“Alien” Future Uncertain But Scott Still Keen

Ridley Scott is standing by his firm belief that the “Alien” franchise could be every bit as big as rival and more mainstream sci-fi franchises like “Star Wars” and “Star Trek”. Speaking with the Toronto Sun this week during press rounds for “All the Money in the World,” he says:

“There’s no reason why ‘Alien’ should now not be on the same level for fans as ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars.’ So I think the next step as to where we go is, do we sustain the ‘Alien’ [series] with the evolution of the beast or do we reinvent something else? I think you need to have an evolution on this famous beast because he’s the best monster ever, really.”

He also spoke about the future of the franchise, especially in the wake of Disney owning Fox, saying the brand is too good to leave on the table and he’d love to continue:

“I would like to; they’re crazy if they don’t. David is a fantastic villain. I love what [Michael Fassbender] did in ‘Covenant.’ But it’s f—ing hard, dude. We lifted ‘Alien’ out of a ditch and made ‘Prometheus’.”

Chances of that though are slim and the comments come as a report on AVP Galaxy indicates the planned sequel to “Alien: Covenant” has been killed by Fox with a source saying pre-production slated to begin this month was cancelled back around mid-year and “a warehouse storage unit full of stuff was auctioned off a few months ago.”

Additionally, filmmaker Neill Blomkamp has posted two more pieces of concept art from his abandoned “Aliens” sequel which you can see below:

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