We previously reported here that an exciting new take on the Alien franchise, re-starring Sigourney Weaver and re-introducing a living Colonel Hicks, was being shelved by Fox for the time being so Ridley Scott could make a second plodding Prometheus movie. The latter is now titled “Alien: Covenant” and, reportedly, is going to solve the mystery of the Xenomorphs’ origin. In this reporter’s opinion this is a bad idea; not just the movie but the notion of destroying all mystery relating to the series’ title creature. Bad Scott!
What it means is that we won’t be getting Alien 5 until 2018 at the earliest. The website “Live For Film” got ahold of Weaver for a minute or so and asked her if the movie was going to be worth this long wait. Her response: “Well, I think it is.”
“Ridley asked Neill not to make our Alien ’til after ‘Prometheus 2.’,” Weaver said, recapping the situation. “He wanted his movie to shoot and be released first. But it’s an amazing script, and Neill [Blomkamp] and I are really excited about doing it. We’re doing other things until we can get going on that. I’d be really surprised if we didn’t do it, because it’s such a great script, and we love working together. So, it’s just going to take a little bit longer to get out to you, but it’ll be worth the wait.”