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Ridley Scott Teases Appearance of Ripley’s Mother in a Future ‘Alien’ Film

Early into production on Alien: Covenant, last June to be exact, it was reported that Katherine Waterston‘s Daniels had a secret connection to Ridley Scott‘s 1979 Alien. According to an insider, Daniels was to be the mother to Sigourney Weaver‘s Ellen Ripley.

As it turns out, the timeline worked:

Alien: Covenant takes place in 2103, 10 years after Prometheus (2093) and 19 years before Alien (2122),” Jon Squires explained. “Ellen Ripley was born in 2092, which would make her 11 years old at the time of the Alien: Covenant events.”

Even though Scott debunked the rumor, he did acknowledge that it was discussed internally: “No. That was probably way back when. ‘Should she be the daughter of Ripley?’ I said ‘no.’ She’s herself,” Scott said in an interview this past March.

This leads us to today, where an international blogger shared a short interview with Scott, who is now openly teasing the reveal of Ripley’s mother:

“Well we’re heading towards the back end of the first Alien, so that may be feasible, but… Ripley’s going to be somebody’s daughter, obviously, because you’re coming in from the back end, right? And you know, the time constraints between this film where we leave David going off tending for that colony. I think you’re probably two films out from even considering her, he’s going to go ‘oh no.'”

Let me decipher. Scott is saying that the tentatively titled Alien: Awakening, the follow-up to Alien: Covenant that could begin filming in early 2018, continues David’s story. At the end of Covenant, he heads off to a colonizing planet with a ship filled with human (hosts) and a pair of baby facehuggers. Scott is basically telling this reporter that the next film will focus on David and this colony which won’t be connected to Ripley or her mother. With that said, the following film could eventually bridge Alien and Ripley, potentially introducing her mother into the fold. Unless Ripley has always been a clone, the timeline suggests that she’s already been born and could be a teenager by the time Scott gets around to introducing her. It’s possible that someone already introduced could be her mother. And so begins years of speculating…

Fun fact: Alien: Isolation‘s protagonist was Amanda Ripley, who is none other than Ellen Ripley’s daughter (she was pictured as an old woman, played by Elizabeth Inglis, in the extended version of James Cameron’s Aliens). It will be fun to see universe continue to expand, especially if you’re a fan of Prometheus and Covenant as Squires and I are.

[H/T] AvP Galaxy



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COMMENTS

151 Comments
  • Sulphurdew

    On the bright side, we’re getting these hilarious Ridley Scott quotes.

  • Brando

    Get bent, Ridley.

    • Bullshit-Man

      You sir are a very, very brave man..
      I mean, if that’s really you in your profile pic…and your real name is Brando.
      Did you get early release from the secure unit?

  • Geoff Peterson

    Oh go home and be quiet, Mr. Scott

  • The_Gentleman

    No no no no no. I liked Prometheus. I liked Covenant. I like the prequel series so far. But tying Ripley into them is utterly stupid and creatively bankrupt. Stay the course. Everything doesn’t have to be interconnected.

    • Darkknight2149

      Exactly. Not every prequel needs a forced appearance of all of the original major characters or their parents. And yet, Hollywood keeps doing it.

  • James

    He just needs to I stop. Prometheus had issues but it was still good. Covenant was just a complete awful mess. Let it go and just let Blomkamp do his film already.

  • Tadeusz Lorenzo Potocki

    The guy couldn’t sell a toaster if his life depended on it. Ridlay really needs to read the DEATH OF A SALESMAN.

  • Poopispoopy

    He sounds like a lunatic. Someone at FOX tell him already that this film lost money and won’t have a sequel.

  • Darkknight2149

    Come on, Ridley. I enjoyed “Prometheus” and “Covenant”, but does every prequel need to feature an obligatory appearance of everyone’s parents? It almost always feels convenient and makes the universe feel smaller.

  • Darkknight2149

    I would prefer that we don’t get some ‘secret origin’ of the Nostromo crew, and that the Nostromo just be a random ship that Weyland-Yutani used, that was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Bart Crowe

    I might have shit on George Romero this past week but at least he never felt the need to make an origin movie on how the zombies came to be and for that I thank him. Ridley Scott for some reason wants to explain every minutia of the Alien verse which takes away from the impact of Alien and Aliens. FYI I don’t hate Prometheus or Covenant but they are deeply flawed movies I find entertaining despite their many problems.

