Ridley Scott has a slightly different idea as to where the Alien movies should go now, following the underwhelming response to Alien: Covenant.
Had Alien: Covenant made a bigger box office splash than it ultimately did, then director Ridley Scott would by now have made one, if not two further prequels in the saga. But Covenant fell short of the box office tally of Prometheus, and wasn’t very warmly welcomed by fans of the series. And, of course, the ownership of the saga has changed since then, with Disney buying up 20th Century Fox.
Scott has recently been chatting to the Los Angeles Times, and he’s opened up again about the future of the franchise.
“I still think there’s a lot of mileage in Alien, but I think you’ll have to now re-evolve”, he admitted, suggesting that the current prequel path is done. Conversely, another prequel path may be opening.
“What I always thought when I was making it, the first one, why would a creature like this be made and why was it traveling in what I always thought was a kind of war-craft, which was carrying a cargo of these eggs”.
“What was the purpose of the vehicle and what was the purpose of the eggs? That’s the thing to question — who, why, and for what purpose is the next idea, I think”.
That said, there are no known plans for the Disney-owned Fox to make another Alien film as things stand. Things can change quickly of course, but this all feels like a case of don’t hold your breath…
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