Waterston Open To “Alien Covenant” Sequel

The future of the “Alien” film franchise is seemingly on ice as the Disney-Fox merger is still finalising itself, but the star of its most recent entry has expressed a desire to return.

Katherine Waterston, who played a major character in 2017’s “Alien: Covenant,” says she’s still up for the proposed “Alien: Awakening” which would finish off Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” trilogy. Speaking with The Playlist, she says:

” I don’t live in Hollywood, and I’m always usually the last person to know even what’s going on in my own career. So, [I’m] probably not the best person to ask. But I did get some sense of where they thought they might like to take it when we were shooting ‘Covenant,’ and it sounded really interesting. I would be absolutely game to do more if they wanted to have me. That’s all I know. I’m sure they’ve changed their minds anyway. And there’s been probably loads of different ideas going around and everything. But just in case I spoil something by talking about it, I wouldn’t dare.”

The character was last seen trapped in a stasis tube and looking likely to be impregnated with a xenomorph by the android David. “Alien: Covenant” notably underperformed at the box office, grossing just $240 million worldwide, and ‘Awakening’ doesn’t have a script with Scott’s attention elsewhere at present including a “Gladiator” sequel.