Michael Fassbender says he would like to reprise his position as David the android in an Alien: Covenant sequel. A followup to Prometheus, Covenant ended with a tantalizing tease for the third entry in Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel trilogy. In the movie’s darkish ending, it is revealed that David – having already worn out the Engineers on their house planet – disguised himself as his counterpart, the newer mannequin of android Walter, and snuck aboard the Covenant alongside the spaceship’s remaining crew members. And as the ultimate scene confirms, he introduced two of his facehugger embryos with him.
However, it has been two years now and a third Alien prequel has but to occur. That’s partly as a result of Covenant carried out beneath expectations, taking in $241 million on the international field workplace on a $97 million funds (a good, however modest turnout) and incomes an general lukewarm reception from critics and common audiences. At the identical time, Covenant has a good variety of vocal supporters, lots of whom have been calling for a sequel within the time because it hit theaters. Fassbender, on his finish, appears more than pleased to oblige them, if given the possibility.
During an interview with BadTaste.it (the place he and James McAvoy had been selling X-Men: Dark Phoenix), Fassbender mentioned he “loves the character [David]” and could be recreation to reunite with Scott for a 3rd and doubtlessly remaining Alien prequel, after their efforts collectively on Prometheus and Covenant. However, much like his Covenant costars, the actor appeared to have little to no concept if a sequel will ever really occur, or is even being thought of at this level.
As others have identified, a sequel wouldn’t solely present Covenant‘s followers with a way of closure, it might additionally bride the hole between Scott’s Alien prequels and his authentic sci-fi horror basic. Indeed, rumor has it the sequel (which has been referred to as Alien: Awakening up to now) could be concerning the surviving Engineers looking for revenge towards David for his genocidal act, which seems like a compelling setup proper off the bat. More than that, it has been speculated that Scott’s plan was to finish the film on the moon LV-426 from Alien, in flip bringing the story of the Xenomorph and its evolution full-circle. Unfortunately, these theories and rumors are all Alien followers actually should work with in the intervening time, because of the sequel’s lack of progress.
The different large thriller issue is Disney, which now owns Fox’s film and TV property – and, by extension, the Alien franchise. Fox Film’s Vice Chair, Emma Watts, provided an replace on the scenario at CinemaCon, saying the studio plans to “create new stories” set in the world of Alien. But once more, it is tough to discern if the studio has any intention of ending David’s story (and the bigger Alien prequel narrative), or plans to primarily reboot the franchise not directly. Here’s hoping they provide some clarification within the quick future, if solely so Fassbender and the remainder of the Covenant forged and crew have one thing new to speak about, the subsequent time somebody asks them an Alien-related query.