But Scott hasn’t given up hope just yet. That’s the thing to question — who, why, and for what purpose is the next idea, I think.”
I have my doubts Disney – who now own the Alien franchise – will want to let Scott make another one of these prequels, but I’d be happy to be proven wrong. In 2012, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus hit theaters, where it was met with a mixed reaction. He also added that this third film would complete the prequel trilogy. But it’s good to know Scott still has the idea on his mind. Alien: Covenant, however, is a wonderful, misunderstood movie, with Scott blending the Alien mythos with gothic flourishes. However, that plan changed a little. What was the purpose of the vehicle and what was the purpose of the eggs? Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 by Chris Evangelista
Ridley Scott has helmed two prequels to his classic sci-fi horror film Alien – Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. That film seemed even more polarizing, and was considered a box office disappointment after grossing $240 million. While the film had its flaws, it managed to become a hit, grossing $403.4 million on a $120–130 million budget. On the commentary track for Covenant, Scott states that a sequel was being written, with Fassbender and his Covenant co-stars Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride returning. I think Prometheus is flawed, but it has its moments. Scott clearly had plans for more films – Covenant even ends on a cliffhanger, of sorts – but the lukewarm reaction seemed to put any future prequel sequels on pause. Speaking with the LA Times, the director said that he feels “there’s a lot of mileage in Alien,” adding:
“What I always thought when I was making the first one [was] why would a creature like this be made and why was it traveling in what I always thought was a kind of war-craft, which was carrying a cargo of these eggs. Those films have their fans (like me!), but they didn’t exactly blow up the box office. Prometheus was followed-up with Alien: Covenant in 2017. Several years have passed since then, and another film seems highly unlikely at this point. In the past, Scott revealed he wanted to make two more movies after Covenant, with the last movie leading directly into Alien. As a result, the fate of Scott’s proposed third Alien prequel remains in doubt, and that doubt has only increased since Disney picked up Alien franchise owner Fox. But Scott still wants to make another movie. But I’m all-in on whatever bold weirdness Scott wants to throw together, especially if he continues the story of Michael Fassbender’s deranged android David. It’s more in line with Frankenstein than it is an Alien movie – which is why I understand why some people don’t care for it.