In the build up to the release of Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott revealed that he had plans for up to SIX more instalments in the sci-fi horror series, only for 20th Century Fox to apply the brakes when Covenant failed to perform at the box office.
Given the impending Disney acquisition of Fox, the future of the Alien franchise is up in the air at the moment, and while it’s looking increasingly unlikely that Scott will get to continue his Alien prequel story, Covenant actress Katherine Waterston has revealed to The Playlist that she’s ready to go on Alien: Awakening should she receive the call.
” I don’t live in Hollywood, and I’m always usually the last person to know even what’s going on in my own career,” states Waterston. “So, [I’m] probably not the best person to ask. But I did get some sense of where they thought they might like to take it when we were shooting Covenant, and it sounded really interesting. I would be absolutely game to do more if they wanted to have me. That’s all I know. I’m sure they’ve changed their minds anyway. And there’s been probably loads of different ideas going around and everything. But just in case I spoil something by talking about it, I wouldn’t dare.”
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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?).