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Noomi Rapace Not Returning for ‘Alien: Covenant’?

Noomi Rapace Not Returning for ‘Alien: Covenant’?

This arrived from an official press release that came directly from 20th Century Fox. As you can see, only Michael Fassbender is confirmed to return, with no other cast members announced at this time. It was long believed that Alien: Covenant would pick up directly after Prometheus and follow Shaw and David as they made their way to the Engineer's homeland. That may no longer be the case.

Is this still part of the movie? Will it be told in the opening prologue? Or is Alien: Covenant kicking off with David living alone on this planet? It has been said in the past by the director that the movie will introduce the creators of the Xenomorphs at the center of the Alien franchise. Is David that creator? It has also been stated that Alien: Covenant will have a direct relation to Sigourney Weaver's iconic Ripley character. How that ties into the movie is not known at this point.

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‘Prometheus 2’ Gets Titled ‘Alien: Covenant’; Is Part of a Trilogy

‘Prometheus 2’ Gets Titled ‘Alien: Covenant’; Is Part of a Trilogy

20th Century Fox has announced Ridley Scott's return to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant. This will be the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus. It will connect directly to Scott's 1979 seminal work of science fiction. The studio has released the official title treatment, which gives us our first look at the new logo.

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 it actually turns out to be a dark, dangerous world. And the sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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Did ‘Prometheus 2’ Get Retitled ‘Alien: Covenant’?

Did ‘Prometheus 2’ Get Retitled ‘Alien: Covenant’?

Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are reprising their roles as the android David and Elizabeth Shaw, but no other cast members have been confirmed. Ridley Scott is directing from a script by Jack Paglen, Michael Green and John Logan. Production is scheduled to begin in January 2016, so hopefully we'll learn more about the plot, and whether or not this is the final title, very soon. Do you think Alien: Paradise Lost or Alien: Covenant is a better title?

Alien: Covenant comes to theaters October 6th, 2017.

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‘Prometheus’ Sequels Will Reveal ‘Alien’ Creators Says Ridley Scott

‘Prometheus’ Sequels Will Reveal ‘Alien’ Creators Says Ridley Scott

Variety's report also revealed that the director is currently rewriting the script with a new writer, John Logan (Spectre, Skyfall). The script had previously been worked on by Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Untitled Blade Runner Project). John Logan has previously worked with Ridley Scott on his Oscar-winning epic Gladiator. What do you think about these new Alien: Paradise Lost details?

Alien: Covenant comes to theaters October 6th, 2017.

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Blomkamp's ‘Alien 5’ Put on Indefinite Hold for ‘Prometheus 2’

Blomkamp's ‘Alien 5’ Put on Indefinite Hold for ‘Prometheus 2’

Every studio is hurrying to create their own shared universe, which spans multiple sequels and spinoffs. 20th Century Fox is no different. They're currently in the midst of doing this with their Marvel properties, which include X-Men and Fantastic Four. And their hope was that the world of Alien could expand. But having two Alien movies going simultaneous has only proven to confound and confuse less savvy fans of the franchise. Alien: Paradise Lost will be Ridley Scott's next film, and while it is a direct sequel to 2012's Prometheus, it will also connect to the Alien mythology in ways the first movie failed to do.

Alien: Paradise Lost will shoot in Australia at the start of 2016. Ridley Scott is currently in preproduction on the sci-fi adventure that will continue Elizabeth Shaw and android David's trip to the engineers' home planet. There, they will encounter a new xenomorph monster and another group of space travelers. And the film is said to have connections to Sigourney Weaver's iconic Ripley character. Some even believe she may be born or introduced as a baby. Alien 5, on the other hand, is set to star Sigourney Weaver as Ripley and promises to bring back Michael Biehn as Hicks, with a storyline that takes place between Aliens and Alien 3.

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‘Prometheus 2’ Has New Explorers, Is Baby Ripley One of Them?

‘Prometheus 2’ Has New Explorers, Is Baby Ripley One of Them?

Unfortunately, Ridley Scott wouldn't divulge any details about these new characters. It's worth noting that the filmmaker teased last month that Alien: Paradise Lost will connect the original Prometheus to Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and the Xenomorphs from the original Alien. Could Ellen Ripley be one of these new passengers? Ellen Ripley was born in the year 2092 in Olympia, Luna. In 2122 she was employed as Warrant Officer for the Weyland-Yutani corporation and was third in command on the USCSS Nostromo. So, if you factor in the round trip, Alien supposedly takes place in about 2127. While Prometheus takes place in the year 2093. That would make her a newborn baby in the timeline of this sequel. Perhaps we will see her birth? It is speculated that these new explores might be part of a follow up mission from Weyland Corporation. Perhaps it's a military expedition. Or maybe it's another lost commercial freighter akin to the Nostromo? No one knows at this point.

Ridley Scott is directing from a screenplay by Jack Paglen and Michael Green, and the filmmaker also teased that this follow-up will feature a new alien creature. Do you think Ellen Ripley will be one of the new passengers in Alien: Paradise Lost? Or do you think we'll meet her parents? Anything is possible, and it could all be directly tied into director Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5.

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‘Alien: Paradise Lost’ Will Still Continue ‘Prometheus’ Story

‘Alien: Paradise Lost’ Will Still Continue ‘Prometheus’ Story

‘Prometheus’ director Ridley Scott reveals why the sequel's title was changed to ‘Alien: Paradise Lost’, and its connection to a literary classic.
Why Is ‘Prometheus 2’ Now Titled ‘Alien: Paradise Lost’?

Why Is ‘Prometheus 2’ Now Titled ‘Alien: Paradise Lost’?

Ridley Scott offers insight into why he's decided to title his ‘Prometheus’ sequel ‘Alien: Paradise Lost’.