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      Giving the Xenomorph an origin story really just goes against the entire point of the creature to begin with.

      Alien worked so well because it was intentionally bare and minimalist. The Xenomorph is the abstract embodiment of cosmic phobia. Hell, they just called the film Alien. Not attack of the Xenomorph, or any kind of elaborate name. Simply Alien because that was the point. When you attempt to explain it, you fuck it up because you ruin that concept.

      Maybe it would be more tolerable if the backstory was good but this whole thing is even worst when that origin is basically the worst case of daddy issues in the universe. So fucking stupid.

      • Bullshit-Man

        Try not to use the word ‘worst’ twice in one sentence…
        It just makes you sound like a complete twat.

  • marklola12 .

    I bet they wont even goahead with another movie since both his did not do well and are totally shit

    • Darkknight2149

      Although I liked both films, I’m starting to wonder if they might end up replacing Ridley Scott simply due to the “Covenant” box office and how divisive both films were.

      Right now, I have a theory that they might try to rebrand the series from “Alien” to “Aliens” (with the 1986 font), and make the Xenomorphs more like they were in the James Cameron film.

      Both “Prometheus” and “Covenant” were largely modeled after the 1979 “Alien”.

      http://www.superheromovies.net/img/p/7ieYQJv5JlMhY3CnoApBqe5UAI0.jpg

      • Zed

        if you play Colonial Marines, you’ll be attacked by wave upon wave of the ‘soldier’ aliens (from 2) and every so often, something lurking behind boxes and jumping out at you (1).
        I built up a whole convoluted structure where a hive will make a few ‘stalker’ aliens to scout out, but mostly will mass-produce the soldier types to overwhelm an area.

        The subtle differences in their behaviour would make both sub-species a pretty viable unit in the right situation…

        eeh. my 2 cents at least.

      • American Atheist

        Aliens the action film sucked compared to Alien the science fiction horror film.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Two movies into Scott’s prequel vision I find myself less and less intrigued with what’s going to happen moving forward. I couldn’t care less to know who Ripley’s mother is, and to know she’ll most likely be connected with the Xenos, thus implying that Ripley’s own Xeno saga was her pre-written destiny, is pretty lame. Regardless, I feel the next film should be the bridge into Alien and be done. At the rate Scott is going, future generations are gonna have to sit through four or five subpar films to get to the two really good ones if they want to see the whole timeline in sequence. Most won’t make it that far.

  • Zed

    It’s sad to say… but I have hated Prometheus since it’s release and Prometheus 2 didn’t do much to improve that… sorry, Covenant…
    I don’t get why Xenos need some DC-style ‘creation story’, or why we need to have god rammed down our throats like some unlucky choir boy!

    I can rant about these last two disappointments all night… All I want is another ALIEN Movie… not Prometheus. Not what looks like someone’s appalling fanfic made with a high budget!

    • Bullshit-Man

      Where you that ‘Unlucky Choir Boy’ by any chance?

  • Necro

    This shit is getting way to complex when it doesn’t have to be. Why all this stuff about her mom and daughter and the tie in with the films? Ridley just make an ‘Alien’ film please. Or are you out of ideas? That is if you can even make another film now. Fans are losing faith in you Ridley, if they haven’t lost it completely by now.

    • J Jett

      Necro, i agree 1000000000%.

      • Necro

        Thanks J! And I agree with your comment as well. You said either optimistic or delusional, I’m going with delusional. None of what he says or is planning on doing makes a lick of sense. Maybe they need to let Blomkamp make his film. At this rate he’s going to have to make 2-3 more films to even remotely level the story out or tie together. That’s if he even can, and if so, if he doesn’t go completely insane with all this overthought bullshit. Man I thought ‘Game of Thrones’ was complex. I’m gonna go back to a statement Ridley made about why he made ‘Prometheus’; he said “I thought the fans were getting tired of all the xenomorph stuff.” I don’t know everything, but I knew once I read that shit this franchise was in trouble.

        • Mehliens

          What does Blomkamp going to make better by directing another (highly nonsensical) Ripley film? Seriously that doesn’t compute at all. The only issue here is that we didn’t get a proper sequel to Prometheus and instead that soft reboot remix kinda sequel prequel thingy. Adding another Weaver vehicle won’t make any of that better but rather worse as the Alienverse is not shaking free trap of please those nagging idiot fans that are responsible for Covenant being such a departure and soft reboot.

