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Ridley Scott wishes he directed Blade Runner 2 instead of Alien: Covenant.
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Ridley Scott unfortunately feels some regret for directing his Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant over directing the Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Speaking to Empire via Deadline, the renowned director recalls his displeasure back in 2016 with having to choose between directing Alien: Covenant or Blade Runner 2, but wishes he would have chosen the latter now, looking back:

I shouldn’t have had to make that decision, But I had to. I should have done Blade Runner 2.

Sadly, Alien: Covenant was met with a mixed bag of reviews and ultimately was considered a critical failure - putting Scott's Alien prequel plans on indefinite hold.

Switching gears following the Disney / 20th Century Fox acquisition, the Alien franchise would take a new direction, with Ridley giving insight to that new direction back in 2020:

We went down a route to try and reinvent the wheel with ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Covenant. Whether or not we go directly back to that is doubtful because ‘Prometheus’ woke it up very well. But you know, you’re asking fundamental questions like, ‘Has the Alien himself, the facehugger, the chestburster, have they all run out of steam? Do you have to rethink the whole bloody thing and simply use the word to franchise?’ That’s always the fundamental question.

Fast forward to present day, Ridley Scott is still involved in Disney's revised direction for Alien, but in a producer role exclusively; leaving directorial duties to Fede Alvarez with Alien: Romulus and Noah Hawley with the upcoming Alien TV series for FX - the latter looking to add mystery once again to the Xenomorph while tackling a variety of new existential concepts.

Alien: Romulus will take place between the events of Ridley Scott's original Alien and James Cameron's sequel, Aliens. Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley character arc will not be involved, introducing an entirely new cast of characters and a completely new story within that timeline.

Whether fans enjoyed Alien: Covenant or not, the prequel saga is one many of us wished would be completed. With so many open ends and unanswered questions, we can only hope one day we'll get our answers. For now though, the Alien franchise takes a new direction on a new tangent of the Alien timeline.

Alien: Romulus hits theaters August 16th, 2024 and the Alien TV series is currently in production!

Do you have news to share on Fede Álvarez's Alien: Romulus? Click here to submit any information you have, or to ask any questions! Browse other conversations about Alien: Romulus by other Alien fans in the Alien: Romulus forums here.

Visit the Alien TV Series forums to browse topics about the upcoming TV series by Nah Hawley as well! Got news for the Alien TV series? You can share that too, here!

Written by ChrisPublished on 2023-08-17 10:45:27

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