“Prometheus”-sequel gets official title & synopsis “Prometheus”-sequel gets official title & synopsis
Official title is now "Alien: Covenant" and the synopsis raises questions “Prometheus”-sequel gets official title & synopsis

So, after all the different iterations of the title – from “Prometheus 2” to “Alien: Paradise Lost” – 20th Century Fox released the above artwork that is now supposedly the really really we mean it this time-final title of Ridley Scott’s upcoming sequel to his 2012 film “Prometheus“.

“Alien: Covenant”.

The official synopsis raises more questions than it has answers. Here it is:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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 (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Notice the point about David being the “sole survivor”. I guess Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw got lost somewhere there. Or maybe David ended up sacrificing her for the “mission” – as he had no qualms about sacrificing anyone in the first movie. Or could it be, that as this prequel-series has now expanded into a trilogy – as Scott confirmed just a short time ago – Shaw might end up making an appearance in the third part, which – as Scott says: “takes it right back into ‘Alien’…”.

Or maybe she ran away from another rolling object in a straight line?

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Questions, questions, questions…. Fox also set the release date for the film, it opens October 6th, 2017.

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  • francs_television

    So it’s a trilogy now? I don’t think they should have ALIEN in the title.

  • I_am_better

    So it has been said. Aren’t prequel-trilogies a brilliant idea?

    Oh, wait…

  • Tim R.R. Something

    Maybe they couldn’t pay her enough money to be in another dumbass film.

  • I_am_better

    Soon there’s gonna be news that she’s “in talks” to play Lisbeth Salander for Sony or something…

  • Tim R.R. Something

    We get to learn everything. We’ll even see an alien going to the bathroom.

  • Tim R.R. Something

    Get studio head on the phone…

  • I_am_better

    That might actually work.

  • Tim R.R. Something

    “”. I guess Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw got lost somewhere ” Well she didn’t pack any food, water or air, or even a change of clothes.

  • I_am_better

    Oh – another plot hole I totally forgot

  • Tim R.R. Something

    There were so many.

  • I_am_better

    They could retitle it “Alien: Plot Holes”

  • I_am_better


  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Indiana Jones: “I’m going after that truck.”

    Sallah: “How?”

    Indiana: “I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go…”

  • I_am_better
  • Tim R.R. Something


  • Stalkeye

    I was burned by the first one and not sure if I will check out the sequel. /:

  • Zed

    Wahahaha! Good one!

    Seriously though, what’s the real title and synopsis?

  • I_am_better
  • Sagamanus

    Cocks shotgun. Oh you’ll see it Stx. Let’s face it. You see one. You can’t stop. Except those Leprechaun films. You see one of those and that’s the end of you ever wanting to see another.

  • Sagamanus

    Nice jade tint to that poster.

  • CoolHandJuke

    I wanna see a female engineer’s flappy, milky vag…

  • Stalkeye

    So this is the film that has put Blomkempt’s Aliens sequel on (indefinite) hold?
    Ridley, just give it up ok??

  • It might sound weird me saying so (and i’m quite surprised to say this myself) but it seems the sequel might actually have a chance of improving or being decent. It does help that two of the wirst aspects of Prometheus seem to be absent: The terrible character of Shaw (not the acting from Rapace, who she did a good job), and the retaining of one of the two ONLY good things about the Prometheus’s characters , David (the other was Theron/Thron’s character).

    I’m not usually an optimist regarding this things, but here’s to hoping.

  • Seriously, i don’t know why both can’t co-exist.

  • The last line was the ONLY inspiration for LOST.

  • Nuke that fucking fridge!!

  • This is why i love procedual movies. They are good in keeping suspention of disbelief and not distract audiences with plot holes.

  • Written by boy-genious Damon Lindelof, what did you expect?

  • Stalkeye

    Well shit, if Disney will produce all these new SW films, why not Fox double down on their Alien franchise? I was somewhat excited with what Neil would do with the Alien sequel and whether or not he would disregard Alien 3 & Resurrection as canon.

  • I love Alien3, but if Bloomckamp could make a good Alien movie that was a direct sequel to Aliens, i would be down with it. As long the movie is good, it’s all fair game.

    “If Disney will produce all these new SW films, why not Fox double down on their Alien franchise?”

    I couldn’t have said it better myself (english being my second language nonwithstanding).

  • I read you, but the summary above does give me hopes. Besides, Damon Lindelof is not involved, and that’s good news, very good news indeed.

  • That’s not news. Scott and the people from the production did mentioned, in the months before Prometheus was released, the plan was to create a prequel trilogy which would link directly to Alien.

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    Law. an incidental clause in such an agreement.
    Ecclesiastical. a solemn agreement between the members of a churchto act together in harmony with the precepts of the gospel.
    (initial capital letter) History/Historical.
    National Covenant.
    Solemn League and Covenant.
    the conditional promises made to humanity by God, as revealed inScripture.
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    a formal agreement of legal validity, especially one under seal.
    an early English form of action in suits involving sealed contracts.
    Covenant of the League of Nations.verb (used without object)
    to enter into a covenant.verb (used with object)
    to promise by covenant; pledge.
    to stipulate.

    Origin of covenant:

    1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, noun use ofpresent participle of covenir < Latin convenīre to come together, agree; see

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    covenantal [kuhv-uh-nan-tl] (Show IPA), adjective
    1. treaty, pact, convention.

    From Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.

  • Stalkeye

    Agreed with Lindelof being removed from the project. Maybe the sequel will fare much better than the first.

  • It certainly can’t be any worst.

  • Alien Evacuation


    The two worst aspects of Prometheus were Damon and Lindelof.

  • No, in actuallity the 3 worst aspects of the movie are Damon, Lawrence and Lindelof.