          • Bullshit-Man

            At last…
            Some intelligent life.

      • Bullshit-Man

        Any more than 100% is just silly.

  • Tony Harley

    Poor Neil

  • Chance LeBoeuf

    Just let Alien die. Leave it alone Scott. LEAVE IT ALONE!

    • Bullshit-Man

      Drama Queen.

  • J Jett

    Scott’s saying there’s still going to be 2 more prequel films, after COVENANT’s underperforming(?) box office, seems either REALLY optimistic or really delusional.
    and for fuck’s sakes, DO NOT MAKE ANY CHARACTER EVEN REMOTELY RELATED TO RIPLEY!! i have never questioned Ridley’s mental competence/mental health but it really does seem like he’s starting to lose it a bit.

  • F. This

    FUCKING WHY?!?

    • Bullshit-Man

      42

  • Härra Pärnits

    nothing can save the franchise now

    • El_Fez

      Needs more Terminator!

  • SpacemanSpliffz

    i’ve noticed this mistake in multiple articles now, and have to point this out:

    the rumour is that daniels is ripley’s mother, the quote everybody says refutes that claim is ridley scott saying “should she be the DAUGHTER of ripley, i say no”

    it’s painfully clear that daniels is ripley’s mom, just as it was painfully clear that david wasn’t walter because he wasn’t healing the same way walter did.

  • Bloodkry

    It’s clearly evident that Ridley’s ego has gotten the better of him. I wish he let it go and stop ruining the Alien franchise even more than he already has.

    • Matthew Hutchinson

      Motherfucking Goddammit hell YES! And yeah, I’m gonna fuckin’ say it, I could not even give two shits about Alien OR Aliens at this point.

      Ridley, I’m flipping you off in 48 different languages.

      • Bullshit-Man

        Well! That’s very adult of you.
        Is it cold in your mother’s basement?

        • Matthew Hutchinson

          Cute. 😉

          Respectfully, I’m a 45-year old homeowner, so kindly step off.

          • Bullshit-Man

            I’m shocked.
            So, you must be american then..??

          • Matthew Hutchinson

            Yup. Born, raised, and currently reside in the Midwest. I’ve seen more movies in my life than I would ever want to try to begin counting, and I am really tired of Scott. I used to love the Alien universe, and this latest news has ripped every ounce of admiration and respect I had for his artistic genius to shreds.

          • Bullshit-Man

            You seem like a decent guy, sorry you feel so let down by the new Alien movies. Studio interference and Sir Scott getting into his ‘Senior’ years probably hasn’t helped, I myself find a lot to like in the last two movies.
            Different strokes…

          • Matthew Hutchinson

            Thank you, yes, different strokes indeed. Have a good weekend. 🙂

          • Bullshit-Man

            You too..
            Peace 🙂

  • Simon Allen

    I didn’t think I’d ever say this about the Alien franchise ……I just don’t fucking care anymore .

    • Bullshit-Man

      So why do you continue reading Alien movie related articles then?

      • Simon Allen

        Wisely chosen name .

        • Bullshit-Man

          It’s not my real name, it’s a name that was given to me for my efforts to uncover and expose bullshit in its many shapes and forms in this world.

          • J Jett

            🙂

          • Bullshit-Man

            Now listen here Joan Jett…
            My bullshit handle is working just fine.
            Have you checked yours lately??

          • Creepshow
          • Bullshit-Man

            Thanks CreepyPedo

          • Creepshow

            Ahahaha, you just admitted you gave yourself that name. Stop pretending you have freinds, Turd Boy.

          • Bullshit-Man

            And you would know a lot about ‘Turds’ CreepyPedo Boy….
            As you probably spend most of your time pushing them back in.
            Har Dee Har Har!

          • Creepshow

            Whoa, that joke slayed. You are one hardcore stool sample.

          • Bullshit-Man

            Whoa….steady on there CreepyPedo,
            You’re really hurting my feelings now with your savage name calling,
            What’s up chuck?…did your mamma not teach you any manners?
            And, what’s with the ‘stool’ fixation?

          • Creepshow

            “What’s up Chuck?”

            Oh man, you’re killing it! Did you learn that at summer camp?

          • Bullshit-Man

            Hmmmm….Summer Camp,
            I bet you love it there CreepyPedo,all those young people having fun in the sun.
            Really surprised that you didn’t mention Turds again.
            Well done!

