Will Alien: Covenant have a sequel? Juicy movie detail!

Alien: Covenant dir. Ridley Scott 2017

We've all been asking "will Alien: Covenant have a sequel?" for some time now, but we finally have an answer.

Will Alien: Covenant have a sequel? It's a great question, and one we've been asking for far too long. When Ridley Scott's Alien was released in 1979, audiences were left stunned and certain that a new horror phenomenon had been born. This certainly proved to be the case, and we've now had the Alien Quadrilogy, Alien vs. Predator spin-offs and much more. 

The most important entry into the series in recent memory, on the other hand, is Prometheus. Functioning as a prequel to the original movie, the 2012 production divided fans and general audiences alike. However, it still spawned a sequel.

Alien: Covenant was arguably far more satisfying and felt far more like an Alien movie than its predecessor. Nevertheless, the possibility of a sequel has been debated ever since its 2017 release. 

Ridley Scott attends the World Premiere of Ridley Scott attends the World Premiere of "Alien: Covenant" at Odeon Leicester Square on May 4, 2017 in London, England.

Will Alien: Covenant have a sequel?

Fortunately, the answer is a resounding yes!

As we've been celebrating Alien's fortieth anniversary, we've all been extra eager for new information; thanks to Variety, we have some. 

They revealed that a third prequel instalment is currently in the scripting phase, so it looks like can anticipate a conclusive chapter in a new, modern trilogy. 

Who will direct?

It's great to hear that the project is underway. Although, we all want to know whether it's Ridley Scott who will return to the director's chair. 

He helmed Alien, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, so it would be a no-brainer to have him come back and finish the job. Everyone appears to be in agreement on this, with the same source confirming that he's lined up to direct. 

 

Any other plans?

With an update on the scripting process, it's worth casting our minds further to ponder the future of the Alien franchise. There are so many avenues yet to explore, and considering Disney now owns the property, it would be wise to anticipate a little more than just one entry. 

During Scott's recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he began to elaborate on his plans for the series, saying that "we're looking where we're going to evolve.”

Now his return is confirmed, excitement is already in place. Considering the last two efforts were so different, there really is no telling what the third chapter could show us; yet, we wouldn't have it any other way. 

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