Everything We Know About The Alien Covenant Sequel
After the Prometheus follow-up Alien: Covenant was released in 2017, rumors regarding another sequel began circulating online. Despite whispers of cancellation, there is still a glimmer of hope for Ridley Scott's next outing in the universe he helped create four decades ago.
In 2012, Prometheus was released to decent reviews and was a modest financial success, accumulating $403 million worldwide. In the film, a team of scientists and archaeologists venture off to a distant moon found in ancient star maps. The expedition, which aims to find out more about the "Engineers" who came from the stars to create humanity, is met with strange horrors that change the nature of their mission from discovery to survival.
Five years later, Ridley Scott would return to direct Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus, in which a ship of interstellar colonists makes a detour to a planet that they speculate has a more hospitable environment than their original destination. Of course, this haven is not what it appears, and the colonists find themselves in the realm of the ever-evolving Xenomorphs.
While Prometheus did well both critically and financially, Alien: Covenant did not. Mixed reviews illustrated Covenant's inability to pack as much of a punch as the previous entry in the franchise. Likewise, the box office numbers didn't wow 20th Century Fox, netting only $240 million worldwide. While the film wasn't without its supporters, it wasn't the kind of success that leaves studios salivating for another sequel.
Following Covenant's release, further developments regarding the future of the franchise were scarce, most likely because the film didn't perform nearly as well as Fox had hoped. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Covenant's ticket sales dropped 71 percent during its second weekend, and Fox reportedly stated that two further Alien sequels which had been on deck would have to be, quote, "reassessed."
Rumors began to circulate online about the cancellation of the Covenant sequel shortly after the movie hit theaters. Keep watching the video to see everything we know about the Alien: Covenant sequel.
The Alien prequels so far | 0:00
Sequel rumors swirl | 1:30
Post-Alien: Covenant plans | 2:30
The sequel already has a title | 3:38
The Alien: Covenant Blu-ray release | 4:38
Covenant cast is ready | 5:46
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