Blade Runner 2049 cityscape

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • An Alien: Covenant VR experience lets you be birthed as a neomorph
  • Dave Bautista says Blade Runner 2049 will be “better than the first film”
  • Adam Scott doesn’t seem thrilled about the idea of more Big Little Lies
  • Tom Cruise films a motorcycle chase for Mission: Impossible 6
  • and more!

AC In Utero

If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be born as a terrifying neomorph from Alien: Covenant – and really, who hasn’t? – you’ll have your chance thanks to a weird new VR experience called Alien: Covenant in Utero. It’s a “360-degree virtual reality journey into a living nightmare that offers a terrifyingly close and personal encounter as an alien Neomorph at the time of its birth. Fans will be able to experience the world around them and relive the very first memories of the Neomorph in an immersive environment.”

The experience will be touring around to various Regal Cinemas theaters across the country for the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled next time you visit your multiplex if that sounds interesting to you.

Alien Covenant - Jussie Smollett and Ridley Scott (BTS)

With Alien: Covenant coming out this month, director Ridley Scott spoke with EW about the future of the Alien franchise. “It’s easier to make people smile and laugh. To really scare the living daylights out of somebody is getting almost impossible,” he said. Sounds like a potential return to form is in the works for the long-running sci-fi franchise. Covenant definitely has a handful of intense moments, but for some, the scariest aspect of it may be its similarities to Prometheus.

Adam Scott ACOD

Moving from one Scott to another, Big Little Lies actor Adam Scott essentially told the L.A. Times that he wasn’t crazy about the idea of there being a possible sequel to the popular limited event series.

“A lot was left unsaid,” Scott notes. “But there’s also something great about that being the end as well. It’s a terrific ending.… I think it’s cool to end on such an ambiguous note.”

You can read all about a potential second season right here.

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Blade Runner 2049 actor Dave Bautista has a hot take on the movie that might read as borderline blasphemous to those of you who put the original Blade Runner on a pedestal:

“I think it’s going to be – and this is hard to say because I know I’m going to get some grief for this – I think it’s going to be better than the first film. And I’m saying that because I think the script is better, it’s deeper. I think it’s a better story, I think it’s told in a better way, and I think it just answers a lot of questions. It’s going to be great.”

I’m not sure if I believe him, but the new trailer proves that either way, we’re in for something gorgeous.

I was thinking that “Old Forester Statesman” might be Jeff Bridges’ character’s name in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but it turns out it’s just the name of a bourbon that’s being used as a tie-in product for the movie. I know this is pure advertising, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t working. Excuse me for a second while I go pour myself a finger or two…

OK, I’m back. This video of megastar Tom Cruise on the set of the still-untitled Mission: Impossible 6 (via Collider) is a perfect encapsulation of what it’s like to be on a film set: a ton of standing around and waiting for something to happen, punctuated by a couple of ever-too-brief moments of action. Looks like old Ethan Hunt can still ride a motorcycle with the best of ’em, though.

Want to visit Chris Pratt on the Hawaiian set of Jurassic World 2? The actor reveals the deets of how you can win a charity contest in his Facebook video above.

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