14 Dec 2015 3:36 PM +00:00 UTC

Every Version of The Xenomorph Will Be in Alien: Covenant, Says Ridley Scott

Not a lot of fans seem to care about Ridley Scott's Prometheus nor are they excited about its sequels (or Pre-Alien prequels). Fans we're more hyped about Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 project, but too bad, that was cancelled, and that's probably because, Scott, who was originally going to produce that, wanted everyone's attention laser-focused on his own project, the new sequel to Prometheus and first of the trilogy, Alien: Covenant, and it sounds like he's bringing back the Xenomorphs earlier than expected.

Speaking to The Wrap, Scott reveals that different forms of the Xenomorph will return:

"We'll have them all. Egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy."
The official synopsis of the first film will somehow connect to Scott's 1979 sci-fi horror classic. Alien: Covenant centers on a new team of exploreres bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy.
"The crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition."

Scott went on to talk about the mysteries of the Xenomorphs:

"They're going to go to the planet where the engineers came from, and come across the evolving creature that they had made. Why did they make it? Why would they make such a terrifying beast? It felt bio-mechanoid, it felt like a weapon. And so the movie will explain that, and reintroduce the alien back into it."

It sounds like Scott got the whole origins story mapped out, and it would be exciting to see how the trilogy will connect to the 1979 film.

Alien: Covenant opens in theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.