God bless Ridley Scott. While this year’s Alien: Covenant failed to make much of a mark at the box office, leaving the future of the franchise hanging in the balance, Scott has never wavered in his commitment to finishing what he started with Prometheus. Even today, knee deep in re-shooting All the Money in the World, he’s still talking Alien!
Speaking with EW, Scott teased what he hopes is next on his plate.
“We are [going to make another], we are,” Scott confidently told the outlet. “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.”
He continued, suggesting that the next film would be more about David than the Xenomorphs, “I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting.”
At the end of Alien: Covenant, David headed off to the planet known as Origae-6 with a couple Face Hugger embryos, presumably to start a new world he can be God of.