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Ridley Scott talks Alien: Covenant sequel, 'Alien: Awakening', filming begins in 14 months!
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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!

What are your hopes for the Alien: Covenant sequel? What do you think of the title and Ridley's direction? Sound off in the comments!

The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2017-05-09 15:51:17

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21 Fan responses to Ridley Scott talks Alien: Covenant sequel, 'Alien: Awakening', filming begins in 14 months!


PraetorianMember3422 XPMay-09-2017 4:06 PM

I so hope that "within 14 months" means Fall 2017. I am aware that this is very wishful thinking on my part that the sequel for the Alien: Covenant movie would follow the format of the release of the Alien: Covenant novel.

The Alien: Covenant novelization comes out right after the movie release in May 2017 and I so wanted that to translate to the sequel movie (Alien: Awakening) release near the Alan Dean Foster sequel novel release this fall.

In my mind "within 14 months" still means that some how a little.


ChestbursterMember805 XPMay-09-2017 4:11 PM

Alien 5 or Alien Awakening



PraetorianMember2861 XPMay-09-2017 4:14 PM

With The Ridley, we know he's going to be closely on-schedule....unlike the whole AVATAR sequel debacle with Cameron.


FacehuggerMember164 XPMay-09-2017 4:15 PM



OvomorphMember88 XPMay-09-2017 4:16 PM

This is fantastic news! 5 years between Prometheus and Alien:Covenant was too long....

14 months from now is July 2018, filming would take around 4 months. That takes us to October 2018. Then around 10 months post-production takes us to around July 2019.

So we could have the new movie released in July/August 2019!

Hope they change the title though....Alien:Awakening is awful.


FacehuggerMember198 XPMay-09-2017 4:20 PM

I wish they'd done Alien awakening before covenant, assuming Awakening is about shaw/david and the engineers


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMay-09-2017 4:46 PM

Ridley says a lot of things. It is usually worth the wait though.

David 7

FacehuggerMember488 XPMay-09-2017 4:48 PM

David is the main guy,all other characters are secondary, thus expendable.

Regular Parrot

OvomorphMember80 XPMay-09-2017 6:52 PM

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.....a sequel coming in 2019.....


NeomorphMember1541 XPMay-09-2017 7:47 PM

This is all SO CONFUSING. I thought Alien: Awakening was Ridleys project, but know it turns out it was a film trusted to Blomkamp with Scott serving as a producer?

A L I E N 4 2 6

FacehuggerMember444 XPMay-09-2017 8:18 PM

^Spam alert!!


PraetorianMember2674 XPMay-10-2017 12:05 AM

Ridley doesn't hang around. Covenant was ready way ahead of schedule, so the sooner the better. I can't wait!!!


DeaconMember10416 XPMay-10-2017 4:29 AM

Interesting Interview... So Blomkamps Alien 5 was Alien Awakening?

Its a shame Ridley had to rip off the name, i guarantee Alien Awakening (Alien 5) was the reason for the change of plans with Prometheus Pandemonium.

Blomkamps movie was set 20+ years after Aliens with a older Ripley, Hicks and Newt and a Asian Company Managing to recover the Derelict or Juggernaught, which would have seen a Queen on the loose, alternative Xenomorph design and eventually Ripley merging with Engineer Technology.... i am not sure how AWAKENING can fit with this...

I know that Ridley Scotts Alien Awakening will not be set after Alien, but i wonder how many of Blomkamps ideas will be Stolen?

I think i can predict Alien Awakening... i can put my  two cents down if you like, but i feel this movie will connect to Alien, it will explain why the company gains what it knows... and it will explain why they dont mention LV-223 in the Franchise.

I will go further to say that maybe they will mention Engineers after Alien, as i think we will be seeing Aliens on-wards taken out of Cannon.

I am ok with that provided they cover the Engineers a bit... but i dont think we will see them again....  otherwise we could be left with Prometheus ==> Alien Covenant ==> Alien Awakening ==> a Re-edited Alien.

Then Fans have 2 alternative routes... Aliens ==> Alien 3 ==> Alien Resurrection.

Or a new set of Sequels by Ridley Scott, so like a Fork in the Road after Alien.


OvomorphMember13 XPMay-10-2017 9:32 AM

So Neill's Alien 5 a long awaited sequel with familiar characters now older, ALIEN: AWAKENING.



OvomorphMember12 XPMay-10-2017 10:55 AM

I'd be surprised if work doesn't start alot sooner for a 2019 release given its a certain 40th anniversary

W E Y L A N D (was HyperNova)

OvomorphMember23 XPMay-10-2017 2:01 PM

Do You think secretly Alien 5 (Awakening) will be Bloomkamps after-all? And We will all be surprised?


ChestbursterMember805 XPMay-10-2017 8:11 PM


Weaver including


OvomorphMember7 XPMay-11-2017 6:29 AM


OvomorphMember7 XPMay-11-2017 7:19 AM

14 months? Takes too long... When the Matrix Revolutions was released, that was only HALF A YEAR after the Matrix Reloaded was released.


FacehuggerMember402 XPMay-11-2017 7:20 AM

Agree that a 2019 release would be perfect for 40 years Anniversary. And make the release day on 4-26.


OvomorphMember16 XPMay-21-2017 1:15 AM

i want Prometheus 2 god damn it. The engineers are way more interesting then all alien buggs put together.

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