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