Posted on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Not too long ago we learned that the official title for Prometheus 2 would be Alien: Covenant, with the story making a direct connection to director Ridley Scott‘s 1979 classic sci-fi horror Alien. The sequel will follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovering what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
And now we have some details on what kind of aliens we can expect to eat up the new crew on this presumably doomed expedition, and fans of the original franchise are going to be very happy.
Speaking with The Wrap, Ridley Scott revealed that he will be bringing back a few of the iconic creatures created by the late H.R. Giger. When asked about the kind of creatures in the movie this time, Scott said:
“We’ll have them all. Egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy.”
Prometheus gave us some manufactured eggs featuring a new kind of slithering creature, not to mention eventually a giant kind of face-hugger (or body-hugger), which wrapped itself around one of the Engineers and thus resulted in an early form of the xenomorph. But now the Alien Covenant creatures will be the favorite aliens of the franchise. Hopefully it won’t be just as fan service though.
Scott also went on to reveal a bit more about the story for Alien: Covenant by revealing:
“They’re going to go to the planet where the engineers came from and come across the evolving creature that they had made. Why did they make it? Why would they make such a terrifying beast? It felt bio-mechanoid, it felt like a weapon. And so the movie will explain that, and reintroduce the alien back into it.”
But keep in mind that Scott also recently revealed that Alien: Covenant is meant to be the first in a new trilogy, so we may not get all the answers we want in this first movie. As Scott previously said:
“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. So in other words, why was this space jockey there and why did he have an Alien inside him? And those questions will be answered.”
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