So what really happened to Shaw? We’ll soon find out.
Originally announced as a sequel to Alien: Covenant, we’ve now learned that Alan Dean Foster’s upcoming Alien novel is actually a prequel to this year’s film. Now titled Alien: Covenant – Origins, the 304-page paperbook book will tell the full story of what happened between the events of Prometheus and Covenant.
Without spoiling anything for those who haven’t yet seen the film, Scott answered some of the major questions about the 10-year gap between the two movies; but as you might imagine, there’s a whole lot more to be told.
Alan Dean Foster, who has written many of the official Alien franchise novelizations (including the just-released paperback version of Alien: Covenant), had this to say about the original story he came up with for Alien: Covenant – Origins…
As for ALIEN:ORIGINS, the original novel that fits chronologically between PROMETHEUS and AC, in it I hope to have been able to have added a tiny bit to the canon. As always, I work as a combination author and fan, and I think (I hope) that comes through in the finished work.
Titan Book is releasing Alien: Covenant – Origins on September 26th.