‘Alien: Awakening’ May Be the Next Film in Ridley Scott’s Franchise

Alien Covenant Katherine Waterson
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Even though Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” is still a couple months away, the legendary director clearly has his eyes already set on the next film in the franchise.

In an interview with Fandango, it would appear as though the filmmaker accidentally revealed the title of the next installment in the “Alien” universe, slipping the name “Alien: Awakening” into a chronological list of the “Alien” prequel movies.


Alien Covenant Katherine Waterson

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“There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] ‘Alien,'” Scott said, making sense of where in the “Alien” world the films are placed. “It will go ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Awakening,’ ‘Covenant’ … fairly integral where this colonization ship is on the way.”

Whether or not Scott merely had a slight brain lapse remains to be seen, but in all likelihood, the title of the next “Alien” movie has just been annouced. Fox didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.


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If this is indeed the case, and “Alien: Awakening” will be set between the events of “Prometheus” and “Alien: Covenant,” then fans could be in for some brain melts while figuring out how to describe the film, as it would be a sequel to “Prometheus,” but also a prequel to “Covenant,” which were both themselves prequels to the original “Alien” series.

In terms of how “Alien: Covenant” will differ from its predecessors, Scott teased that the film will be both “gorier and smarter.”

“We raise some very interesting questions about the position and possibility of AI against human condition, and it crosses into the zone of apartheid — kind of like how Roy Batty was treated like a second-class citizen [in ‘Blade Runner’],” Scott said.

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  1. David Garrwin says:

    It is my view that Prometheus had a core really good science fiction with the advent of ” The Engineers”.
    But that is exactly what is being lost here, with the obsession in alien monsters tearing people apart.

    No doubt Ridley Scott is a master at his craft, but please can we get back to intelligent sci fi and away from this unnecessary preoccupation with horror ?

  2. Trey says:

    I like the way it’s going and David will get his so dont worry. I did like Shaw and I wish they could of used her more but looks like it’s davids story for a while. I like watching a bad ass that’s sexy like Shaw so they need to tighten up on that and I’m good. Its Ridleys story so he gets to do what he wants and it will turn out good, everyone come down about story having to be perfect. It’s just a movie

  3. Nick says:

    Prometheus was sci-fi genius. I hope to see Noomi Rapace again. The story must be continued.

  4. andi says:

    Covenant was “smarter” than Prometheus? Really? How so????

  5. lazynigsgetfreeshit says:

    I was very disappointed the way “Covenant” was set up. I did not like the order of events. Billy Crudup was miscast and was boring as the Captain. The only two good characters were Daniels and Tennesee. I thought Walter could habe been used better and more exciting. I would have liked to have seen a scene in the end where Daniels gets an SOS from Walter S they are lifting off. Walter tells Daniels that David is on the ship. It would have been great to see David get what was coming to him. Even if Daniels survived David could still have planted an Alien in Tennessee without Daniels knowing. I would have liked to have seen David frozen or locked up and Daniels flying away as the film ended. The film ended without the audience getting what they wanted the whole film and that was to see David get his.

  6. BallSack says:

    There is no “FRANCHISE” Ridley F’ed this all up with Prometheus it ties into nothing…it leads into nothing…he could have made this brilliant but instead F’ed it up because of his cult like attitude of believing there really are aliens….way to go Ridley…taking such a great creative original and F’ing it all up with your L Ron Hubbard crazy kookiness….these movies are all just Scott Delusions……..

  7. Hello- Noomi Repace is suppose to be the next Sigourney Weaver in all the Prometheus “Covenent” “Paradise” Trilogy. If she is not what is the point? Ridley Scott is a good storyteller and a great director, but without “David” and “Shaw” there is no point in making more Alien movies. Shelby

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