Ridley Scott Reveals that ‘Alien: Covenant’ Will Be Rated R

Ridley Scott Reveals that ‘Alien: Covenant’ Will Be Rated R
January 26 14:30 2016 Print This Article

The sequel to the prequel (that is, the follow-up to Prometheus, which served as a prequel to Alien…) is titled Alien: Covenant, and will be the next film in the franchise. The plan is to have two more to fill the gap between Prometheus and Alien.

Ridley Scott

A few weeks back, we learned the plot of Alien: Covenant, which finds the crew of the colony ship Covenant headed for a remote planet until they find a ‘paradise’ planet occupied solely by David (Michael Fassbender), the survivor of the Prometheus expedition. Now, Scott has revealed the MPAA rating he expects the film to receive.

Per AVP Galaxy, Scott shares that Alien: Covenant will be rated R. Or, in the director’s own words, “I’m going to do pretty hard R, pretty tough.” This continues a trend for the franchise where, besides AVP: Alien vs. Predator, every film has been rated R.

Ridley Scott

Scott revealed this fact and more about the film in an interview after winning a Golden Globe for The Martian. When asked about the franchise’s horror undertones, Scott shared this (and perhaps shedding light on what he means by ‘hard R’):

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