Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus and eighth film in the xenomorph series (if you count the Alien vs. Predator movies), is nearing the start of production. For months, rumors have been running rampant regarding the film’s plot and how it will tie in with the original movies now that the settled upon title has revealed an illusive connection.
Ridley Scott has been teasing at the origins of the infamous drooling horrors for years and the thought of finally getting a few answers is more than a little tantalizing. Now, thanks to the release of a short synopsis that went along with the announcement of the film’s title, a few juicy details have finally floated to the surface. These are seven confirmed rumors about Alien: Covenant.
7. It’s the Second Installment in a Planned Prometheus Trilogy
In terms of project development, Alien: Covenant seems to be going through the same type of progression its predecessor experienced. Prometheus started out as a straightforward prequel to Alien, but gradually the story distanced itself from actual xenomorphs until the end result had only a trace remnant of Alien heritage.
The lack of a more direct connection to Alien begged a Prometheus sequel, so it didn’t come as a surprise when Alien: Covenant was announced. However, the additional announcement that it was only the second movie in a planned trilogy provided ample cause for further speculation. Bear in mind that just because the new title comes with official Alien branding doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to be seeing face huggers and chest bursters all over the place. It will still likely be more directly related to Prometheus.http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/prometheus-2012-film/images/33017336/title/pormetheus-wallpaper-wallpaper Source: Fanpop.com