Do You Have To See Prometheus Before Watching 'Alien: Covenant'?

Friday, 12 May, 2017

Waterston says doors would suddenly open with monsters jumping out: "I'm just this little person with this small gun, and that thing is in here alone with me". So I thought: "Wow, okay, I'm wrong".

All of this connects to Scott's insistence that Alien 5 is a non-starter, even though there's been no official word from Fox about the project in months, as it was ostensibly put on hold until after Scott's latest movie was out of the way.

According to Scott, "we're writing [a sequel] now, as we speak". It's all in my mind. And then you realize "I was wrong" or "I was right.' I think that's where it comes in. So that's been quite useful".

In the meantime, we can see Scott's work in the upcoming "Alien: Covenant". Except I do question, why have both [movies] out there?

A lot of fans were a bit anxious after Alien director Ridley Scott said he plans to pump out six more Alien films, but it looks like the director has had a change of heart. Scott is well aware of this and promises there will be some clarity in Covenant.

But we're also taken in a different direction, through Michael Fassbender on double duty as Walter, and as David, the synthetic from Prometheus. Like in "Prometheus" (well, pretty much every "Alien" movie), someone does something stupid to begin the domino effect that leads to an alien bursting out of someone's body and terrorizing the rest of the crew. Of course, that turns out not to be the case. At the end of Prometheus, we know Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David (the android played by Michael Fassbender) fly to another planet.

Elements from Scott's "unfairly scorned" Prometheus come lurching back into focus with a maniacal "this'll show "em" glint", he adds, giving the film a full five stars.

"I discovered recently that's exactly what Nasa is doing", Scott said.

But when the crew get what appears to be a distress call from another, closer planet they decide to touch down there instead.

In space, no one can hear you scream. "So we're going to send it to Nasa to see if I can speed up the process for them". A few sites have been circulated a headline saying Scott is apologizing for Prometheus but the actual quote is more interesting and nuanced. "It's a geek franchise", Mendelson said.

Scott plays with a tried and tested formula to tell a brilliantly crafted story. "Why switch it off?"