'Alien: Covenant' release date: Director Ridley Scott reveals two more sequels in the pipeline

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“Prometheus” director Ridley Scott recently revealed that he will be doing two more sequels following the upcoming “Prometheus” sequel “Alien: Covenant” before the storyline of his prequel trilogy meets the timeline of the original 1979 “Alien” film.

Scott touched on why he was making the sequels, and where the sequels will eventually lead. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Scott said that the prequel films aim to answer the set of “basic” questions that were left hanging from the original “Alien” films.

“It’s a very complex story. It’s an evolution of what I first did with ‘Prometheus 1,'” Scott said. “Prometheus 1 was born out of my frustration on ‘Alien 1’ in 1979I only did one as I don’t normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the three 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.”

With that, the director revealed that two new sequels will eventually follow the events of the upcoming “Alien: Covenant” that will ultimately lead fans and viewers back to the events of the 1979 “Alien” film.

“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 he replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces and we’ll kind of pick it up there and it will evolve. 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,” the director added.

Just like in the first prequel film, the new and finally official title for the sequel “Alien: Covenant” came from the ship that will be featured in the film.

The synopsis for “Alien: Covenant” reads, “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” opens Oct. 6, 2017.