Filmmaker Ridley Scott is at it again. After seemingly promising six overall films set in the universe before events in “Alien,” he seemed to recant that idea suggesting that a direct sequel to “Prometheus” and this year’s “Alien: Covenant” would be the final of the prequels.
Now he’s extending out the line again with a suggestion of multiple follow-ups to ‘Covenant’. Instagram user Luis Nostromo has posted a segment on Instagram of a Q&A conducted with Scott and actor Michael Fassbender in which Scott was asked about the possibility of Ellen Ripley being worked back into the “Alien” franchise. Scott responded:
“We’re heading toward the back end of the first Alien so [using CG] may be feasible. I don’t think it’ll… but Ripley’s going to be somebody’s daughter. Obviously. We’re coming in from the back end. The time constraints, of what’s the time between this film, where we leave David going off heading for that colony, I think you’re probably two films out from even considering her.”
Scott seems quite confident there will be more “Alien” films, even as “Alien: Covenant” looks like it will finish its international run under or close to $300 million – over $100 million less than “Prometheus” and overall break even. Whether Scott will get the chance seems fairly uncertain at this point.