          • Creepshow

            Slay, Turd Boy. Slay! Have a good day at camp.

          • Bullshit-Man

            It’s quite clear to me now that you are inflicted with mental retardation.
            This obsession you have with Turds is understandable now.
            Your parents must have have been devastated when the mental health care specialists broke the news to them.
            Your I.Q. is probably only in the double digits and you most likely find day to day living to be quite the struggle..
            Do your carers spoon feed you? Try not to dribble to much..ok. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/96bd398130b4af9f3cc26af408741f1c265b7795fa4e17671b430303682a51c1.jpg

          • Creepshow

            Try to make some friends today during badminton, Turdy.

          • Bullshit-Man

            Again with the ‘turds’…smh
            You take care now CreepyPedo..
            Don’t play with any sharp objects and try not to pull the wings off of too many flies.

          • Creepshow

            Will do. And hey, don’t forget to put on sunblock you chalky bastard.

          • Bullshit-Man

            My parents were married when I was concieved and I also have a lovely tan.
            Thank you and Gooooodnight.

          • augster3

            He thinks he’s such a smoothie.

          • Simon Allen

            Yeah keep telling yourself just that.

          • Bullshit-Man

            Thanks Simon Allen, I think I will.
            You have a good day now..and do try to avoid bullshitting in the future.
            You know it makes sense.

  • drew

    Would rather see a movie based in Alien: Isolation

    • Härra Pärnits

      i think that game with all its cutscenes was way better than ridley’s recent work

  • Vader the White

    Question: Why should Ripley have any connection to the xenos BEFORE Alien?

  • Ocelot006 .

    ‘Ridley Scott Teases That He Has Dementia’

    • Bullshit-Man

      Dementia isn’t a laughing matter.
      What’s With All The Capital Letters?

      • Ocelot006 .

        Because it’s an alternate headline. And if you don’t like comedy, perhaps leave the internet?

        • Bullshit-Man

          That was comedy?

          • James

            Was that not easily seen??

          • Ocelot006 .

            Considering you think a joke about dementia translates into saying that dementia is a joke, something tells me your sense of humor is quite off. Making a joke about something is not the same as saying that that actual something is a joke. Obviously we have an epidemic of people who see rape jokes and scream ‘rape is not a joke!!!’ No. Jokes are jokes

          • Bloodkry

            There’s an asshole born every minute.

          • Ocelot006 .

            And humorless cunts born every second.

          • Bullshit-Man

            What? Hahhahahhahha?
            Are you joking?
            You really are coming across as very stupid now Lancelot.

          • Ocelot006 .

            Am I joking about what? What do you disagree about how a joke works?

          • Bullshit-Man

            Here’s a good joke for ya…….
            “When you were born….the midwife slapped your father”.
            Hahahhahah! Get it?
            The Midwife Slapped Your Father…..
            She slapped him, instead of you, because you were so ugly…
            Get it?
            Ahhhhh! Never mind.

          • Ocelot006 .

            I think dementia has raped you.

          • Bullshit-Man

            I think your reply makes no sense whatsoever.

          • Ocelot006 .

            Well buddy when you have dementia, things tend to not make much sense.

          • Bullshit-Man

            I’m not your buddy…
            Let’s pretend for a second that I do suffer with dementia,
            Even were I inflicted with such a devastating, life shattering, brain wasting disease… I would still possess more intelligence and be capable of far more cohesive thoughts than you are currently able to produce with that useless jelly like substance that barely passes for a brain, fitting as tightly and restricted as it is in that pin headed, Zika skull of yours….. Buddy.

          • Ocelot006 .

            It certainly is a brain wasting disease as it appears you have wasted all of your brain. It is sad what has happened to you buddy. You can’t turn back from dementia. But there is still time to smash your internet router before it gets worse.

          • Bullshit-Man

            I am not your fucking buddy you gormless inbred chicken fucker, why don’t you do us all a favour and try putting a plastic bag over your head and then holding your breath for as long as possible.
            If this results in your ‘unfortunate’ early demise then at least one good thing can come from your short, useless and retarded life. Your brain can be removed, placed in a jar of formaldehyde and studied by esteemed medical professionals the world over….as an example of an adult (I use this term loosely) brain that has clearly never developed past the foetal stage and has never once been used.

          • Ocelot006 .

            Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you all a reasonable response to being offended by a joke. From my buddy the BS Man.

            Buddy, you may not want to produce spawn as they may inherit the dementia.

