Here we have the first still from Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. It's nothing too revealing, but it does give us a glimpse of the badge the crew of the Covenant will sport...
i know it's not much but it's pretty exciting to know there's a new movie in the series coming from ridley scott. i'd really like it if newt was back in some capacity and hicks as well. the concept image of newt is pretty cool but how do they explain her age in this one. in aliens, she was about 8yrs old and if memory serves, you don't age in hyper sleep. i was pretty intrigued by what the gu who did district 9 was proposing.
Did you not watch Alien 3?
Newt died in hypersleep.
my understanding is they're pretending that didn't happen
Alien 3 and Resurrection are now considered non-canon.
@dauntingpixel and coolbeans
Eh? I can understand Resurrection being made non-canon, but Alien 3 was a good film.
At least tell me Ripley is coming back in some form. It just isn't Alien without Ripley.
I am guessing you didn't hear Bloomies interview about it? He is bringing Ripley, Hicks and Newt back and its going to be a sequel to Aliens, semi-ignoring Alien 3 but not completely.
Apparently he is doing an "alternate timeline" of events that includes, but also ignores a lot of what happened in Alien 3. Make of that as you wish.
Also Sigourney Weaver had previously turned down several sequel films saying she no longer wanted to drag the character out, but having been given the script by Bloomies when it was just an idea he was playing with and not actually a commissioned film, she said it was the most incredible plot and there was no way she could turn down something so epic. So when the project was given the green light, she was first to sign on the dotted line and agree to come back for it, and she said it will be filmed and released AFTER Alien Covenant is released as Ridley Scott wanted his movie to come out first because apparently he thinks it would work better with him telling his story to what happened after Prometheus first before we move into a whole new future with Ripley.
That is newt for alien 5 and yeah alien 3 and resurrection do not exist anymore. Alien 5 takes place after aliens and newt and hicks are alive. I love this franchise and cannot wait for more alien movies, they should've been made alien 5 a long time ago not alien vs predator.
Classy. It's like a throwback to the original Alien movies.
Whoever s in charge of the Terminator franchise should have done the same and just forgot about T3/Salvation and continued from T2, rather than making that clusterfuck Genesis to try and change things.
Looking forward to the new Alien movie, even though they're close to collecting their pensions now
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