Alien: Covenant Sequel Title Revealed By Ridley Scott
It's Alien: Awakening!
Alien: Covenant doesn't hit theaters for another two months, but director Ridley Scott has already stated that he is planning to shoot the follow-up soon. Now, the director has revealed that it will be called Alien: Awakening.
In a new interview with Fandango, Scott revealed that not only would Awakening be the title of the next film in the long-running sci-fi horror franchise, it might actually sit chronologically between 2012's Prometheus and Covenant.
"There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] Alien," he said. "It will go Prometheus, Awakening, Covenant. There will be more after this. If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more."
This follows Scott's earlier comments that he was keen to get going on the next movie. "You've got to assume, to a certain extent, success [for Alien: Covenant], and from that you'd better be ready," he said. "You don't want a two-year gap. So I'll be ready to go again next year."
"If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six," he added. "I'm not going to close it down again. No way."
Alien: Covenant arrives in theaters on May 19 in the US and May 12 in the UK. It stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, and Demian Bichir. An intense new trailer was released last month, which followed this special prologue. There was also a creepy new poster for the movie.