The lead actress in Alien: Covenant has said that she has “no idea” if a sequel will happen.
Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise is in an uncertain spot right now. Alien: Covenant didn’t perform as expected at the box office, leading to reports that the franchise might not be moving forward at all.
Scott has talked about his ideas for a sequel in the past and with Covenant ending on somewhat of a cliffhanger involving Michael Fassbender’s character, David, there certainly seems like a story to tell.
One person who you would imagine knowing a little something about the series’ future is the star of Alien: Covenant Katherine Waterston. However, the actress has revealed that she is in the dark regarding a sequel.
“I have no idea. I always feel as though the actors are the last to know,” the actress told Metro when asked about a potential sequel. “But I also feel as though I could have a great deal to do in that film, or just be rolled out in a body bag.
“I had heard some rumours about where it might go a long time ago that were really interesting to me and my character,” the actress revealed. “But I haven’t heard anything in ages.”
What do you think? Is there hope for another film in the Alien franchise or have we seen the last of the series for the time being?
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Alien: Covenant sees Ridley Scott reuniting with Prometheus star Michael Fassbender and new cast additions Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Billy Crudup (Watchmen), Jussie Smollett (Empire), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Benjamin Rigby (That’s Not Me), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills), Tess Haubrich (The Wolverine) and James Franco (Why Him?).