Saying Ridley Scott is excited for Alien: Covenant is an understatement. That's because, even with the movie still unreleased in theaters, the director has revealed that its sequel is ready.
Alien: Covenant is actually a follow-up to Prometheus, wherein both Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace will be reprising their roles, albeit the latter only has a minor role. In an interview with Sydney Morning Herald, Scott assured that this movie is the return of the franchise as seen in the original movie Alien.
For Scott, they have already laid some sort of foundation with Prometheus, which allowed them to not only start over, but also see that the audience has an appetite for alien beings and action. What they did differently was to raise the bar in that they are doing what is essentially the very basic of a B movie but "done in an A way with a marvelous cast and a fantastic creature."
This may also be the reason why Scott is adamant in ensuring that the franchise is continued. He vowed that he wasn't going to close it down. And to put that on point, he had already written the next installment even when filming for Alien: Covenant was still underway.
"You've got to assume to a certain extent success and from that you'd better be ready. You don't want a two-year gap. So I'll be ready to go again next year."
I guess we will be seeing quite a good pace of movie releases, at least for the Prometheus follow-ups. For now, let's all wait and hope that the success for Alien: Covenant becomes a reality when it hits theaters on May 18.
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