Alien: Covenant opens in North America on May 19th, and Ridley Scott is already planning the next step for the franchise. The 79-year old director will shoot the Alien: Covenant sequel within the next 14 months, however it sounds as though he may not be planning on as many sequels as originally intended. Previously, Ridley Scott had hinted that he was going to make an additional four movies within the Alien Universe, however, while speaking with Yahoo! Movies, the director seemed to cut that number in half.
When asked if the upcoming sequel, rumored to be entitled Alien: Awakening, would finish off the prequel series begun back in 2012 with Prometheus, Scott replied: "I don’t know. [I’ll make] maybe two more [films], or maybe one more, I don’t know."
So, it sounds as though the final number has yet to be decided on despite past comments.
Scott also took time to address the mixed reaction from fans regarding Prometheus.
"The fans, in a funny kind of way – they’re not the final word – but they are the reflection of your doubts about something, and then you realize ‘I was wrong’ or ‘I was right’. I think that’s where it comes in. I think you’re not sensible if you don’t actually take [the fans’ reaction] into account."
Wise words indeed!
Alien: Covenant opens in North American theaters on May 19th.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
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