Ridley Scott has given up on the idea of making even more Alien movies and he’s got a great idea for the next one, which will apparently involve even fewer aliens. Yay…
This declaration comes despite the fact Alien: Covenant stank up cinemas, earning a raft of bad reviews and performing badly at the box office.
He’s not given up on fleshing out the Alien universe though with another film focusing on…yep, you’ve guessed it, those sodding Engineers.
Not content with delivering two underwhelming prequels that have both done more harm than good to the overall franchise, Ridley wants more.
“We are [going to make another], we are,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
“I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff. People say, ‘You need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting,’ so I put a lot of that in Covenant and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that’s more interesting.”
Do those solutions involve lots of pale, tall blokes standing around looking blankly at each other before doing something most fans won’t realise is significant until they read about it online after watching the film? Probably.
Oh and don’t worry, because it sounds like Scott plans on continuing to focus on the AI element of Covenant and Prometheus.
“I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting,” he said, which is funny because there was very little “interesting” about the AI in Covenant.
So while this might be bad news for anyone with an affection for the original films, or anyone with an affection for quality sci-fi films, it’s all good news for Michael Fassbender.
Hands up who wants to see a trio of Fassbender robots engage in a flute-based three-way? One can blow while the other two do the fingering.