Black Friday just got a little blacker for Neil Blomkamp. The man who was still holding out hope that he’d be making an Alien sequel sometime in the next decade just got a giant FU from Ridley Scott who just announced that there’s now three movies in line before him.
During a press conference in Australia, Scott, who is already in pre production on Alien: Covenant, had this to say about the franchise:
Alien: Covenant and the following two films will be origin stories, answering the “very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who might have made it and where did it come from?”
He also explained that the whole reason he came back for Prometheus was because of his frustration over all of the Alien sequels and what he now plans to do moving forward.
“Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in 1979 – I only did one as I don’t normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the 3 that followed that no-one asked the question ‘why the Alien, who made it and why?’ Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from.”
“So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when he replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces and we’ll kind of pick it up there and it will evolve. When that’s finished there’ll be another one and then another one which will gradually drive into the back entrance of the film in 1979,”
Alien: Covenant opens in theaters on October 6, 2017