For those of you looking forward to the release of Alien: Covenant in May can also start thinking about a follow up to the highly-anticipated film. Acclaimed Ridley Scott appears to not want to slow down in the Alien franchise one bit. In fact, Scott is “ready to go again next year” with another Alien film, which would potentially be a direct sequel to Covenant.
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Scott expressed interest to quickly move forward on the untitled project.
You’ve got to assume to a certain extent [of] success and from that you’d better be ready. You don’t want a two-year gap. So I’ll be ready to go again next year.
Apparently, the next Alien sequel was written while Scott was filming Alien: Covenant to allow him to move forward on the next Alien film sooner rather than later. A sequel which could be targeted for 2018 based on Scott’s recent comment.
Alien: Covenant is the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus. The film drops in theaters on May 19th.