          • SpacemanSpliffz
  • Colin Christian

    He should have went with his instincts and made a sequel to Prometheus,I thought it was the best sequel to Alien,the only one with a sense of otherworldliness and awe,but he mistakenly assumed bugs in coridoors are better than solid characters.Apart from the actions of the biologist,I don’t see the hate for Prometheus,I thought it was amazing.

    • Derrick

      Agreed. Even if there were some weak characters in Prometheus, the people who complain about it probably enjoyed the new Spider-Man movie, in which every character seemed like a caricature.

  • llcc1103

    Lol ive been saying it for years. The original Alien is so atmospheric and creepy because of its mystery. Now all this backstory is diluting it. Just leave well enough a lone! Why does it all have to be connected, why couldnt Ripley and crew just stumble across some crazy violent alien? Now all this prometheus nonsense.

    • Alanmac

      I feel that way about The Grudge. Part 1 was scary mainly because of the noises the kid and woman ghosts made. But then when they explained those noises in part 2 it completely ruined them for me and so they had zero effect after.

      • Judge Satchmo

        The sequel to Insidious did that same thing as well.

    • chronikheckler

      This is what happens when the “powers-that-be” concluded that there was no going-forward with the franchise any longer and decided to go the ‘retro-route’ with prequels instead. Explaining EVERY LITTLE DETAIL and exposing light to EVERY SINGLE MYSTERY of the original ALIEN master-piece has left legions of fans with a bitter taste in their mouths and (for many) has tainted the original two iconic movies as a sad side-effect. While Alien:Resurrection and the two AvP flicks may have cheapened the franchise, it took the bad scripts, the horrible writing and Ridely Scott’s fading directorial abilities to leave this franchise a mere shadow of itself and currently on life-support… SAD! 🙁

  • Bullshit-Man

    So many opinions…
    So few brain cells.

    • J Jett

      yeah, you have barely what 2 brain cells left?

      • Bullshit-Man

        Naahh!!, more like 2 gazillion….ahuk ahukk huk!!

        • blackie_chan

          lol

  • umaneo

    I love Fassbender but why keep building stories around a robot that’s had a nervous breakdown?

    • James

      Because without him Ridley wouldn’t know what to do with his stories right now.

  • Judge Satchmo

    I feel like Ridley is just going down a checklist for success that he as written on a Red Robin’s napkin. ‘Ways to get people to buy tickets to these movies’
    1: Change the name back to Alien- check
    2: Throw some Xenomorphs in there- check, but no dice. Didn’t work.
    3: Shoehorn a Ripley character in there- pending social media reaction.
    4: Perhaps make Awakening a musical?- waiting to hear back from George Lucas.

    • Brando

      Yo dawg, I heard you like Ripleys and Xenomorphs…

    • Adam Clifton

      5: Step aside and let Neil Blomkamp do his Alien 5 movie… Pending

      • Judge Satchmo

        I think his assistant probably wrote step 5 for him. Let’s hope he doesn’t notice and just follows through with it.

  • F Buchan

    Why not just hand Ridley the masters of all the decent Alien films and give him some petrol and a match. While there are interesting ideas in Prometheus and Covenant, they are both so badly scripted as to be shameful. If they let him do another prequel, purely from a business view, they deserve the mess they get. I respect much of his work, but he long ago forgot the simplicity of Alien, which made it compelling, and substitution of pretentious hollow philosophical nonsense for story doesn’t pass muster.

    • Mehliens

      I hear you, but I think the simplicity of Alien is not really sustainable if you want to tell a bigger story. For me it was always the style and sound design of the original Alien that made it succeed in the first place. I think Ridley actually made the right choice to go after a more mythic and operatic feel for the Alienverse but should have never abandoned the original *feel*. I truly believe there was a real possibility of a totally cool new brad of cosmic horror to be made with Prometheus. The problem is just that Ridley hasn’t really figured out how to keep on that track and the tonality consistent in his films. Thats why many people feel they are all over the place because in a way they are. Prometheus was pretty much spot on and would have just needed less convoluted script to tell its story to succeed while Covenant suffers a lot from trying to be 3 films at once. Its just too jarring to watch even tho technically each taken individually makes sense. Consistent tonality is what keeps the prequels from clicking properly.

  • Werewolf

    The new Alien franchise films are like “New Coke”. Tastes like shit and doesn’t sell.

    The original formula will always be superior.

