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Alien: Covenant sequel trailer December 25, 2017?

Alien: Covenant sequel trailer December 25, 2017?

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PraetorianMember3422 XPDec-03-2017 6:20 PM

New trailer?

Last year at this time, many of us were hyperventilating in anticipation to the rumored trailer for the Alien: Covenant release on December 25, 2016. Ridley Scott, months ago, mentioned he had new information on the Alien: Covenant follow-up coming in two weeks...with no follow-up.

Is he speaking of a new trailer that may be released on December 25, 2017?

Below from Scified news, Ridley Scott answers questions regarding the Alien: Covenant sequel.

Again, the "reshoots" were done the the same area where events took place in the Alien: Covenant Origins novel and Scott could have easily filmed scenes included in the novel that included all of the Covenant cast on site in the Spring and Fall of 2016.

Ridley Scott's old news quotes on the subject:

“You’ve got to assume to a certain extent success and from that you’d better be ready,” Scott said. “You don’t want a two-year gap. So I’ll be ready to go again next year.” (source)

“We're writing [a sequel] now, as we speak,” Scott said. “I'll be filming that within 14 months.” (source)

Please Ridley Scott, give us the trailer we are waiting for. 

P.S. Those unsatisfied with the "in the midst of things" approach of Alien: Covenant want to see this trailer too. They secretly love the AI angle and are fake pouting in calling for a 3 hour repetitive reel of xenomorph teeth close-ups with character development comparative to Charlton Heston's Moses.
15 Responses to Alien: Covenant sequel trailer December 25, 2017?

Timmy the ultramorph

ChestbursterMember559 XPDec-03-2017 7:29 PM

if true thats extremly exiting news! its possible that the she won't go quietly and lunar audi quatro cluip were not deleted scenes but actually scens from the next film akekening.

food ain't that bad! - Parker


PraetorianModerator2414 XPDec-04-2017 12:57 AM


XenomorphMember1305 XPDec-04-2017 3:00 AM

Ridley Scott is busy now with All the money in the world + Fox might be sold to Disney so probably the next film of the franchise is suspended for now. At least if the fans were enthusiastic about Ridley Scott's intentions for the next one. But no, I don't remember reading too many positive posts about it on this forum, on the contrary. 

I don't believe we will get even a few second teaser this year.

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"


XenomorphMember1305 XPDec-04-2017 3:07 AM

And since Disney removed the xenomorph from Disneyland in Orlando it may be that they don't consider it a good investment. 

I am kind of pessimistic about the future of the franchise now.


"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"


PraetorianMember3378 XPDec-04-2017 7:41 AM


That would be great, of course, but we should consider the fact that December will be invaded by Star Wars 8. And I agree with daliens about the hatred against Covenant, Ridley is busy, there are rumours about selling 21st C Fox, etc. - these things suggest that we won't hear about the future of the AU until summer.


PraetorianMember3422 XPDec-04-2017 9:27 AM

I admit there very little to support this daliens and Ati.

How I came to expect this very small chance is the portion that Fassbender would have been needed to film the sequel would have easily been done in 2016. It was moments in the Alien: Covenant Origins novelization that Walter was around the Covenant crew on the Covenant ship. 

Lope and Rosenthal tore around London in the prequel novelization and a great portion of the sequence on the ship was in the terraforming bay. This also could have been filmed in 2016. All cuts that could sum up to a trailer (piss poor small chance). Anything related to Alien: Awakening would have been held back Timmy the ultramorph if they filmed it in 2016.

Regarding my mention above on the AI angle critics. Please criticize and enjoy the welcome freedom to do that here. I do not use emoticons, I welcome any criticism on the movies or whatever. Sincerely. Have a great, respectful time doing it.

I'm all for character development and if it is at least half as good as Alien 3 and I would be more than satisfied. I think we can have it with Lope and Rosenthal and later on much more with Captain Branson and why the company might have edited his lifespan upon receiving the review from the reps on the Covenant during the incident.

What I enjoy about the AI angle is that there, to me, seems no other way to reach the stars but to push most management of technology into AI's hands. During sleep, humans are totally dependent on AI and AI will hand us corn bread when we wake. This dependance on AI has it's costs that are borne at the behest of Special Orders written by evil humans trying to extend their own life or gain power with weapons beyond comprehension.

So, AI is there opposed to live crew maintaining the minutia of all technical processes. This use of AI will ensure that the humans can travel to the most distant of worlds to be liquefied in the most horrendous of ways. AI most definitely saw the benefits of gaining power through the pathogen/black goo/ancient AI and unleashed it on the Covenant crew and the occupants of Planet 4.

