The filming of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 began in April in New Zealand, and it is exciting to know whether Alien: Covenant will leave a stronger impact on the audience than Prometheus in 2012.
According to Comic Book, the 20th Century Fox have decided to schedule the release date of the movie two months earlier than the original date. The studio initially intended to release the movie on October 6, 2017, but it was now moved to August 4, 2017.
According to Scott, Prometheus was merely a loose sequel to the Alien. However, there were still a number of unexplained occurrences in the movie, like the origin of the Xenomorphs or the Engineer on LV-426, the Movie Pilot reported.
As confirmed by Scott earlier, Michael Fassbender will once again be seen as David in the upcoming sequel. An official synopsis of the movie released by Fox read, “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David Fassbender, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.”
Noomi Rapace, however, will not be playing Elizabeth Shaw in Alien: Covenant, Scott also confirmed. The sequel will also introduce a new group of space travelers, he added.
“[They] are going to the planet of the Engineers and they are going to see what happened there. It was a disaster. And they will be in that alien craft that takes them there, but with a new group that’s incoming, a new group of travelers in the beginning of the first act,” the CheatSheet quoted the director a saying.
Scott also said that Prometheus will have several sequels and the Alien: Covenant is the first of those. Each of the sequels would carry the plot towards the 1979 movie, Alien.