In a interview with Fandango, Ridley Scott has revealed that the title of the next film in the ‘Alien’ franchise will be ‘Alien: Awakening‘, and it is set to take place in between ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Covenant’.
In this interview Scott said “There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] Alien” and continues to say “”It will go Prometheus, Awakening, Covenant.. fairly integral where this colonization ship is on the way….”
Scott has already let his plan be known to have 5 sequels to ‘Prometheus’ and it quoted as saying “If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more.”. Scott definitely sounds like he has plans for the franchise, but they all rely on how well ‘Covenant’ does. After ‘Prometheus’ received a very mixed reception from fans and critics alike, it’s no surprise that there is a lot of pressure on this latest instalment to prove there is still life in this franchise.
Alien: Covenant unleashes in UK theatres May 12th this year.