening, but we have to safely assume the next movies will all contain the Prefix Alien:
The comment i made was saying, indeed this could be a working Title, and also indeed i also said while it was placed between Prometheus and Alien Covenant, in latter interviews regarding the Sequel, well next movie that it would follow directly after Alien Covenant and so we wont get a movie that sits between Prometheus and Alien Covenant and the next movies will fit between Alien Covenant and Alien.
However and i will not say this with 100% i will have to look at where this cropped up so maybe it never came directly from the Horses Mouth. But i am sure but not 100% as sometimes with what appears to be good knowledge of the Franchise as SM used to have, i sometimes have doubts put in my head when you pick upon stuff and then i question my memory lol (always good to debate with people with such a in-depth knowledge or attention to detail however).
But i recall it being mentioned as Alien Awakening at least once more, but also it was mentioned that Alien Awakening was the Name of Blomkamps Alien 5 movie in the one piece of information out there... again i am trying to think if the source was from RS or not.
But i think regardless, it certainly appears the plans are to not take on any Side Plots or Past Plots, but to show us as far as the next 1-2 movies a series of events that chronologically run from the end of Alien Covenant... so 2104 ==> 2122 so the events of these movies will sit within that Time Line, they may have Flash Backs but for the most parts its a Direct Route towards Alien.
I will also add as far as the Engineers goes RS comment does allude to the Fact we will see the Engineers arrive and at some point will no doubt come into play and interact with David and his Experiments.
However again and often with RS, his comments may sometimes lead us off the track a little.... while he claimed that David is off to that Planet (Assume Origae-6) he said there will be 3-4 other players in the next movie.
One of which will be the Engineers, after they arrive to find Planet 4 decimated.
This however does not mean Engineers vs David, the next movie could show these 3-4 Players as Chess Pieces that will be shown making their move. And so it could be shown the Engineers Discover what happened on Planet 4 and then that they are off to find the Culprit.....
So it does not have to mean they find David etc in the next movie, it could be that this set the Engineers up for a confrontation in the movie after the next one.
If this Plot that is to show How David Evolves those TWO Face Huggers into Thousands of Eggs, and Engineers are a eventual incoming party along with 2-3 others... and the aftermath of this will lead to the Derelict in Alien.
If this is a TWO Part Story then these Elements can be introduced slowly, if most of this will however be covered in the next movie i feel, with trying to cover so much. Maybe we only see the Engineers Arrive.
And so the way we find out they found out about what David had done would be them telling David, or indeed maybe What if they Bring Walter with them.
Its all pretty open at the moment, will we see Walter or not and how much of a role can he play or not...
I will Assume TWO Things now..
1) Logically it would be via Walter the Engineers are aware of the location of Origae-6 and David who had unleashed hell on their brothers and sisters, is off to this place with the Covenant Crew.
2) That the Covenant contains Walter Spare Parts and David rebuilds at very least himself a New Hand, as i cant see Fassbender playing a One Handed Android all movie.
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