The ball kept bouncing. Peter Weyland equipped David with special purpose and AI took full advantage of the resources available. It will rain xenomorphs somewhere.


DeaconMember10416 XPDec-04-2017 5:50 PM

Quite a bit has seemed to change a bit from RS last two interviews, it would appear the Fall-Out from Alien Covenant has left RS/FOX having to think what let AC down.  I would say they had plans to get another movie worked on ASP, but maybe the Negative Reception for AC has led them to have to reconsider things.

I cant see a Trailer this December, but i would not rule one out next December, if not a teaser as i would assume FOX would be wanting to release the next movie in 2019.

As far as Plot, i dont think it will cover anything set prior to the end of Alien Covenant, maybe just a few flash backs or dialect by David to explain things, but i dont think the movie will cover much of past events. I would assume it would mainly cover events set Months/Years after the Covenant Finally reaches Origae-6


Indeed i think it would be interesting to get a definite departure date of the Covenant, we know its 7.5 years from Origae-6 when it arrives near Planet 4, i thought the movie mentioned about Re-Charge every 18 months? or 16 Months?

I will have to watch the movie for a 4th time.

If we go for the Recharge Cycle being every 9 Months that would mean Planet 4 is actually not far away at all.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


TrilobiteMember8212 XPDec-04-2017 6:08 PM

Whatever the case, they should go lighter on trailers and teasers. They only built up expectations many felt were unmet.

Timmy the ultramorph

ChestbursterMember559 XPDec-04-2017 7:13 PM

dk: totally agree.espeicially revealing almost every single shot of the xenomorph in the trailers they also ruined what could have bean a great surprise. the backburster. if it wern't shown in the trailer everyone would be expecting a chestburster. then they would be shocked to see it come out of his back. instead not only were we informed of the backburster, most of us could tell exactly when it would happen almost 5 minuted in advance.

food ain't that bad! - Parker

I Moon Girl

ChestbursterMember611 XPDec-04-2017 8:25 PM


"If we go for the Recharge Cycle being every 9 Months that would mean Planet 4 is actually not far away at all."

We are talking the almighty Weyland-Yutani here and Yutani is investing himself FULLY into the Covenant mission.  Nothing is going to stop him.  He bred himself that way.  I would say that the Covenant ship is equipped to travel SUPER fast and straight.  There is not much need for handling if the mission was departed at the correct time and directed at the right area.  If there is any need to alter course, MOTHER could change the course by an eighth of a degree for over 10 lightyears to move back on course.  So, there is no need for anywhere near great handling.  I would assume that the Covenant ship has the fastest engine possible for a space ship at the date of departure.  Why wouldn't they plan for upgrades as the ship was being built.  Basically, build an engine that you KNOW you are going to expand and make bigger as technology improves over the long time span needed to create the massive ship that the Covenant is.  Plus, who knows how much room that engine takes up or what kind of engine it is.  This engine could be HUGE!!! With the Weyland-Yutani, I'm sure they got there engines as a well kept, family-like secret.  The same goes for any other company in the world of Alien: Covenant too.

There's not much need to travel fast when going short distances because you also got to slow down to land.  With the Covenant, it's going a LONG distance, so it has the room to get up to some pretty high speeds.

This makes me think of the Nostromo too.  I wonder what the engine is like on the Nostromo hauling a refinery behind it.  It probably is loaded up with torque to get the start on tugging that beast behind it.  The Nostromo doesn't need a fast engine since it can just refine the ores behind it.  The Covenant needs a fast engine because the whole point of the mission is to get to Origae-6.  Everything along the way to there is just wasting time.  The sooner the colonist get on the planet, the sooner the purpose can start.  Still, I'm sure there is a balance of economics in deciding how fast is economical.  With regards to the Nostromo, I don't know how far that is from Earth.  I guess I could look it up, but I'm not going to spend the time.  Hopefully someone can chime in here with the answer because that could help (or hurt) what I am saying here.

To me, we can't compare the Covenant to other space ships because the Covenant is designed for a different mission.  Plus, the Covenant is funded by Weyland-Yutani.  We're talking the highest of tech partnered with the deepest pockets.

This topic on the Covenant spaceship specifications, to me, can get pretty deep and I'm just hitting some of the main points that I briefly thought of.

Still, what may seem like months to us which then makes us rightly think of short distances then may turn out to actually have been many lightyears traveled at ridiculous speeds beyond what we know in any of the Alien franchise.

