Ridley Scott’s Prometheus wasn’t the most disliked movie of the year, but because of how much excitement and hype revolved around the film, it’s considered a disappointment by many. That’s mainly because Scott, who time and time again claimed it what not an Alien movie, made an Alien movie without the Xenomorph’s. That triggered an idea for Scott, which was skip all the Engineer pre-Alien story and skip right ahead to more Alien action. Hence, Alien: Covenant was born.
There was a ton of drama around the project when it was first announced. With it being canceled, then coming back to life, then ultimately kicking Neill Blomkamp and his Alien 5 right out the window. Fast forward through a few name changes and its full production, and we have our first official poster for the film. It’s no secret anymore, Prometheus 2 is an Alien movie and will feature Xenomorph’s not just in the original, deadly glory, but better than ever according to Scott. And the first poster let’s us all know that right away.
What I like about this poster is that it’s so subtle and fresh, yet stays true to its origins. The reason this franchise has been so successful through the years is because of the creatures its named after, so why not return to what made it great? My only hope is that it doesn’t forget what came before, meaning the ending of Prometheus. I want to see what happens with Dr. Shaw and David. I don’t want this franchise to pull a X-Men and just not care what happened in the previous movie. What planet are they going to? Do they find what they’re looking for? I’m looking forward to a new plot and new characters (led by Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride) just as much as anyone else, but I want to see Shaw and David face off against the Engineers like we were promised.
Although Ridley Scott’s The Martian was one of 2015s greatest films, it still remains to be seen wether or not he’s officially back. The Martian was a return to form for Scott, but he was on a serious streak of films that just weren’t good. Other than James Cameron, nobody knows this franchise better than Scott, which puts the odds heavily in his favor. Hopefully both Scott and the Alien franchise can return to true greatness with Alien: Covenant. Scott’s Alien: Covenant hits theaters in May 2017 and stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride Billy Crudup, and Guy Pearce.