Alien: Covenant Prometheus Sequal

Alien: Covenant Prometheus Sequal
January 09 21:00 2016 Print This Article

We already knowed that Prometheus (2012) will have a sequel when we saw Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David (Michael Fassbender) leaving LV-223 at the end of the movie. Ridley Scott announced a few months after the release of Prometheus that he will make a sequel.

Ridley Scott

On the web, the name for the sequel was Prometheus 2. Then Ridley Scott had said that the name for the sequel is Alien: Paradise Lost. It seemed fair since there was a little confusion between Prometheus and the Alien movies. Not long after that he changed the name in Alien: Covenant and announced that he will make another two sequels besides Alien: Covenant. He said: “Alien: Covenant and the following two films will be origin stories, answering the very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who might have made it and where did it come from?”. So it will be a long journey until we will arrive on LV-426 from the first Alien movie. Why the name Covenant? Because Covenant is the spaceship that will carry the new crew to the planet on which Elizabeth Shaw and David presumably are. It is just like the Prometheus spaceship.

Twentieth Century Fox posted on IMDb the plot for the movie: “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.” The next thing that appears in our had right away is where is Elizabeth Shaw? Did she died? Did David killed her? What happened to her? Noomi Rapace’s name was nowhere to be found in the synopsis and cast listing, and indeed THR reports that Rapace “will only appear briefly” in the film despite the initial idea for Prometheus 2 being a road trip-type film with Rapace and Fassbender’s characters venturing to the home world of the Engineers. Does that mean we’re in for another Prometheus-type film that doesn’t delve into the Engineers’ origins, or has David in fact made it to their planet only to find it desolate?

Alien: Covenant

If it’s the former, I can imagine there being some frustration on the part of audiences, since that’s basically just a twist on the plot to Prometheus. Anyway we hope that Alien: Covenant will be at least as good as Prometheus or better. Production is set to begin in March and will last 16 weeks, with Scott saying it will be a mix of location and studio shoots with locations including “monumental forest and monumental rock and the rest will be in the studio with fairly formidable CGI.

Alien: Covenant will hit theaters on October 6, 2017.

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