Alien: Covenant doesn't even hit the big screen until May, but it sounds as though the script for the next installment of the iconic franchise is already done and ready to go.
According to a report published by the Sydney Morning Herald - brought to our attention by our friends over at AVP Galaxy - the script for the sequel is indeed finished and, if all goes according to plan, could begin filming very soon.
"You’ve got to assume to a certain extent success and from that you’d better be ready,” Ridley Scott says. “You don’t want a two-year gap. So I’ll be ready to go again next year."
Interestingly, AVP Galaxy points out that it isn't entirely clear what Scott means by "next year" as the report comes from a set visit that took place in 2016. So, should Alien: Covenant be a success at the box office, it's entirely possible that things will start moving ahead on the sequel at some point in 2017.
This is very encouraging news. By the time Alien: Covenant arrives in theatres, there will have been a five year gap between the release of Prometheus and it’s sequel. For a time, it seemed as though Fox and Ridley Scott were struggling with which direction they should take the next film in, but it looks as though Ridley Scott finally knows what path he is taking moving forward.
Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, and Callie Hernandez, Alien: Covenant arrives in theaters on May 19th.
Source: AVP Galaxy
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