    • Mehliens

      The old franchise didn’t have a formula to begin with. It departed it right after Alien, unless you count female protagonist and evil robot then it still holds true for Alien Prometheus and Covenant at least. Furthermore Prometheus and Alien3 both beat Camerons Aliens easily even tho both are flawed. Aliens is just too retarded a film. At least Ridley tries to keep the tone a little more consistent… even tho its questionable if he succeeded in that.

  • moebius2249

    I don’t care anymore about what this guy is selling. All I want to hear is that he’s moving on from the franchise.

  • Anthony DeRouen

    Covenant was a laugher. I’ll put it right below Alien 3. Will skip the other prequels until they appear on Redbox.

    • MarsupialRebellion

      Alien 3 is fucking awesome, great storyline, terrific sets and atmosphere, second to Alien in the series where horror and cerebral scifi is concerned. If you haven’t seen it, or haven’t seen it in a while, I’d strongly suggest watching the Assembly Cut on the Anthology and Quadrilogy boxsets.

  • Gambit

    There doesn’t need to be any link to Ripley! Why are they even considering it??

    • moebius2249

      Because Ridley.

  • marklola12 .

    The issue with movies like this is that the original movies…or sometimes the first couple..depending on the series were fantastic because they were made at the right time in the right decade.

    A lot of movies like remakes or later sequels that are years and years after the first ones don’t work …other than being just badly made they simply cannot capture what made the originals fantastic and 9 times out of 10 I think that’s down to the decade they were made.

    Its why most movies fail when remade

    • MarsupialRebellion

      Agreed.

  • DJV1985

    I watched Alien: Covenant the other night and really enjoyed it. I enjoyed Prometheus as well but really liked how they seemed to have listened to the complaints (one of which was to make it closer to the original Alien universe) and so glad they brought back the horror feel to the film. I really hope a third one gets made and it does tie into the original.

    Side note: I’m not a fan of prequel films done decades after the film they are set before only because unless you aim to make the tech in the prequel film look close to the original film then it makes a little plot hole for me.

  • Natebest

    FUCK YOU RIDELY SCOTT! THAT IS ALL.

  • El_Fez

    No. No. Just no. Please stop.

  • WOLF

    I guess he can do what he wants, but I’m done with his story. I wouldn’t rent it either. Box office will be even less than the last.

  • Weresmurf

    Alien: Unwanted?

  • i.am.pain.®™

    wait- wut about ripley’s great great grandmother’s brother’s sister’s next-door neighbor’s mother?
    you know- the one that genetically designed and created the first engineer mother’s replicant!

  • Mark Hevingham

    Ridley Scott’s Alien:Bereft of Reason

  • RedNeoCon

    Alien 5 by Neil Blomkamp or we riot.

    • Mehliens

      I’m pretty sure the Ridley and Fox are trembling in fear

    • Matty Ice 2016

      They will make it ….Ripley , Hicks, Bishop…..I would pay to see that ….

  • GunsOfNavarone

    Ridley Scott is fucking this up monumentally. It reminds me of how George Lucas wouldn’t stop tinkering with the original Star Wars movies, even changing the order in which certain scenes took place. But if I can suggest something to Scott in the hopes he ever lands on this page, get rid of Katherine Waterston, she was seriously boring to watch.

    • Matty Ice 2016

      Agreed….And thankfully David tricked her and dispatched her in her sleep…Or ends up using her as a vessel for the eggs he smuggled on board She wont be back and neither will Scott, Thank you God !!!…She is a terrible actress…

      • GunsOfNavarone

        He seriously downgraded from Noomi Rapace to Katherine Waterston, I don’t know what the thinking behind that casting decision was. They’re poles apart. Even Sigourney Weaver who they loosely based Waterston’s character on… you’ve got Sigourney at one end of the spectrum and you’ve got Waterston’s limp acting at the complete opposite end.

  • jurgmandr

    yes covenant was pretty dumb at times, but I still enjoyed it more than prometheus.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Are you not fond of dementia jokes either? What a shame. You’re really missing out.

  • disqus_k39rnaVe8B

    You already killed your creation, Ridley. No one cares anymore.

  • MarsupialRebellion

    Here’s an idea – no more Ripley ANYTHING, EVER. Sincerely, do not turn this series into even more of a sideshow (even though I really enjoyed Prometheus, and liked Covenant somewhat, the third in the prequel trilogy – if Fox even produces one – better get the story cleared up, and well) by bringing fucking Ripley back into the picture. That includes not making the Blomkamp film, as I have no care to see a remake of Aliens. Ripley’s story was perfect, and ended perfectly with Alien 3.