Yes, this isn't a well thought out purposal (with reference to the distances traveled by the Nostromo for comparison to the Covenant), but I'm excited to here what other people have to say.  Nostromo travelling distances could greatly help or hurt this purposal of what the Covenant can do with regards to speed.

I Moon Girl

ChestbursterMember611 XPDec-04-2017 8:36 PM


nice research into travel times!

dk said, "Whatever the case, they should go lighter on trailers and teasers. They only built up expectations many felt were unmet."

I agree.  Ridley needs to keep expectations in check.  In all honestly, I think he just needs to keep his mouth shut and that needs to reflect in the trailers as well.  He just needs to say when he KNOWS the movie is coming out and commit himself to meeting that date.  I don't want a year delay like what happened for Alien: Covenant.  Hopes went up, then get let down.  This was even before trailers were released!  Keep your mouth shut Ridley.  Stop spoiling it!  Let the movie speak for itself when it's released.  I don't care what it's about; well, at least nothing more than a paragraph synopsis like Alien: Covenant had a long time ago.

I loved Alien: Covenant's synopsis.  It went something like this, "People land on a planet that is paradise and find David as the only inhabitant."

My imagination went wild and I really LOVED the idea.  That's all I need.  That and trailers that keep there mouth shut, yet get the general public interested.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPDec-04-2017 8:58 PM

 It will be said that we can choose not to watch trailers but most of us including myself simply cannot resist, especially on this forum where everyone else is talking about it!


XenomorphMember1305 XPDec-04-2017 11:52 PM

I'm sure I'll read and watch everything about the next film as long as Ridley Scott is at the helm. Not afraid of spoilers. 

I would have liked that Ridley left other projects aside and focus on the next alien film. I wouldn't want to wait another two years.

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"


DeaconMember10416 XPDec-05-2017 9:30 AM

@I Moon Girl

Indeed i meant that Planet 4 would not be too far in regards to the future of the Franchise, as we see a Evolution of Ships Technology as far as the Speeds they can Travel..   Its certain that the Covenant was a MASSIVE Mission for the Company, this Ship was not Cheap, those Engines are MASSIVE

Its a case of finding out WHEN the Covenant Ship left, as far as what year, the hints would have to indicate (if the Novel is to be taken as Canon for information) that the Covenant Ship suffered the Neutrino Burst during its FIRST Recharge Cycle.  Which would then mean that  Origae-6 is actually 8X Further than Planet 4

And so the point i was making is in terms of the Explored Galaxy within the Franchise this location is very close compared to the potential for Space Travel the Company could explore.  But a thing to remember is that Space is So Huge...   like a Ocean and finding a Missing Item at see,  having the ability to Travel from Europe to USA in 8-10 hours does not mean that every inch of the Sea Between can be covered easy if something went missing.

The Nostromo was refitted with improved Engines that allowed it to Travel the 39.7LY within 10 Months, and so the Nostromo has a Speed of about 47X the Speed of Light, the Prometheus however has a speed of 19X the Speed of Light.

We dont know how fast the Covenant is simply because we would need to know the LY Distance of Planet 4 or Origae-6 and the Departure Date of the Covenant, so indeed its a good point you raise regarding not knowing how FAST the Covenant is and thus not knowing how far Planet 4 is.

But when we consider in the year 2179 the Sulaco reached LV-426 in 3 weeks which gives it a Speed of about 670X the Speed of Light, i think Planet 4 would be very close for such Technology at that time (2179)

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

I Moon Girl

ChestbursterMember611 XPDec-05-2017 7:27 PM


Thanks for sharing ship speeds.  Very interesting!

BigDave said, "i think Planet 4 would be very close for such Technology at that time (2179)"

I'm not trying to be rude, and this question could be from the head having a hard time to grasp something new at some times, but why do you think that? 

The Covenant mission was far more important to the funders than saving a few people off on some distant planet.  That is if there are any survivors and we found out that there was only one.  We all know that if there is business behind motives in the Alien universe, the company's turbo charger kicks in full blast.  Why couldn't Weyland-Yutani have engine designs kept secret?  These could be way ahead of their time.  It would make sense if they did because it monopolizes space exploration and travel which means they own big dollars.  Was the Sulaco owned by Weyland-Yutani?  If not and instead it was owned by the military, then I would say that engine isn't very good compared to Weyland-Yutani products. 

Prometheus: 2093

Alien: Covenant: 2104

Alien: 2122

Aliens: 2179

So, we're talking around 75 years here.  I can see your point.

Also, I would like to add that maybe technology production could plateau and create a dry spell.  Of course, that is just speculation.

Still, I see your point in spaceship speed technology in 2179 when generally speaking.

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