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Ridley Scott Interested in More Alien Sequels After Alien: Covenant

In a conversation with Fandango, director Ridley Scott teased that more Alien films would follow his upcoming film Alien: Covenant (which is due out on May 19th. )

Scott confirmed that the sequel to Covenant is already written and titled (Alien: Awakening).  Scott also ambitiously stated that the series could extend to four films, confirming that ,”there will be more after this. I think that was the question. If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more.”

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New Movie Poster and Release Date Unveiled for Alien: Covenant

For fans of the Alien franchise eagerly anticipating another chapter in the futuristic saga, your wait time has just been reduced.  In addition to debuting a new movie poster featuring the iconic, shadowy image of a xenomorph, producers of Alien: Covenant announced on Wednesday that the film’s release date has been moved up three whole months.  The sequel to 2012’s Prometheus (and second prequel to the original lineage of films), Covenant is now set to hit theaters on May 19, 2017.

Moving the premiere up to that date will put Alien: Covenant in direct competition with the Warner Brothers’ horror film Annabelle 2, which is expected to draw large audiences to the theaters.  The newest Alien entry has several key factors in its favor, however.  The new poster, which was released for the first time in conjunction with the release date update, features the recognizable face of the alien creature itself amidst a dark and unsettling background.  Depicting the creature up front sets the upcoming film apart from its predecessor Prometheus, which took a more indirect approach in its link to the Alien franchise.  More importantly, legendary director Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1979 film as well as the 2012 prequel, returns to the big chair to helm Covenant.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Gets it’s Main Cast

‘Alien: Covenant,’ which starts production next month, is finishing up it’s main casting.   They have added  Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez to the cast, which already includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir and Danny McBride.

The details of the plot are still under wraps of Ridley Scott’s second film in his prequel trilogy to the ‘Alien’ series.   It is still not confirmed if Noomi Rapace will be returning to her original character from ‘Prometheus.’ At this point, only Fassbender has been confirmed to reprise his role.

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