Date: 7th September 2020
Ridley Scott confirmed a new Alien film is in the works, though it will likely be a departure from Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.
Following Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, Scott has now helmed half of the six entries to date, and the 82 year-old no doubt feels some sense of ownership over the material, which would have sounded strange a decade ago when he showed absolutely no interest in ever returning to the fold. However, despite Covenant disappointing at the box office and Disney now in control of the rights following their takeover of Fox, the Gladiator director revealed in a recent interview that another new movie is in the works.
"That's in process. We went down a route to try and reinvent the wheel with Prometheus and Covenant. Whether or not we go directly back to that is doubtful because Prometheus woke it up very well. But you know, you're asking fundamental questions like, 'Has the Alien himself, the facehugger, the chestburster, have they all run out of steam? Do you have to rethink the whole bloody thing and simply use the word to franchise?' That's always the fundamental question."
While it looks like the story will be another prequel, it doesn't look like it will be along the same lines as Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, which will be good news for some fans, and bad news for others. Regardless, fans of the franchise will likely all be excited that another Alien Prequel is in the works, even though it might be a while before we all get to see it. Ridley Scott seems to be pretty excited about exploring another angle of the story.
Sigourney Weaver spoke about a possible Alien 5 earlier this summer. "I don't know. Ridley has gone in a different direction. Maybe Ripley has done her bit. She deserves a rest." the actress said.
Source: Press Release