Alien: Awakening is said to premiere in 2019 and that the script (Logan), apparently, has already been written. Fassbender is thought to return. They also say about the movie that:
“Ridley Scott has confirmed that the Engineers will return for the sequel. Scott has suggested that a group of Engineers who had been absent from their home planet when David destroyed it will seek revenge on him for his actions. This may allow the sequel to rectify continuity errors between the original Alien (1979) and Alien: Covenant (2017), especially how the original abandoned Engineer spacecraft crashed with a shipment of Xenomorph Eggs if David had indeed been the sole creator of them.”
The word “rectify” is well chosen, don’t you think?
Hopefully, the engineers will grab David by the ear and tell him that he is a malfunctioning, delusional, synthetic? In his delusion of grandeur, seeing himself as superior to everybody else, he also sees himself as the creator of the xenomorph. The engineers created this “weapon” a long time ago, however, and the majority of them understood that it was wrong and wanted to “undo” it. Right?
I know we have covered this, partly, before, but what can we hope for in this, hopefully, final chapter connecting into Alien?
Words like "suggested" and "may allow" tell me it is not solidified.
For me this just confirms what's said in recent material (https://www.alienuniverse.com/davids-lab) and Novels (A:OotS/SoS/Bughunt/RW/A:C). Maybe also A:RoP, depends on how you connect the dots.
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@chli - This sounds really good!! My only wish is to somehow get 3 more movies instead of just one? HAHA!!
IMHO - I am looking forward to David having a serious reality-check once the 'Real' creators i.e. 'The Engineers' show up! Sir Ridley's suggestion that we will see a 'War of the Worlds' scenario is very appealing to me. What is best for the Big Chap? CHAOS!!!!
This is definitely not official official. I mean, we know Scott is back and that Logan has at least worked on (or is working on) drafts of a screenplay/story. It is also pretty much assumed Fassbender is returning and we know from Scott's comment that the Engineers may well return.
Hopefully they deliver on a wonderful, thought-provoking, horror-filled Alien, Engineer, David final adventure.
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I would rather see a movie about the Engineers and how they are connected to the Xeno and that it will be more about humans that AI. If they will write less about humans I hope that they will make the Engineers more interesting because I don't want a movie about AI, AC made that idea boring. Maybe it will be excusable if they kill David half into the movie or early in it.
Well in Prometheus, the Engineers were genetically human...
But they could change that so Shaw was wrong and that they are like 70% like us genetically. That would be a lot better.
That were the computers not Shaw, but that was already ret-con in AC, as David says somewhere (in Advent?) that he had the most success with Shaw's DNA when experimenting with the Goo, which does not makes much if you consider the engineers as genetically human.
Not much to update us from IMDB chli. Thank you for the topic.
I do like the Ridley Scott quotes on the sequel in the opener, below.
"a group of Engineers who had been absent from their home planet when David destroyed it will seek revenge on him"
I agree on the Engineers content Thoughts_Dreams and I expect a dramatic end for our vain synthetic David.
I wonder...will Walter eventually kill David?
Indeed IMDB seems to have changed the Title and now lacks any information on the Project.
What ever plans were in place as far as when Alien Covenant was released could well be changed by the time any project goes.. so the updated Synopsis of sorts "Film will cap his prequel series, leading directly into the events of Alien."
Gives nothing much away.. and we cant verify anything with IMDB, so we cant be sure if the 2 more Sequels is now just ONE movie.... But i think for Disney they would surely be looking at getting a ONE movie to connect to Alien.
And so we could see the Planned events for Ridley Scotts Alien Covenant Sequel, simply be By-Passed like the Planned Prometheus Sequel...
So while Alien Covenant just showed us arrive to David 10 years after Prometheus and not really cover in detail what happened... i feel the NEXT Alien Prequel could again By-Pass a majority of what the Alien Covenant Sequel would have done.
Especially how fans appeared to be upset at any prospect of a DAVID Part 2 with less Xenomorph.
I can see it now.... a future Synopsis
"The Crew of the USCSS Odysseus are on a journey to the Origae-6 Colony to deliver Supplies, unbeknown to them the missions true purpose reveals a terrible truth, and throws them head on into the aftermath of a unimaginable conflict"
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I could actually attempt to make a Prequel Broad Plot, Back Bones Draft....
My planned sequel Alien: Ascension would have taken place 2 years after David Arrives on Origae-6 but a actual literal direct Prequel to Alien and so sequel to Alien: Ascension would certainly deal with the after-math of the idea i had for a AC sequel.
So in effect by-passing a AC Pt2 and giving us a AC Pt3, much like how Alien Covenant was in effect Prometheus Pt 3.
I had planned to tackle the 3rd movie idea to connect a bit to RS and his War of the Worlds and so the USCSS Odysseus was a name i was pondering for a Mission to Origae-6 with a sinister agenda.
I would have introduced the Space Jockey touching upon the Giant/Cyclops Polyphemus and the act of his revenge.. i was thinking plays into the Space Jockey Fate.
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