    • Mehliens

      DIS

  • Pf Mahan

    I was not impressed with Covenant, it seemed like a combination of the other films, and the last 20 minutes was so predictable, I think Ridley lost his touch

  • Rick-Taylor

    The woman that played Ripley’s daughter in Aliens is actually Sigourney’s mother.

  • Scott Baiowulfgang Amadeus

    No one wants to see that. At this point I don’t even want to see another Scott directed Alien film. He’s gotten into George Lucas territory with this franchise. Let someone else handle it from now on, assumin he hasn’t run it into the ground with Covenant.

    • Matty Ice 2016

      He did…..

  • Matty Ice 2016

    Please go away Ridley ….You have done a wonderful job ruining what shred is left of this franchise…Grinding you muddy boots all over it … https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/43f62bf0b5cd9dd87e009d13eaac5db2e07770dc9c83fa9fb786ed96f23deab0.gif

  • felipevillanuevac

    The arrogance of Ridley Scott ruined the franchise, fortunately the box office punished him. I just hope a last Alien movie directed by him (with zero expectations) If there’s something left, the franchise can continue with another director.

    • Mehliens

      You have no idea what you are talking about. What arrogance do you mean exactly? The prequels are flawed but compared to Camerons retarded Aliens they could almost be considered masterpieces. At least the prequels try to be not just dumb action vehicles and have some interesting stuff in them even tho it does fall a bit flat. Aliens didn’t have an appealing story nor any single character that wasn’t totally one dimensional or annoying. So if Scotts ‘arrogance’ was to steer the boat back to something more worthwhile then I’d rather embrace it than to foam at the mouth with utter nonsense. The prequels sure have their issues but ‘arrogance’ wasn’t one of them.

      • felipevillanuevac

        Covenant was just an attempt to extend the franchise and make more money from it, all characters are stupid as hell and the story doesn’t move forward in any direction, there’s not a single answer but a lot of questions “Oh, lets keep the stupid audience wanting for more, they will pay the ticket, anyway” Guess what, it didn’t work. The final twist of the movie was just an insult to the intelligence of the audience. About that “deepness” of the movie, it’s nothing but pretencious bullshit.

        • Mehliens

          You are factually wrong on all accounts:
          1. First of all most films are made to make money from it. Welcome to capitalism where even art costs money. So how is that even an argument?
          2. While specifically Covenant didn’t have any interesting or intelligent characters apart from Walter and David it does move the plot forward, just not in the direction you hoped it would. And it did answer a few questions even tho it glossed over them in a nonchalant manner. If you missed that your intelligence can’t be very advanced either.
          3. While I’m not sure which answers you were missing out on, there were really just 2 questions unanswered in Prometheus.The first being if the engineers made us and why would they want us destroyed, and second being if David and Shaw are going to make it. Both got answered but glossed over and the other just metaphorically. If you missed those bits its your fault. Movies are not meant to spoon feed the audience.
          4. If anything Covenant was not being pure enough, it tried to be three movies at once and failed. The deepness of the film? You are confusing deepness with mythic / operatic, and thats not the same thing in art. Educate yourself.
          5. Only the cinematic illiterate are either insulted or taken off guard by the twist because that was not what it was about. The so called twist was telegraphed on PURPOSE (and so obviously), only stupid people like you wouldn’t have noticed. In all your incompetent rage you have missed the actual fun part of the ending which is simultaneously one of the most diabolic endings in all movie history, where the villain gets away with murdering 2000 colonists and using them as lab rats for experimentation with a grin on his face while listening to Wagner. If you didn’t think that was a ballsy ending, (you know one that is actually worth of the title HORROR), then I’m sorry for your inability to grasp such a thing.

          • felipevillanuevac

            Yeah, whatever it makes you feel good about it. I didn’t like it, you did, so congratulations.

          • Mehliens

            Nowhere did I express that I liked it. I was just setting your totally unfounded claims straight. You are free to hate the prequels but don’t make shit up that isn’t even remotely true or can you present the evidence? I think you have zero knowledge about what it takes to make a film or what it means to be a director not do you have any inside knowledge about Ridley Scott or his process.

          • felipevillanuevac

            You can’t let it go, right?

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