Ridley Scott Talks Potential Alien: Covenant Sequel

The Sydney Mornning Herald recently posted a new set visit article for Alien: Covenant with an interesting note from Ridley Scott about the film’s sequel. Scott revealed that not only has the script been written, but it could also begin filming next year:

On the next Alien film: “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.”

On continuing the franchise: “If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six. I’m not going to close it down again. No way.”

On the familiar elements of Covenant: “What we did really well on Prometheus, considering that it was a ground zero idea that was starting all over again, was I discovered that people do have an appetite for the alien and what he means and his evolution – the egg, the facehugger, the chestburster as we call them. People still want to see it. So I return to a little bit of that but not wholeheartedly; there’s a lot in here which is new as well.”