Back in September Ridley Scott revealed that he had plans for three Prometheus sequels, and now the filmmaker has reaffirmed that the upcoming Alien: Covenant will be followed by a further two movies during a press conference in Sydney, Australia (via The Hollywood Reporter).
“Its a very complex story,” states Scott. “Its an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus. Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in 1979 – I only did one as I don’t normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the 3 that followed that no-one asked the question ‘why the Alien, who made it and why?’ Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from.”
“So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when she replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces and we’ll kind of pick it up there and it will evolve,” he continues. “When that’s finished there’ll be another one and then another one which will gradually drive into the back entrance of the film in 1979. So in other words, why was this space jockey there and why did he have an Alien inside him? And those questions will be answered.”
Alien: Covenant is set for release on October 6th 2017 and will go into production this coming March.